Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I'll be surfing a few blocks from my new home, in Pacifica CA. The beach is Linda Mar beach, otherwise known as Pacifica State Beach. From my abbreviated research, I've discovered that it's supposed to be one of the better areas to surf, in the region. Multiple breaks that cater to all classes of surfers, a "friendly" surfing beach, etc.
Some nice pics and vids of the area:
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
sudo apt-get install libfuse2
sudo apt-get install libfuse-dev
Package: zfs-fuse (0.6.0-1) [universe]
ZFS on FUSE
ZFS is an advanced filesystem from Sun Microsystems, originally developed for solaris. It provides a number of advanced features, such as live integrity checks, atomic updates, atomic snapshots and clones, compression, and much more.
This package provides an implementation of Sun's ZFS filesystem in userspace, using FUSE.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
First off, these things are a bear to boot anything off USB cdrom or USB hard/flash drive. After a minimal search via Google, the consensus looks to be that booting off a firewire drive to be the easiest, so I dug out my old-trusted FW CD drive and plopped an Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD into it.
It booted fine and selected the Try option, rather than install. After a few moments, video blanked out and no more CDROM activity. Lol.
Guessing it's a video driver fubar, I Googled some more and found the following boot option will get you going: i915.modeset=1
by the way, if you are using other video chipsets, here's a brief common list of what you can use:
* Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0
* nVidia: nomodeset
* Generic: xforcevesa
Just add this to your list of boot options at the end and you'll get the lovely Gnome Desktop (Or KDE for those running Kubuntu - Which I prefer, myself).
After install, I'll add it to my /etc/default/grub and will run: update-grub
I let you know my mileage on this laptop, after installation is complete and I've played with it, a bit.
By the way: The pen actually worked while booted on the live cd, without any modification or manual loading of Wacom drivers. Sweet.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Dear Sun Microsystems E6900,
I'm terribly sorry I had to do this through a letter, this didn't need to be done, but I wanted to..
This note will be the last memory you'll ever have of me, I'm done with you because I decided to be with someone new, exciting and 1/4 the weight. Yes, she's a "sexy new-younger model" and is way more interesting.
I should have been honest from the start of this relationship and admitted that you where really too tall for my tastes, anyway. My bad.
Don't let it get you all upset inside, It was completely your fault, no doubt about it. It is because of your history of dragging your ass, taking too much of my personal space and your high maintenance issues, that keep me from being even remotely interested in continuing this relationship with you.
I will be particularly found of the memories of having to hold you late at night, while you wept about not having enough resources, or the numerous times that your thieving nephew, Oracle, would steal your personal space away from you. Why you can't learn from your past mistakes, is beyond me. I'll remember how you would "forget" to do the tasks we agreed upon, and blame it on your failing-aging memory.
You'd be much better off finding someone that can deal with the wonderful way that you make constant promises that you never intended on keeping. I'm not one to "kiss and tell", but I might miss certain things about you, such as your constant nagging for attention. No. It isn't ALL about you, dear. There are others in this family, to consider. What about your poor little sun, V1280? Have you considered his needs? Your brothers and sisters: V490, 280R and let's not forget the black sheep of your family: V120 and his half-inbred daughter V100. They all have needs too and your narcissism is hurting them, so much.
I'm glad this is done and we're going separate directions for good. I think you'll find someone to tend to your constant needs for attention, who doesn't mind carelessly spending their money on your "upkeep" (yes. You ARE one "high Maintenance" lady) and hopefully, we will be incredibly far away.
Forever Truly Yours,
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The customer is always last. They should have at least announced an impending change to the site. It's not like we didn't all expect one.
My Unix beginnings are all due to Sun Microsystems. I am a touch saddened by the buy-out.
The end of an era. Here's hoping for the best.