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Journal: Colourful language

Journal by ross.w

Some people don't seem to realise that for those of us behind so-called "profanity" filters, one ill-considered word can make an entire article and its posts off limits, as well as making my usage logs look like I've been trying to access pron or something.

How about at least obfuscating words like "fsck" and "c__t" to get through such filters without altering your meaning?

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Journal: The thin end of the wedge

Journal by ross.w

Our IT people have weighed up the option of a Windows NT based proxy server for A$3,000 plus OS & hardware, or an old P133 running Redhat Linux and Squid. It looks like they're going to save the $3000 and go with the free software. Could this be the thin end of the wedge?

Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. -- Kernighan