Friday Aug 08, 2008

Cloud show

Mother nature put on a really impressive show this evening.  The photos (well the photographer really) just don't capture how beautiful these cloud formations were.

Clouds

Clouds

Clouds

Clouds

Saturday Jul 21, 2007

Thank you, Come Again!

Henderson, Nevada is one of the 11 towns in America that has had one of its 7-11 Stores converted into a Kwik-E-Mart for the Simpsons Movie.  No Apu, but Seymour Butts rung up my purchase.  Seriously, that was what was written on the cashiers name tag.  Here's a picture from my camera phone.   Bad "Kw"ality, but if you look hard you can see Bart and Milhouse sitting on the right of the awning.

 


 

Friday Jan 26, 2007

Nevada Rocks

Sure...I am biased.

But let me extend this challenge to you.  Download the latest build of Nevada.  Give it a spin for a week.  Let me know what didn't work for you.  From Star/OpenOffice to Firefox, you name it.

I'm having such a blast.  Oh yeah, I needed Windows XP a few times this last week.  I am working for a customer who is having problems with their SunPCiIII cards which are their terminal servers.  Turns out they have some corrupt diskimages due to some power failures.

First problem.  Their VPN client is Windows XP only.  No Windows XP here.  Vista 64 and the rest Solaris.

Second problem.  I needed to clone the drives.  Need to control the SunPCi cards graphically.

Funny thing with the SunPCi cards.  You can set them to boot when the Solars OS boots, but they need to display somewhere.  So Sun came up with method to use VNC to let them display to.  The only problem with that is Sun decided to change VNC "just a tad" to accomplish this.  So while we provide the source code, I just don't have all the developer tools available to compile under Windows.  Under Solaris?  Check.  No prob.  Sun Studio can be had for free

So while the following is kludgey, it worked really well.  I rebuilt two MS2K3 terminal servers in the time it took to FTP an 9 GB diskimage (OK 2 more minutes for NewSID)

So moral of the story:  Win4Solaris to the rescue!  Win4Solaris for the VPN.  VNC to Solaris.  From Solaris, run the "special" version of VNC to get to the display of the SunPCiIII cards.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present a desktop on a desktop on desktop on a desktop on a desktop.  Or what I like to call D5.

 

 

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My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.

I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.

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