Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Friday, 2 August 2002

# 6:45 AM

A day of unpleasant discoveries:

  • When I got in the shower and turned it on, the showerhead came flying off the end of the pipe and hit me. Turns out the only thing that holds it in place is one nut, which is made out of cheap plastic, and which had cracked.
  • There is no execvpe(3).
  • DALnet insists you have identd installed. If you do, Exim will ping it once for every last message fetchmail passes it.
  • The hardware-monitoring chip on this computer will generate alerts for sensors that are clearly inside their programmed limits.