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  • Posted on: 23 April 2007
  • By: agittins

The cry goes out across the battlefield, the troops charge.
Mock-battle at Sean's bachelor's party with foam swords (I was honestly hoping they'd be wood)!

When GPL software goes bad

  • Posted on: 10 April 2007
  • By: agittins

Users of a popular open-source accounting system may have just updated to a license they would never have agreed to had the author actually told them it had changed. What's more, the author is actively censoring attempts to advise the userbase of the license change, and appears to be making an attempt to retrospectively re-license all prior versions as well.

New Server

  • Posted on: 29 March 2007
  • By: agittins

The great news is - I have put in a new server! Yay!
You should find page loads far more expedient now, the old server (a dual P-II 400MHz with 256MB RAM, slow SCSI disks) was really struggling to do all the things I have it doing, and I now have a (very noisy) HP Netserver LP-2000r (dual P-III 1GHz with 512MB RAM, fastish SCSI disks) serving up the pages.

Performance dependance

  • Posted on: 9 March 2007
  • By: agittins
I have a theory about Robbie Williams. I think that he's addicted to the rush he gets from performing - let's face it, performing in front of a crowd _is_ a great rush. I think that when he's not doing it, his body aches for a replacement and it's all downhill from there.

I have a theory about Robbie Williams. I think that he's addicted to the rush he gets from performing - let's face it, performing in front of a crowd _is_ a great rush. I think that when he's not doing it, his body aches for a replacement and it's all downhill from there.

The Future of Systems Management? Puppets!

  • Posted on: 7 February 2007
  • By: agittins

For those who administer a number of unix systems you have probably found there is little out there in the way of tools to help you manage multiple systems in a clean and efficient way. While cfengine is perhaps the most advanced F/OSS offering it is lacking in many areas - I know when I checked it out some time ago I got the distinct impression that the Cost/Benefit break-even point would be somewhere beyond 50 machines - I want something that's worth setting up for the ability to replace (or reconfigure) 10 machines without as much effort as it would take to do manually.

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