Category Archive: Linux

Mar 18

Skynet is coming…

Or: “Why process automation isn’t always a good thing.” I’m *GOOD* at scripting and automation.  This is not to say I’m the best there is, I think I worked with him about 10 years ago in California…  I learned most of what I know about BASH from him. There are some WONDERFUL uses for shell …

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Jan 08

I am not a PC…

The last Apple I bought had “//e” following the name…

Mar 26

IBM XiV – Real-Life impressions…

IBM XiV - Inside View

First impression of the XiV in “action” The GUI is fancy.  Looks like a Mac turned on it’s side. The GUI is also NOT web-based.  It’s an app-install. I do believe however it’s available for multiple platforms. It really does seem to take all of the guess work out of provisioning since you don’t really …

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Feb 23

Day-3 (Mac Experiment)

My definition of “Day” changes…well…daily. I’m having to do some shuffling of data off my old PC Workstation and I found something interesting. MacOS can’t WRITE to an NTFS volume without a third-party driver.  It can read from it just fine. I ran into a situation where I had to consolidate data from 2x 2TB …

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Aug 31

VMWare Booting…

Ok, I’m curious as to whether anyone has an answer for this. Why don’t more people boot VMWare ESX from the SAN? It occurred to me the other night that I have 2 36G drives in each of my servers that I use possibly 10G of, when I already have a High-Availability storage solution at …

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Aug 25

Jumping the shark

This may be a more well-known reference than I earlier thought. I grew up watching Happy-Days.  The show was great until the episode where Fonzi jumped the shark-tank.  After that it pretty much went down-hill quickly. Hence the term “Jumped the shark” or “Jumping the shark” has come to mean any single event that marks …

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Jan 02

Vista woes….

Hope everyone had a great new-year. I spent mine stripping every last bit of Windows Vista off my desktop at home. I played with it for a while, mostly to see what all the fuss was about.  Most of it comes down to yet another example of the dumbing down of America. Vista has managed …

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Oct 29

Dell / Linux

Ok – a bit off the storage side. I recently undertook the daunting task of installing Fedora Core 7 on my Dell Latitude D620 laptop. The hardware summary is as follows: Intel Core2 Duo – T7200 (2x 2.8GHZ) 2GB Ram Intel 3945 802.11 Wireless Broadcom 10/100/1000 Network Sprint EVDO Express (Novatell internal) Dell 350 Bluetooth …

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Jun 14

Slowly but surely I’m getting back into things…

I started playing with CentOS today, at the suggestion of a few of our network geeks in the office. The great thing about it is that it’s binary compatible with RedHat Enterprise 5.  So things like EMC Solutions Enabler and Veritas Netbackup work perfectly with it. It’s handy because as anyone who has every tried …

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