The OVH Kimsufi Ubuntu kernel doesn't support NFS

That is kind of annoying. I am going to follow the instructions from http://neuro.me.uk/2009/09/20/revert-to-standard-ubuntu-kernel-on-ovh-or-kimsufi-servers/ later this weekend, and get back to a standard kernel. Or next week. So if the server goes does down, that’s why! Update: Not happening this weekend! Too…

APIs and dates

Time for a rant. If you are building an API, whether it is for public consumption or not, you should make sure you communicate dates in an unambiguous way. You should always be able to figure out the exact time, regardless of time zone or daylight saving. The best way…