Ruby Shines in Linux Journal

Posted on June 26, 2006

I gave up on the Linux Journal some time ago. Technical content was low, ads were overshadowing the content, and I just didn't see it as being worth the $5. Instead I prefered Linux Magazine which had better technical content, was more well rounded, and provided a lot more value per mag. But LJ has worked hard to claw back it seems, by doing a better job of centering the content (creating a subject flow throughout each issue) and even ...

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Solaris 10 6/06 Update 2: ZFS Hits the Data Center

Posted on June 26, 2006

Solaris 10 Update 2 is officially ready for download. Currently bandwidth is being strained at Sun due to massive interest in the release. For the scoop on whats new and exciting, What's New in the Solaris 10 6/06 Release doc. Some high points include: The Solaris ZFS File System Predictive Self-Healing for x64 Systems Predictive Self-Healing Support for SNMP Notification Common Agent Container (for JMX and JDMK iSCSI ...

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Business 2 Point WTF?

Posted on June 26, 2006

10 People Who Don't Matter. This little crock of crap that is B2.0's idea of journalistic insite is frankly sickening. Its always been a shitty rag, I doubt anyone would defend it, but their lists as of late just really point out how massively short sighted and niave they are. Perhaps a merger between B2.0 and The Register is in order, then they'll get both tech and biz wrong together. Some of Business 2.0's People Who Don't Matter: ...

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Photo Catchup: JavaOne, OpenSolaris, PostgreSQL

Posted on June 26, 2006

I've gotten way behind on posting pictures. I finally caught up to date and figured, even as late as it is, I'd share some of them... OpenSolaris@JavaOne The registration area of JavaOne (above). All the signage was in XML tags which I thought was kool. Some of the crowds at JavaOne. The place was packed! The OpenSolaris booth on the JavaOne Expo Floor before the flood gates opened. Mike Kupfer mans the post ready and waiting. ...

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Google Page Rankings

Posted on June 20, 2006

I've been in one of those "whats the point" ruts. At some point so much piles up on the TODO list that you spend more time manageing that list than taking things off it. When the work grows unpropotional to appreciation at some point you hit that "no one cares, whats the point" rut, that I'm in now. Sometimes Google can provide some comfort, so I thought I'd do a quick check of some of my page rankings. Here's what I found. Google ...

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June SVOSUG: PostgreSQL

Posted on June 19, 2006

This Thursday evening, in Santa Clara, the OpenSolaris Users Group will host a presentation by Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Core Team Member and closest thing PostgreSQL has to "the man"(tm). PostgreSQL is an amazing database and is now integrated into Solaris, the meeting should be an excellent one. I'm also pleased to report that some how Alan has put together a call-in number for the meeting! If you want to call in and listen to the ...

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Battlefield 2: Armored Fury

Posted on June 19, 2006

I recently got bummed out that Battlefield 2, my relaxation tool of choice, has become a bit boring. Its gotten harder and harder to find large matches that are fun and exciting. My preference is for flying Blackhawk choppers on large 64 player maps, namely my favorite map FuShe Pass. The servers lately have had fewer and fewer player, the maps that do have players tend to be ground assult maps that I think are massively boring, such as ...

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Linux Kernel Includes Niagara Support

Posted on June 19, 2006

Linus announced Linux v2.6.17 yesterday, among the usual long list of improvements, fixes, and features is the following: David S. Miller: [SPARC64]: Dump local cpu registers in sun4v_log_error() [TG3]: Handle Sun onboard tg3 chips more correctly. [SPARC64]: Avoid JBUS errors on some Niagara systems. [SPARC64]: Set appropriate max_cache_size. [SPARC64]: Do not double-export sys_close() when CONFIG_SOLA...

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HP Servers Require Jet Engine for Cooling

Posted on June 16, 2006

Seriously, check it out: Hewlett-Packard is adapting fans from radio-controlled jets to relieve heat-stressed computer servers. I'd personally suggest buying a better server.

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Splunk for Solaris/X86 Released

Posted on June 16, 2006

Hot off the presses, Splunk 2.0.8 for Solaris/X86 is ready for download. I deployed it on my B38 system in less than 5 minutes and its running well so far. If your new to Splunk, please see my earlier coverage... Splunk Overview Centralizing Syslog on Solaris Solaris BSM Auditing Putting it all together: Splunk End-to-End Coming of Age: Splunk 2.0

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