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Recommended Listening: Animal Collective - My girls

It’s just a single track i want to recommend today: It’s Animal Collective’s “My Girls” from their album “Merriweather Post Pavillion”. I heard this track yesterday while watching a documentary...

Mac, supported usb/serial adapter but no terminal program available?

There is a neat trick in the case you have an serial adapter, but no terminal programm at your disposal, your mobile data plan don’t allow a larger download. Well,...

Fast Reboot for SPARC

I’ve reported about the PSARC case a while ago, but now it’s in the code: This putback introduced the fast reboot feature to SPARC. It’s implemented a little bit differently...

Machtgefährdend

Das Wort, das FDP-Generalsekretär Lindner wahrscheinlich verwenden wollte, war machtgefährdend, das er eigentlich meinte, als er anmerkte, das Kritik an Westerwelle demokratiegefährdend ist. Kritik an Herrschenden ist gerade das, was...

PSARC/2010/006 - removal of iSCSI Userland Target

The COMSTAR target is in OpenSolaris for several versions. So a PSARC case was introduced to remove the userland implementation of iSCSI in Opensolaris. Today the change found it’s way...

SolarOS

A reader with much better eyes than mine (think i should really visit my ophthalmologist) found an interesting reference to Solaris/SunOS in the new Tron Legacy Trailer: It’s at 1:12...

I know what i will do on December 16th ...

Watching this movie: (click here to view)

Flickr-Set: Hammer Park under snow

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Oh no!

I really thought we were through this snow thing for this year.

Less known Solaris features - logadm

The mighty root couldn’t sleep at night, so root walked around the castle. Deep down in the foundation of super users castle there was a strange room. It was filled...

Wahre Worte über Herrn Westerwelle

(click here to view, via dem isotopp sein blog)

Westerwelle

Götz Aly schreibt in der Berliner Zeitung in “Westerwelles kleine Welt”: Westerwelle und ein erheblicher Teil der FDP-Spitze repräsentieren eine Generation von Plastikmännern und -frauen, die in den fettesten Jahren...

WTF?

You can get almost everything on airline bonus miles. But Finnair definitely takes this to a new level: For 3.180.000 points you get a Rintojen suurennus (or on swedish: bröstförstorning)....

Psychologische Effekte

Wieviele Minen braucht man um einen Hafen mit einem Minenfeld lahmzulegen? Garkeine, eine Pressemitellung reicht. Wieviele CDs mit Kontendaten aus der Schweiz muss man kaufen, um hunderte Deutsche zur Selbstanzeige...

Recommended Listening: Peter Gabriel - Scratch my back

Just purchased the new album of Peter Gabriel from iTunes: “Scratch my back”. There is an interesting concept behing this music: Peter Gabriel reinterprets a song of well known artists...

To dedup or not to dedup - that results in a lot of questions

In some discussions in mail and in some community forums linking to the articles about deduplication and hashing there was a slight misunderstanding. I should explain some things. There are...

Somewhat paranoid.

There was some discussion about possible attack vectors for checksum-only deduplication. However i don’t think the proposed vectors are really feasible. The first attack tries to create data corruption by...

Perceived Risk

Humans have a design flaw, they don’t have a sense for risks. When you look at the risks from a more scientific perspective, the probability of dying in a terror...