Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cell Phone Etiquette Gone Wrong

No Cell PhoneWe've all seen them: people who don't pay attention or care about the people around them. I see people driving erratically because they're on the phone, having obnoxious ring tones loudly blasting at movies or at dinner, and people talking loudly at restaurants and, in this case, a doctor's office.

When I go to get my allergy shot, I have to then stay in the waiting room for 30 minutes to be sure that I don't have a negative reaction (Anaphylactic shock). At times there are loud kids or people having conversations, but today...

There is a sign at the front desk asking you not bother other patients by using your cell phone. As I'm waiting (only one or two minutes into my required 30), a father and his two young (8 and 10?) sons, who were there to get shots, come in and sit down. Almost immediately, the father takes out his cell phone and makes a call. People do it (no, I haven't) but they are usually courteous enough to keep their calls short and quiet. This guy was not quiet. And I could tell based on the conversation that it would be a long one. It sounded like an uncle catching up with a nephew about the nephew's family.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Redhat + Winbind = Yay

Red HatI've always known that Red Hat can use Active Directory for authentication and allow Windows users to log into Linux without having a local account, but I had never actually set it up.

Based on a large amount of research and trial and error, I found from different sites the bits and pieces I needed to make it work properly. Unfortunately, I don't remember which sites I used to gather my information, so I can't credit anyone.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yaifo 4.4

OpenBSDAnnouncing YAIFO 4.4!

There are no new features in Yaifo 4.4 besides bringing Yaifo in sync with OpenBSD 4.4. Thanks to Seth for helping me test and finding some problems.

You can download Yaifo 4.4 from SourceForge.