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Broken file links

Note: This article has been edited several times as the issue developed. A while back the web server that hosted this site was moved around a bit. When that happened, all of the file links became broken. I've just this evening copied the files over from a backup and fixed...

A Different Kind of Linkrot

I've increasingly noticed that searching the web for answers to various technical questions gets me a lot of dead-ends or infinite loops. For example, when searching recently for information on libnss-ldap and libnss-compat, I found this forum thread: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/miscellaneous/172807-name-service-switch-file-nsswitch-conf-what-compat.html. It conveniently doesn't answer the question -- instead referring the reader...

Update Nagging: Getting out of Hand

These days it seems I have less and less time to use my machine, let alone maintain things. At the same time I've noticed that software has become increasingly whiny and nagging when "new versions" become available. WordPress, Firefox, SumatraPDF, FileZilla, Notepad++ are just a few that come to mind that more often than not demand that an update get installed close to every time I use them. (Maybe not so much with Firefox.)