We have finally stopped having exponential growth with COVID-19 cases in San Diego. Indeed, society is starting to open up again; I can get my hair cut again (as long as I wear a mask and observe social distancing) and childcare at my daughter’s school is scheduled to open up again in a little over two weeks.
While there are still some shortages at stores, essential items are readily available again. I may have to buy a different brand of toilet paper, for example, but I can buy it again.
The important thing is to maintain social distance to keep the spread of the virus down, as well as keeping one’s hands clean and wearing a mask when shopping or otherwise interacting closely with strangers.
Large public gatherings should still be avoided. Which leads me to the next topic.
When I think to myself “who are the most macho people out there”, I think of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Phillips.
So, I made a point to read closely what they have to write, because they, to me, define what it means to be a real man.
There is a notion out there that being “Macho” means oppressing the weak. Which is why reading this article from Arnie was so enjoyable; it is the peak of masculinity: Having compassion for the oppressed and desiring to overcome oppression.
I do not feel comfortable going in to the streets to protest because of the COVID-19 crisis, but I do feel comfortable lifting some dumbbells I am blessed to have at home as a sign of solidarity of those who have been oppressed by our country’s prejudices and petty hatreds.
The OpenVZ nodes available at RamNode, as it turns out, fully support CentOS 8. However, since CentOS 8 is 64-bit, it requires more memory to run processes than 32-bit CentOS 6, which means it really needs a larger node than a 128 megabyte one. While RamNode still offers $15/year 128 megabyte nodes, their next step up is a $42/year 1 gigabyte node. It would be nice if they offered something in between for $25 a year, such as a 256mb or 512mb node.
Since I have already moved everything over to Dreamhost, I will leave it to Dreamhost to make sure the underlying operating system is up to date with security patches, and that things run smoothly.
As I was moving files to the new node, I was able to find the archives for the third and final iteration of the MaraDNS mailing list. They are available here:
I continue to work on MaraDNS; my current project is to make MaraDNS supported in Cygwin so that Windows users without access to Hyper-V can run both the authoritative and recursive parts of MaraDNS (not to mention MicroDNS).
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