[BALUG-Admin] [DO NOT REPLY ALL! ...] reduced DNS redundancy: balug.org/sf-lug.org/sf-lug.com: Fwd: ns1.linuxmafia.com downtime

Rick Moen rickmoen@gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 22:27:05 PDT 2018

Michael wrote:

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 7:19 PM Michael Paoli <
Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> DO NOT REPLY ALL! (*unless* you're a member of **both** lists)

I do have that distinction.  ;->

(What Michael said.  If not on both balug-admin@ and sf-lug@,
please trip recipients appropriately.)

Man, that status mail I wrote late last night was only barely coherent.
(I hope people could figure out that 'Near and I and Mike Durkin' was
supposed to be 'Near _as_ I and Mike Durkin', for example.)  What I
didn't mention was that I'd had almost no sleep the night before the
outage for unrelated causes, so it's a wonder I was able to function
let alone do network diagnosis.  By the time I got to 2am and sent
that mail, I was really running on fumes.

For a fun yet outré experience, I recommend trying to figure out how to
import into friggin' Gmail a roster of 287 Mailman mailing list
subscribers exported to ASCII by '/var/lib/mailman/bin/list_members
-f sf-lug > /tmp/sf-lug', so that you can send subscribers a status
mail without needing to copy/past 287 times into the Bcc field.  It
can be done, but _man_ how pathetically buggy Auntie Goog's code is.
And all because of the furshlugginer WebUI, which I could have
done without in the first place.

'Easier user interface' my great aunt.
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