Saturday Sep 25, 2010

When do people work?

How do you tell when folks tend to work in an unconventional, distributed team? Use e-mail posting times scraped via Python's LXML package and then fed through GNU R to view a graph of boxplots showing co-worker's empirical working times, of course.[Read More]

Thursday Aug 05, 2010

How I work with IPS repos from the slim_source gate

My summary of how I use IPS repositories, as generated by nightly(1), for testing code changes in the slim_source gate.[Read More]

Tuesday Mar 09, 2010

Network Interactions of a Net Booted X86 AI Client

Ever wonder what all the OpenSolaris Automated Installer does and where all the configuration data comes from when net booting an X86 and installing to it?[Read More]

Saturday Mar 06, 2010

How to Edit an Automated Installer Manifest with NetBeans

How to edit Automated Installer manifests with NetBeans to gain validation of and documentation on the XML in an AI manifest[Read More]

Monday Feb 15, 2010

How to use ISC DHCP for the OpenSolaris Automated Installer

How to configure the OpenSolaris Automated Installer with the ISC DHCP server[Read More]

Thursday Feb 11, 2010

Mercurial Learning

Interesting Mercurial learnings for the slim_source gatelings[Read More]

Sunday Apr 12, 2009

I'm connected through the aether! (Well using 1900Mhz -- cellular)

How I got the Lenovo X200's Ericsson F3507g GSM modem working on OpenSolaris build 111...[Read More]

Sunday Oct 26, 2008

Creating OpenSolaris USB Sticks Is Easy!

A question I get asked often is, "How do I create OpenSolaris USB sticks?" Well, it's super simple, here's how...[Read More]

Thursday May 08, 2008

Basic Tasks On OpenSolaris 2008.05 For Many A Sun Employee

A quick refresher on how to setup a machine as a NIS client, use IPS to install OpenOffice, install Adobe´s Flash player, install Real Media´s RealPlayer all under OpenSolaris 2008.05.[Read More]

Thursday Apr 10, 2008

Power Savings In A Lab Environment

A lab of SunRay's or a lab of individual desktops? The power savings available through the SunRay's are quite impressive as are the administrative time savings.[Read More]

Wednesday Mar 12, 2008

An easier way to dual boot under Indiana

Trying to run fdisk(1) and not quite sure how to invoke it? Here's a simple graphical launcher.[Read More]

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

Lempel Ziv Markov Algorithm and 7-Zip

I've found a lot of people are excited by the Lempel-Ziv-Markov-Algorithm, and many are playing with it through the 7-Zip archiver, however, it seems there's some confusion about where one ends and the other starts. I hope to explain my understanding of the two for those who are interested, and to ensure I understand it coherently as well![Read More]

Removing AdminTool and replacing what's left with a very small shell script

Once the mighty end-all of patch checking, a very useful command showing ELF information, and a convenient way of getting a system's OpenWindows version, now just a small shell script: showrev(1M).[Read More]
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