Today in 1917, 107 years ago: World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
Today in 1778, 246 years ago: American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to help train the Continental Army.
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Interesting watching a windows client do a full update from a fresh install in a hypervisor. What's it doing? Why is it taking so fucking long? The answer is God knows, and not much, apparently. Lots of CPU thrash but little else. I assumed I/O was always a bottleneck but there's not much going on with the storage. #sysadmin
I sometimes feel like I'm talking to Dr Lexus when I deal with these people
Of course they sent it to my old address. I updated my address in their online portal - which they sacked all their service staff to pay for - but apparently this does not mean things will be mailed to my new address because clown world.
Today in 1991, 33 years ago: The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
FOSS, motorbikes, and photography.
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