[rescue] Corrupted list messages

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:19:03 CDT 2021

On Thu, 30 Sept 2021 at 21:47, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
>    I really don't want to jump in here, but I can't help myself.  You
> are clearly doing something wrong.

I probably am. _This is not my job._

It *was* my job in the 1990s but I 100% intentionally moved my career
away from that, towards a mixture of tech journalism and technical
writing. Various small chunks of the docs of both of the paid-for
enterprise Linux distros came from yours truly's IBM Model M keyboard
in the Czech Republic.

I don't do this for a living any more _because I don't want to_.  It's
become a complex and risky job, with serious drawbacks if you get
Pwned. I don't do it any more _even if people pay me to_ and I'm sure
as hell not going to do it for myself for free.

I have been a professional systems administrator and I did pretty well
in terms of robustness, uptime etc. Systems I designed and built and
ran, in my mid-20s, carried US$600 million per day in trades for years
on end.

But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to... I
chose something else.
(To borrow and mangle a good line.)

Total respect for those who do, but I'd rather do my own dentistry
without anaesthetic.

A couple of friends of mine whose tech skills I have very high respect
for won't let PHP near any server they run, and I trust their
knowledge more than I trust my own.

If I could pay someone else to run a private
mail/contacts/diary/photo- and file-sharing/occasional web
wordprocessor/spreadsheet suite for me, complete with maintaining
clients for 2 different OSes and multiple browsers... it'd cost a lot
more than $25 a year, which is what I pay.

I don't like paying Google money but it's a very good service for the price.

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