Fedora 14

A long while ago, there was only one distribution that would keep up-to-date with the latest GNOME releases. Unfortunately it’s that way again.

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The Right Question

So, this is almost short enough to stuff into a tweet, but I was wondering if there was an actual list of ways in which GNOME Shell fell short of Canonical’s requirements or desires? In other words, there is a list of problems that are severe enough to cause Canonical & Co. to think it’s […]

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Distributing Static Routes with DHCP

I’m setting up an isolated network for people to test internal applications on, since the developers all have Sun workstations with a dual-port Gigabit NIC on the motherboard, and we’ve got a bunch of older network equipment that we haven’t gotten around to eBaying yet. What I’m doing is linking the second NICs together with […]

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My First JBOD: Introduction

This is me setting up a JBOD for use by one or more XEN hosts, using professional hardware. It’s not a hack, not throwing a shitload of drives into a PC with some “prosumer” SATA RAID cards that require you spend weeks fussing with drivers and firmware to get even a minimal write performance out […]

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Ubuntu Ruined My Life

[There’s a whole bunch of meandering academic pontificating and me taking myself too seriously. About two thirds of the way down it gets really good, though. I promise. Also, the woman is now online and back in school. -JC] So apparently, someone was trying to take online courses, ordered the cheapest Dell with a CD—which […]

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Daemonizing Processes

Update: Commenters have pointed out a few things: This post is incomplete/incorrect. What I’m doing now is having the daemon function call a script that looks like this: #!/bin/bash exec 1>&- exec 2>&- exec 3>&- nohup myPropApp & 2>&1 > thelog.txt That code was from another website who’s URL I lost, and I posted the […]

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More Help Wanted

As it turns out I have need for another Systems Administrator, this time in Washington, DC. This job is for a local administrator to handle the day-to-day support and activities in the Washington office (complete with AD domain, Asterisk server, NAS, and a dozen users), as well as the four branch locations in the DC […]

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Help Wanted

I’m looking to hire a Linux Administrator in for a position in downtown Chicago. It’s a high-demand, high-stress environment with lots of things going on at any one time: We play with high-end sun servers on an international private network, use Amazon EC2, and have a slew of Asterisk servers forming the joints of a […]

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Xen and The Art of Free Speech

Aside from the laughable idea of “militantly” supporting anything with a blog post, Miguel simply noted that these people exist, have written a book, and will be doing the speaking-tour-thing near him. Does he agree with the contents? (shakes eight-ball) Signs point to Yes. Is he free to do so? Also yes. Are you free […]

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