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Feb 8, 2009 - 6 minute read - Comments

Legacy software, modern hardware, Solaris 10 and interesting behavior...

I got back home from Toronto somewhere around 02:30. Warning: Never do this alone! Well, good thing I didn’t… Some of that gear can be heavy, so a second set of hands is useful. Loading it into a personal vechicle is also easier with two people - good thing I don’t have a tiny compact car. I can just see this happening in a SMART car or an Innocenti (yes, shudder).

Jan 22, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

KACE systems management - commercial alternative to cfengine and puppet

Just learned about this line of commercial systems management appliances (company is named KACE) in a LOPSA forum: Has anyone heard about or worked with/tested these products?

Jan 7, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Lack of backup shuts company down

For those who haven’t heard about going the way of the dodo: Lessons from this incident abound: Choosing a sysadmin (what kind of sysadmin thinks that RAID = backup???) Managing IT Dealing with fired employees that have the keys to the kingdom

Dec 24, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

Vacations that are not

Today I was mostly left alone. Gotta love vacation. No progress on the rework of my computers, but I guess that’s what happens when you get caught up in the last throes of a dying year. Now I have to figure out how to take a day off the first week back :) On the plus side, I should be left alone for the rest of this day and tomorrow at least.

Dec 24, 2008 - 1 minute read - Comments

December Meeting

I know, the meeting is long past. I did want to say that we did in fact have a meeting and that we were having a social meeting. Dinner at Ceylonta 19:00 to 21:00 bring a guest.