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Comment: Ren & Stimpy (Score 5, Interesting) 90 90

I see a fair bit of other influences in your comics, with Ren & Stimpy references seeming to show up here and there. What other comic have played a role in your work, and is there some bad experience in early childhood that clearly left you so scarred from Ren & Stimpy?

Comment: Re:Gentoo works for me (Score 1) 175 175

I've alo been using gentoo on my desktops for about the same amount of time, it's by far my favorite of all that I've tried. And while the ricer-level make options don't have as much effect on performance as they used to, I still like the configurability of the whole thing.

That being said, I wouldn't run Gentoo is a prod environment for any amount of money, it's debian or a redhat-based distro, all the way. The nuances of the portage tree from week to week just lend themselves to too much instability on what might get installed when you're trying to pull in an update.

Things like "Oops, we green-lit perl-5.16 when it should've been 5.18", and all your modules are broken and perpetually rebuilding for the next week, or "We migrated everyone from grub to grub2 and renamed the original grub to 'grub-static' and didn't tell anyone, sorry about any systems that don't boot"

I like to tinker on my desktops, I have zero desire to do so with production systems.

Open Source

Linux 2.6.37 Released 135 135

diegocg writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."

UNIX enhancements aren't.