Early this morning I was at Tim Hortons. I had the opportunity to see this:
Tim Hortons uses LINUX!
My friend Alex Laplante was one of the winners of the NVIDIA ION netbook contest. Congratulations Alex!
Prasys has put together a nice cdboot package for OSX86 called Empire EFI. (A Star Wars reference, and a reference to Psystar’s proprietary Rebel EFI)
Looks pretty solid, and should make Snow Leopard installation easier.
See http://prasys.co.cc/2009/10/empire-efi/ for info and download.
Today was quite the day. As the title says, systems were failing all over the place. Our main switch at work (a Cisco 6509) crashed about 3 times this week, causing our vSphere environment to crash repeatedly, taking all the guest VMs with it. We searched for a long while before discovering that a faulty UPS battery was to blame for the switch’s instability. Meanwhile, we’re left with a misconfigured iSCSI SAN and 3 ESX hosts with no storage.
At home, my crazy MythTV/OpenVZ/KVM/PBX/Windows 2003/Seedbox/RADIUS server had to be shut down when my home network started acting up. DHCP stopped working, and the machines that were left had difficulty pinging each other. This time, a Cisco device was to blame. A WRT610N router that I use as an ABGN Access-point running DD-WRT had somehow bricked itself and started broadcasting packets on the network, thus flooding my routers and other computers. Then, I tried booting up my server again. MythTV and OpenVZ started up OK, but the qemu-server/kvm machines didn’t start, throwing “can’t open lock for VM 107 ‘/var/lock/qemu-server/lock-107.conf’ – No such file or directory”. Weird error. The fix is to create the /var/lock/qemu-server folder.
And finally, everything at home is up and running again. We’ll see tomorrow morning how things go at work. David was staying late today on the phone with Dell EqualLogic specialists, so fingers crossed!
I feel much better about my PC now.
Internet Explorer/MSN is still good for something…
A PSD with lots of iPhone UI elements. Don’t know what I’d use it for, but pretty cool nonetheless.
Can you spot:
- a Wii remote
- A roll of masking tape
- 2 screwdriver sets
- 2 Apple remotes
- 2 laptops
- 4 computer mice
- a lens cap for a DSLR
- two things from Ikea
- three mini-display adapters for Apple laptops
- a magnet
- a pocket-size digital camera
- A man in a suit
- A neoprene case for macbook
- A Canon print cartridge
- A TI-84 plus
- A pair of sennheiser HD437
- A Canon 50mm prime lens
- A USB drive flash drive (hint: blue)
- an iPhone
- 2 sets of Apple earphones
- A case for eyeglasses
- An ethernet cable
- A bandanna
- Some rubber bands
- An Apple TV