Road photo in the Valley of Fire

Making Apache privilege aware

Maybe you remember my RBAC/Privileges-Tutorial in the the LKSF series. In the third part i described how to take away some privileges from the apache processes. But this takes the...

Wikipedia uses Sun equipment

We announced in the press release “Wikimedia Selects Sun Microsystems to Enhance Multimedia Experience for Expanding User-Base Worldwide and Accommodate Explosive Growth of Rich Content”(who uses such fscking long headlines...

Hardware teaser: SPARC Enterprise T3120

Just a teaser. There is an interesting putback in Opensolaris Build 104: PSARC 2008/665 Tenaya Platform Software Support 6766865 Solaris support needed for SPARC-Enterprise-T3120 adds support for Tenaya platform to...

links for 2008-11-20

cooltools: Cool Tools at OpenSPARC T1 (tags: ultrasparct1 technology t2000 sysadmin sun software solaris performance tuning)

My thoughts about the future of Sun ...

I´ve stopped to think about all the articles from analysts or newspaper articles about Sun. Reading them leads to the instant urge to ask your doc for Prozac or Effexor....

Afterthought about the Transitive deal

Hmm, it will be interesting to see where the acquisition of Transitive by IBM will leave Apple (Rosetta is a Transitive technology) or SGI (their ability to execute Irix/MIPS code...

Immutable Service Containers

Glen Brunette describes at the Sun Wiki the concept of the Immutable Service Containers (ISC): Immutable Service Containers (ISC) are an architectural pattern used to describe a platform for highly...

links for 2008-11-19

Boeing 747 hit by lightning strike ... (tags: aviation) SSGDandVDI.pdf (application/pdf-Objekt) Installation walkthrough for Sun SSGD and VDI (tags: Sun SunRay SSGD Desktop)

787 wing break test

Boeing was successful at breaking a part of a 787. Successful means: It broke at more than the oneandahalf-fold ever-expected maximum aerodynamic load. Anyway …. there is a video of...

A new StarTrek trailer

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IBM acquires Transitive

Well, as Transitive delivers one of the foundations of IBMs PowerVM technology, i expected, that they would acquire Transitive at some point in time. Today IBM announced such a move...

Observations on the new Top 500 list

Just did an short look on the new Top500 list: Wow ...A Constellation is an own architecture type in the Top 500 list</lu> The are just 9 Itanium systems left...

Hadoop in the enterprise

We had an Hadoop presentation in the Emerging Technology track at CEC 2008. While it gave an good insight of the technology to the uninitiated, it left out one important...

Flickr-Photoset: CEC Las Vegas 2008

People from Switzerland are strange

Or to be exact: At least their sense of humor in regard of their airline. The Map application in the Swiss A340-300 is really interesting. They show some POI in...

Air travellers euphemism

Another word for special security screeeing? A TSA massage …

Valley of Fire

It´s called Valley of Fire for a reason …

SunCEC2008 - Day 6 : Heading homewards

The CEC2008 is over since yesterday, but my flight schedule gave me the opportunity to stay an additional night in Las Vegas. I used this additional afternoon to visit the...

Sun slashes 6000 employees

Not a good way to start the day as i´ve found a mail from Jonathan and some Google Alerts mails not much later. Sun will cut costs in the verge...