Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

April 21st, 2009 - 9:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty on two of my VMs here at the office.  I know its not set to come out in a final release for a few days, however, we’re in the process of migrating to a fully virtualized system, and unfortunately Intrepid has some issues with iSCSI connections.  Namely if[...]

April 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm § in Apple, Computers

Microsoft ads… someone’s missing the boat

Okay, so I’ve seen a number of ads promoting both Vista and Low-cost PCs coming out of Redmond recently.  Not that I watch much TV, so either they’re just being targeted to the TV I do watch, or they’re on all the time, all over the place. Now that said, I am a Apple fanboy, [&hel[...]

April 14th, 2009 - 11:48 am § in Computers

A Brief History of CPUs: 31 Awesome Years of x86 | Maximum PC

Fun article for a bit of Tuesday morning nostalgia.  My personal favorite quote in the whole article: In the beginning, Intel created the 8086 and its first 16-bit microprocessor. And Intel said, Let there be x86: and there was x86. And Intel saw the x86, that it was good. Its amazing to think that[...]

April 13th, 2009 - 11:56 am § in Computers

Bluetooth 3.0 prepped for launch on April 21 – Ars Technica

Interesting article on Bluetooth 3.0, I haven't really been following it - however, it seems as though somehow Bluetooth 3.0 are going to be creating temporary (hopefully secure) wireless networks for transmitting data.[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 10:01 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Converting Raid-1 to Raid-5

So, I happened across this article today, written by a Scott Wallace, I’ve copied the text here in case his site goes down for whatever reason. Note, I haven’t tried this as of yet, but in the future when I fill up my drives, I’ll likely be able to just buy another 500 gig drive [&[...]

July 23rd, 2008 - 9:48 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Enable/Disable Ubuntu Remote Desktop from the Command Line

Further to my previous postings about Ubuntu and VNC, which seems to have been the most popular page on my blog for a while, I happened across this post from Sam Lesher this morning on how to enable Ubuntu’s built-in remote desktop from the command line. The built-in remote desktop uses VNC, a[...]

July 21st, 2008 - 9:25 am § in Computers, Servers

A salut to an old friend

Well, its been a long time coming, but tank has finally died. For those of you who no not its saga and history, you are sorely missing out. Though, as with any computer system, especially one containing my whole television collection as well as all my backups, it will rise again. Not after some seri[...]