Wednesday May 25, 2011

Still alive and at Oracle

Old news: Most of the dust has cleared and as you know we are under new management, in new digs at Oracle Labs. The SPOTs were updated to Rev 8 with new Oracle packaging. http://sunspotworld.com/

For the hardware documentation, Java.net went through some changes and you can find the hardware stuff at  http://java.net/projects/spots-hardware/

The download and html pages are different or gone and I need to fix that someday. 

You need a free account for java.net and everything is in Subversion trunk for now.

Bob

Sunday Jun 28, 2009

Home NAS as a PS3 Media Server

We have a PS3. I got it 'cause it's a great blu-ray player. My son uses it for playing those games. Nevertheless, it will not only play little round discs but movies on a USB stick, or from a "Media Server". The "Media Server" caught my eye - it looked like something that my Solaris NAS box could do.
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Saturday May 23, 2009

Cool PC

A while back, I built a home PC with the latest and greatest top o’line graphics card, the nVidia GeForce 8800GTX. This monster was longer than your typical PC card,  took two slots for it’s own cooling and had two independent power connectors to feed it. It was an impressive piece of graphics until I got to Rivendell in my MMORPG and fwoomp, the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD). [Read More]

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009

Engineering the Sun SPOT Hardware

My job at Sun for the past few years has been the hardware lead for the Sun SPOT project. This is a big topic for me and I have a lot of unfinished blogs about it. If you don't know what a Sun SPOT is: go to http://www.sunspotworld.com/[Read More]

Wednesday Dec 24, 2008

Further adventures of a home NAS with Solaris 11

Further adventures of a home NAS with Solaris 11. Setting up the time server and upgrading Solaris.

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Sunday Dec 14, 2008

Adventures of a home NAS server with Solaris 11

Random adventures of engineering part 1. Building a home NAS server using Solaris 11 with ZFS at center stage.[Read More]
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