No sign of release 79 or 80… so they’ve skipped them.
Trying to do an install now, it appears that previous releases would install with 512Mb whereas this one will have you staring at
Setting up Java. Please wait…
Which will stay on your screen until you die of old age, or leave the house, which ever the more likely.
So I’ve created my template domain and will be starting attempt 99,9999,9999999,9999999 to build a cluster from virtual machines.
P.s. sys-unconfig is pretty useful.. forgotten about this one from starting afresh !Read More
Tomorrow I take flight to Canada !! Banff to be precice, The weather is looking mighty cold, going to go as low as -20c so i’ve been getting in as much practice as I can as I don’t want to die on a mountain I’ve even been out and purchased a snowboard (below) which I aim to thrash down the mountain sides in the coming days. Going to be good!
My New years resolution was to quit drinking, however a 30th birthday party one week in to the new year kind of made a mess of it. Drinking until 3-4am isn’t in keeping with my original resolution, but nevermind noone ever really manages to keep up with there resolutions. The next day wondering around tescos (with stinking headache) I noticed this strange bottle on the shelves.
The tag line “Hypertonic for alcohol consumers” made me curious, so I picked one up to see if it did help at all. After we got back and put the shopping into various cupboards etc… I tried this drink…
The aftertaste of rotting vomit really didn’t do it for me, Kim hated it as well so majority was that i’ll stick to water.Read More
I decided to re-0rganise my desk recently, so that it’s a bit easier to get to bits and bobs. However here is living proof of the working output from my ‘modified’ poweredge machine -> how-to. The silver fronted machine is the server, quad core with 4Gb of ram which is next my ‘workstation’ which is the dual core xeon with another 4Gb of ram. All in all my set up is nearly put together, under the desk which you can’t see is the gigabit switch and the NAS.
The NAS is an Maxtor MSS II, which i’m part way through botching in order to make it more useful. The MSS II is alright but it’s really designed for small businesses that generally don’t have an IT department, just one of those members of staff who buys some daft magazine every now and then, but assumes he knows everything. With that in mind the NAS is a simple little linux box with a web front end and samba running on it. This would be alright in a simple office with a couple of xp/vista boxes but start to mix OS’s and utilise the device a little bit more than it likes and thinks will break quite quickly. The people from openmss.org are always coming up with new ideas and bits of software and it’s looking like NFS and iSCSI may be not too far away.Read More