motorola marketing from the munchkin wrangler

motorola’s cellphone naming looks to me like the abbreviated names used in stock price tickers.

some questions on science

over on Thinking Matters there’s a whole lot of discussion around “what is science”, & “where can we draw boundaries between it and religion”. For me that nicely illustrates the difference between the two domains - science is inclusive, inquisitive, and able to be challenged, downsized and redirected - think flat earth, newtonian physics for examples of fundamental changes in the way we view the world that science has permitted and incorporated. Read On →

crashdump analysis on windows

after spending a couple of hours debugging my brother-in-law’s crashing computer (in german, just to make it easier), I ran into this site which is so good I might just have to buy a few of the books listed on it.

running OpenAFS on Ubuntu inside EC2

first up, kick off an EC2 ubuntu/hardy instance, ssh in as usual apt-get install openafs-fileserver # set cell name to muse.net.nz # set cache size to 10Gb # set cellDB to afsdb.muse.net.nz # update /etc/openafs/CellServDB >muse.net.nz #home 121.73.27.12 #afsdb.muse.net.nz rm /etc/openafs/server/CellServDB ln -s /etc/openafs/CellServDB /etc/openafs/server/CellServDB # sweet!

set up OpenBSD sendmail to fwd all local user mail to a smart host

three changes required - configure sendmail to use a remote host for all mail in /etc/mail/submit.cf # changes to fwd mail directly to smart host #D{MTAHost}[127.0.0.1] D{MTAHost}[smtp.muse.net.nz] configure local aliases mapping to remap users to a destination address in /etc/mail/aliases # Well-known aliases -- these should be filled in! # root: root: root@muse.net.nz permit relaying on smart host (postfix in my case) in /etc/postfix/main.cf mydestination = $myhostname, localhost. Read On →

The Perry Bible Fellowship

i ran into this earlier today, he used to write cartoons for the guardian, but in the ‘free press’, The Perry Bible Fellowship1 has a lot more freedom :-)

running OpenAFS on OpenBSD

I’ve had trouble getting OpenAFS to run recently (since 1.4.5 I think) on OpenBSD; I am still using my 4.0 binaries on 4.1 (I know, I know…) but here’s a few notes that may help you get started. cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.openafs.org:/cvs login¬†anonymous cvs -z9 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.openafs.org:/cvs co -PA openafs# update cd /usr/ports/local/openafs && cvs -Rvz9 update -Pd chgrp -R wsrc . find . -type d | xargs chmod 775 find . Read On →

using KerberosV on OpenBSD

setting up and using Kerberos V on OpenBSD is a piece of cake. With this info, you should also be able to get k-enabled OpenAFS and ssh working too. references: OpenBSD FAQ Heimdal reference Running AFS on NetBSD The AFS install wiki /etc/kerberosV/krb5.conf [libdefaults] default_realm = MUSE.NET.NZ ticket_lifetime = 6000 clockskew = 300 [appdefaults] afs-use-524 = no afslog = yes [realms] MUSE.NET.NZ = { supported_keytypes = des:normal des-cbc-crc:v4 des-cbc-crc:afs3 kdc = kerberos. Read On →

agile meetings

I know there’s a better way of running those meetings but I haven’t found it … yet. So here’s something that might just help out - Scrum meetings are all about getting everybody on board, feeling the commitment on a day-to-day basis. I hope to put this in place over the next few weeks and see how things pan out.

Toasting CDs

The simplest way to create a hybrid CD is to create the image using a directory as the source. All data is shared by default: hdiutil makehybrid -o /tmp/my.iso yourfolder hdiutil burn /tmp/my.iso -speed 8 How hard is that? The following options could also help: -testburn for doing a dry run -sizequery to see if the CD will be big enough -[full]erase for rewritable disks manual pages are listed at hdiutil and also hdid. Read On →