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...

TheRegister about the Triple Parity in ZFS

The story about the Triple Parity finally reached the Register today - Sun tripling RAID protection. I won´t comment the articles style (“Hey, that´s old … and all other will...

Butterfly 2

Innovation happens everywhere, even in big companies ;)

There is an interesting article in Businessweek with some insights into the Fishworks project and the development of theSun Storage 7000 series- Innovation Isn’t Just for Startups: With hundreds of...

links for 2009-07-29

Rohrpost in Hamburg – Wikipedia

Permission denied in VIM

You know the problem: You are working on your system, edit a long config file and at the end you notice, that you have you didn´t acquired the necessary privileges...

Bokode

You may have recognized the out-of-focus blur in images when you take photos with an open aperture. This effect is called bokeh. Some people at the MIT Medialab use this...

Pizza vor verschlossener Tür

Ich habe zu lange heute versucht, einem Konzeptpapier, das ich momentan verfasse, die Schwächen auszutreiben und habe dabei vergessen, das sich mein Kühlschrank im postwochenendlichen Leerzustand befindet. Lust vor die...

Power 7 - revisited

The information about Power7 are still a little bit sparse, but it at least some fragments are public. So: It looks like, you are out of luck, when you expect...

JRuby team is leaving Sun

The eWeek reports in “JRuby Team Leaving Sun for Engine Yard” that core developers of JRuby leave Sun: Not sure of the future of their project at Oracle, the JRuby...

links for 2009-07-28

RTAX-S/SL FPGA: The Industry's Leading Space-Flight FPGA (tags: space SPARC) LEON3FT-RTAX Fault-tolerant Processor - Aeroflex Gaisler (tags: SPARC space fault-tolerant) TP: Der Mohr kann geh'n Gemeinsam mit dem Porsche-Finanzvorstand Holger...

Tron Legacy

Tron was one of my favorite movies in my youth. I assume i just looked Strange Days and the both movies of Ghost in the Shell that often. It looks...

Secure Deletion with ZFS

A reader that wants to be anonymous (thus he use such a pseudo in his comments) asked an interesting question: How do you do secure deletion in ZFS? The standard...

Butterfly

The stormy landing approach in Hamburg last year.

Just heard on N24, that the Luftfahrtbundesamt found the reason for the go-around with touching the ground in the last year in Hamburg. The Spiegel (a german magazine) will report...

links for 2009-07-25

Is the 787 Dreamliner fiasco more about toxic corporate cultures than a flawed design? - Plane Talking (tags: aviation 787)

New SPARC processor

A few days ago there was an announcement of a new SPARC processor. No, not the 1.6 GHz N2. There was a second announcement. Atmel announced the Atmel AT697F AT697F...

Sexspielzeug bei Philips

Ich finds ja garkeine schlechte Idee, das es bei Philips Geräte zur Beziehungspflege (komisch, früher nannte man das Vibrator) gibt. Philips braucht auch neue Geschäftsfelder. Aber liebe Namensentwickler, musstet ihr...

About Power7

There was an interesting article at Reuters about the upcoming Power7 CPU. I don´t want to talk about the point, that his announcement was well times to our announcement about...

Thoughts of an admin starting to get old ...

I wrote a text about the GNU tool set Polariscope 200x.y few days ago. Just to make it clear at first: I don’t like the decision but it was made,...