Virtualbox 3.0.4

There is a new maintenance release for Virtualbox. You can download 3.0.4 at the usual location. The changelog is available at the virtualbox.org website.

links for 2009-08-05

Sun T5440 World Record SAP-SD 4-Processor Two-tier SAP ERP 6.0 EP 4 (Unicode) - BestPerf (tags: benchmark)

links for 2009-08-04

Engadget: OCZ's 1TB Colossus SSD gets a price and launch timeframe (tags: SSD) Spezl schicken 27-jährigen im Vollrausch samt Sofa auf Bahnfahrt - Nachrichten - Lokales - merkur-online (tags: humor)...

Six coffee ....

Okay Local, we are at six coffee at Starbucks … c0t0d0s0.org has more than 1600 subscribers. This bet will make me poor:

Open HA Cluster on OpenSolaris

My collegue Thorsten Frueauf wrote an excellent document how to use Open HA cluster on OpenSolaris. Just for the uninitiated: OpenHA Cluster is the open source variant of the Sun...

The waning importance of storage array controllers

I found an interesting text this morning. In “SSDs, pNFS Will Test RAID Controller Design” Henry Newman speculates about the future of RAID controller and the difficulties their vendors will...

Smugmug

I’ve migrated my photos from Flickr to Smugmug yesterday evening. I will just upload the photos to smugmug in the future. So you will find my images here.

Der Kampf der Frau von der Leyen

In ihrem Kampf, das Internet zu einem Platz betreuten Lebens zu machen, wird klar, das Kinderpornographie nur der erste Schauplatz der Frau Leyen war. Denn alle sind gegen Kinderschänder. Der...

links for 2009-08-02

Re: [PATCH] oom_pardon, aka don't kill my xlock [LWN.net] (tags: linux kernel satire funny memory humor) Minimizing Memory Usage for Creating Application Subprocesses (tags: solaris linux memory unix performance programming...

Damned ...

I know, why i dislike normal volume managers and migrated all my Solaris systems to a blatant layering violation (vulgo: ZFS) - my Linux machine for experiments and tests is...

links for 2009-07-31

AO2009012_Prelim.pdf (application/pdf Object) Tail Strike Melbourne Airport, Vic. 20 March 2009 A6-ERG Airbus A340-500 (tags: aviation Occurrence Investigation)

Recommended Listening: Imogen Heap - First Train Home

When you here new music, most music is just substandard … products of industrialized music production from musicans, that doesn´t deserve this name, as they are just casted into the...

Less known Solaris features: The curious case of the /tmp in Solaris

This article isn’t really about a feature, it’s about a directory and its misuse. Furthermore it’s an article about different default configurations, that lead to misunderstandings. This is a pretty...

System Administrator Appreciation Day

It´s System Administrator Appreciation Day today. When you work at your workstation or when you surfing in the web today, think about all the systems administrators, who make this possible....

S7410 bei SysEleven

SysEleven, ein Hoster in Berlin, schreibt ziemlich begeistert von der Inbetriebnahme einer 7410 in ihrem Rechenzentrum: Die Sonne geht auf Das zentrale Storage System und damit das Herz unserer Infrastruktur...

Problems with the 787 - revisited

I’ve lost my fear of flying a while ago, but in the light of the disclosures about the 787 in this article it’s a good question, if this fear will...

Sun Glassfish Web Stack 1.5

The new version of the Sun GlassFish Web Stack (the stack formerly known as Sun Web Stack) is available for download as announced by the web tier blog at blogs.sun.com....

links for 2009-07-30

"Smartschmeißen" wird in Amsterdam zum Kult > Kleine Zeitung (tags: humor) Username Translator | Cracked.com The most important decision in your life ... your username :) Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule...

Open Source in the enterprise.

Many news outlets write about the increased adoption of Open Source software in enterprise environments. I’m just curious, but is this the case because of increased adoption of genuine open...

Preemptive Update

While waiting for the first tea of this morning, I had an idea about updating OpenSolaris systems: Preemptive Updates. The idea is simple, but I assume many devils in the...