Wednesday, September 24, 2008

LISA '08

I am so looking forward to attending this conference. I hope I get sponsorship This year.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Red Hat Satellite Server.

I am working on installing (for testing purposes) the Red Hat Satellite server. It is the only piece of Red Hat software that is not GPL. I wish that they could find a way to seperate the database from the product. I move for porting to Red Hat DB.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


You must Obey!

What a great life it would be . . . though there would be just too much halitosis.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I am reviewing for the EX442 and found another tidbit that I felt warranted some notice. A Red Hat Magazine article on tcp tuning. Now TCP-tuning is not a mystery, but the parameters are highly subjective. This article is merely an introduction to some of the values you can manipulate in /proc.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

In Austin for SxSW

No. I am in Austin every day. This week I am so jealous of the people who could find a way to take part in the SxSW interactive segment. I would have loved to have been there for the Keynotes at least.
I keep wondering to myself about how these people can be such prolific writers about the one subject or another, like Jane McGonigal writing about games. I just have the utmost respect for her ability to write about what might be happening in the world of gaming. Writing like that is bold and requires a great fortitude against the barrage of naysayers and negators.
I read about, and work with, Linux all day and yet I have nothing to say? Hardly. . . I have a lot I would like to get off my chest. Some of what I want to express is my frustration with the CTLUG right now. There are other things too. I would like to write about turning off the NMI watchdog in Linux and other things like that.
I think that I will work on that and leave this rant where it is.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Prerelease Version - Fedora Project

Prerelease Version - Fedora Project

So I am starting down the slippery slope that is testing. I will be spending as much time on the alpha's as I possibly can. Though I am painfully behind in my kernel knowledge as it is.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I am going to be an RHCA.

I will be working over the course of the next year to complete my Red Hat Certified Architect. I will post about the preparation I do and verify if it was enough. I mean beyond the years of practice I have had.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

An Effector in the Autonomic Control Loop

Reading the IBM Press book on Autonomic Computing. I really want to think of myself as an extension of this process. Even though I work in a call center, there is data to be collected and monitored. and being a part of the Autonomic process means containing these elements in a describable and agreed upon format to complete more automated tasks.

I suppose that as the number of cores increases, so will the amount of logging and analysis. In an effort to better equip myself to manage that kind of effort, I have decided to return to school. Starting off with some simple, remedial work in calculus, then moving on to something bigger and better in the world of engineering.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Using GnuCash

I am really looking at creating a new way to interface with GnuCash. Currently, you have to open it to make a single entry. Well, I don't really have either the patience or the bandwidth to do that and continue working with my other applications.

This blog entry is being made with a simple application that will make the post for me. i don't have to make a trip to the site, login and continue with the entry. I don't really need a preview or a confirmation that it looks exactly as I expect it to. I just want to post to my own blog without worrying about it. Now, if I could only make entries to my checkbook as simply as this, I would be much happier.

I don't think that it should be another tool though. I think it should be a part of gnucash, just lightweight. I will work on the feature list. Maybe I will even post it here. If you have any ideas on this email me. I would be interested in hearing them. If you are already working on it. Let me know. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I just want to roll it.