Friday Apr 25, 2008

Indiana image available for testing

A test image for the 2008.05 release from Project Indiana is now available, see Stephen's announcement. We'd appreciate any feedback!

Tuesday Jun 26, 2007

Wasting time with blogs.sun.com and ScribeFire

This was going to be just a test post to confirm ScribeFire works; I'd used the on-line editor up 'til now, but losing a half-hour of work on my last posting the other day when blogs.sun.com decided to flake out and reject my saving of the post convinced me that I needed to use a real client.

Anyway, I also spent nearly a half hour getting the right settings for ScribeFire to work with blogs.sun.com's Roller services, since the references I turned up in the internal mail archives were wrong.  It turns out the correct answer is in an example in the Roller 3.1 User Guide, so I figured I might as well record them here so I and others will get it right in the future with a little less time wasted.

For ScribeFire 1.3.5, tell the account wizard:
  • blog url: http://blogs.sun.com/dminer
  • press Manually Configure
  • select Custom Blog
  • select MetaWeblog API
  • Server API URL: http://blogs.sun.com/roller-services/xmlrpc
  • provide username and password
It was the Server API URL which was the missing link, so to speak.  One more thing: you also have to login to blogs.sun.com and enable the "Enable Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs for your weblog" setting in the Preferences tab.

Wednesday Jan 31, 2007

NEOSUG presentation

Rather than spend a huge amount of time preparing boring StarOffice slides for tonight's talk to NEOSUG, I've taken the tack of driving it off the OpenSolaris project's content directly. 

OpenSolaris overview


        
    

Tuesday May 17, 2005

Practice Tee

And now for my contribution to the blog universe. Where to start...

I've been at Sun for just shy of 15 years. In fact, just ordered my anniversary gift last night - a nice Seiko watch which I probably won't wear very often. I suffer(?) from a fairly low bling quotient.

My primary expertise is in networking protocols and system management. The most visible thing I've contributed to Solaris is the DHCP Manager GUI; the most recent, parts of the new SMF inetd(1M) implementation in Solaris 10. The oldest? Well, there's still some code in sysidtool(1M) of which I was the original author. Along the way, I also spent some time doing PC-NFS-related software, building a modestly successful but little-remembered product called SolarNet PC-Admin, from whence the Solaris DHCP server originated. Got to write some Windows GUI code for that product. I probably like GUI's more than your typical Solaris engineer ;-)

Nowadays I'm responsible for the Solaris network configuration protocols and services, and also the Solaris installation software. We're making plans for a lot of improvements in these areas, I expect I'll be able to write more about that in the not-too-distant future. Meantime I'll have some notes on DHCP or inetd to talk about; if you've got specific questions on either topic drop me a note here or post 'em on comp.unix.solaris or solarisx86@yahoogroups.com, where I regularly answer questions.
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I'm the architect for Solaris installation, with a lot of background in networking and system management. I also play a lot of golf.

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