The ups and downs of re-usable nappies

Daughter #2 is now well established with us, and this time round, Roz decided to use re-usable nappies. Nice and easy for her… she doesn’t normally do the washing…

With that aside, they are a lot better than I expected. Once assembled, they are as easy to use as the disposables, but the assembly is the downside. They are all slightly different, and Roz appears to have one of every type.

The one thing that I am happy about is that the re-usable wipes that we bought for use with daughter #1 are a lot easier to use now. I had problems washing them, since my instinct (considering what is on them once used) is to put them on a 60°C wash, and they needed washing twice a week. Now, of course, we’re washing nappies at that, multiple times a week, so they just get put in. They are also better at wiping babies clean too 🙂

Rootkits, or not…

I’ve just spent about an hour, checking on the internet, after chkrootkit on my workstation flagged up a couple of supposedly hidden processes. Not exactly panicking, but more a case of trying to work out what it’s found.

The first thing that I came across was a site that said that there is “no malware for Linux”. Ignoring that one, I then found references to rkhunter. I’d spotted the Debian package before, but never really played with it. So with a quick “apt-get install”, I was able to run it. And it found something…

Turns out though, that there was a bug (#576680) listed with Debian. I then used this workaround, which basically says “do what it says in the README.Debian file distributed with the package”, and all is now happy. Even better – I’ve now had a chance to have a look at both chkrootkit and rkhunter a bit more than I had before.