During my recent Debian updates (via the command line), I’ve been seeing this error: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.9-1-amd64 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168g-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8106e-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8411-1.fw for module …

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HostGator: A friend after all? As I wrote yesterday, HostGator locked me out of my brand-new account because of “suspicious” activity.  I called back to push them further on it.  Do I really need to email them my personal data—scanned copies …

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To proceed with this transaction, we require additional pieces from you. After spending quite a bit of time exploring an alternative web host, I chose HostGator.  The reviews were kind, the price was reasonable, and they were having a sale. …

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