Brain drain from Finland continues

Brain drain from Finland

Finland is educating its citizens to a very high level, but is not able to keep this highly educated work force in the country.


E-mail: migrating from kmail to Evolution

I recently switched from kde to gnome and at the same time from kmail to Evolution. There is no easy way to transfer you mail if you have organized it in several mailboxes in kmail. You need to select all messages in a folder and then right-click and save them in mbox format. This step you need to repeat for every folder. Then you can use the import function of Evolution (import from single file). If you can accept that all files end up in the same folder, you can concatenate your .mbox files to save you the trouble of importing multiple files:

Migrating the Mad Thought Blog to a new server (mysql, php)

  1. Dump the database data mysqldump --host=localhost --user=root -p journal >journal.sql
  2. Create the databse on the new machine mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE journal;
  3. Import the data into the database mysql -p -h localhost journal < journal.sql
  4. Create the user 'journal' GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'journal'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'journal' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Migrating from SuSE 9.3 to SuSE 10.1

We were migrating our server to the newest SuSE release. Based on previous bad experience we didn't want to upgrade the system, but instead install a completely new system and then migrate our data there. Here's the list of what we had to do to the default SuSE installation to migrate all our services and data:

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