July 8, 2013

Install ‘real’ java

I use a lot of out-of-band management like ASM, DRAC, etc, along with java vnc plugins for various products. I haven’t been having a lot of luck running them on my Ubuntu laptop. Over the weekend it finally dawned on me what might be going on. I am not running the Oracle Java, but the OpenJDK one with the icedtea plugin that is installed as part of Ubuntu. I found a repo that has an installer script: Read more

June 24, 2013

Debian squeeze => wheezy, IPv?

I pretty much run Debian stable at home for all my servers. KVM, NFS, FW/GW, Myth, etc. A few months ago (probably almost a year) I set up dual stack IPv6 and IPv4 at home and tunnelled over IPv4 to Hurricane Electric. Most things were working fine, I even had one host that was only IPv6 to try certain things out. Recently I finished upgrading everything from Squeeze to Wheezy. This went well (as it usually does), except for a few odd things that were happening around the network… Read more

April 1, 2013

backup my laptop securely – crashplan

I need to backup my laptop. Previously when using a Mac, I had a hard drive sitting in my office and would plug it in every morning and Time Machine would do it’s thing. A recent tweet by @rackerhacker said he was using crashplan, so I thought I would give it a go. Crashplan is pretty good if you pay for it. I am not so concerned about the ‘cloud’ storage, but would like incremental backups taken more often, so I could find files at previous dates and/or times, but that is not the major reason for me to have backups. Read more

January 20, 2013

The Phoenix Project – Review

I have been waiting in anticipation to buy a copy of Gene Kim’s “The Phoenix Project”, and when it was released last week, I wasted no time snapping up a copy. By no means am I a big reader, or a fast reader, I do have a high comprehension rate, and I generally stick to reading white papers, blog posts, Etc., as opposed to technical books, I have a few on my virtual shelf, and I have read them in one form or another (e. Read more

January 2, 2013

2013 the year to get shit done

For 2013 these are my goals: Code more Clean up my music and video collections Move all the home movies and photos to Dropbox Blog more Change all my website passwords and use Lastpass Read more Finish the house renovations/makeover Clean up the garage More involvement in the community (Devops, Mythtv, Debian, FIRST) stop noisy emails Backup my laptop / move important configuration to github/Dropbox Puppitise more infrastructure I look after

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