Solaris on my root server ... takes a little bit longer ...

The easy method didn´t work … will do it on less less sophisticated method … but this takes a while …

links for 2007-12-15

GRUB and Solaris (tags: boot grub linux solaris)

New root server - first steps

Okay, i´ve installed Solaris on my new root server with the vmware trick, the next step is getting the server to boot from the solaris disk.

Contrails

Schön

Manchmal muss man der Firma ja fast dankbar sein, das sie einen quer durch die Republik jagt. Man sieht dadurch Dinge, die einem ansonsten entgangen wären. Heute war so ein...

Rock delayed?

There are some rumours about a later release of the UltraSPARC Rock - for example at the Register. By the way: Don´t look at Rock … in my opinion for...

Yet another opinion about proprietary vs open source databases

Although a little bit advertising, the blog entry of Jignesh Shah points to an interesting fact: You can easily spend hundred times the server price for the database license. The...

links for 2007-12-14

Battleship Mtron a raid 0 setup of 9 SATA-SSD ... seems to be a fast setup ;) (tags: hardware ssd raid performance) The Omni Group - OmniFocus (tags: gtd software...

Flickr Referer

I´ve learned about a really interesting function of flickr at Daring Fireball. You can get some referer and pageview stats from flickr (only as a Flickr Pro user). You have...

CAPTCHAS

Interesting article about CAPTCHAs. The author has an interesting metric for the quality of a CAPTCHA … the price for the software to break it.

links for 2007-12-13

YouTube - Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard using the Wii Remote (tags: lifehacks computer cool remote software tech tools geek multitouch whiteboard wii hack)

London@night

Some thoughts about SPECpower_ssj2008

SPEC announced a new benchmark: SPECpower_ssj2008. After reading the documentation, i started to dislike this new benchmark. Not because it´s badly designed, but i can imagine the benchmarketing tricks. It´s...

Opensourcing UltraSPARC T2

Sun promised it a while ago: After opensourcing the UltraSPARC T1 CPU we´ve have opensourced the T2. eweek writes about it in “Sun Brings Niagara 2 Chip to Open Source”....

The RDBMS market

Allan Packer started a multi-article blog entry about his opinion regarding the RDBMS market:Are Proprietary Databases Doomed?. I looking forward to the next parts of it. I think, that relational...

Die eigentlichen Probleme bei der Terrorbekämpfung

Während Herr Schäuble immer noch über die Unbedingtheit der heimlichen Onlinedurchsuchung zur Terrorbekämpfung schwadroniert, schreibt die Süddeutsche über einen Bericht, der die eigentlichen Probleme beschreibt, die unsere Polizeitbehörden im Kampf...

Seagull

The away-from-keyboard syndrome

When you have a root server, there is a really basic rule: The farther you are away from a keyboard, the higher is probability of a problem with your root...

DTrace for xVM

Michael Haines writes in this blog article about yet another reason to think about the usage of xVM as soon it´s available: DTrace! We implemented a DTrace provider in xVM...

SunCEC2007: Best Blog

After Shawn linked to the winners of the “Best RedshiftBlog” , “Best WowBlog” and “Best Postcast” competitions at CEC, i think it´s time to disclose, who´ve won the “CEC Best...