Monthly archives: July, 2007

Ego and the Sysadmin.

I’m a reader of Ben Rockwood’s Blog.. And his recent entries about the life of the sysadmin have really got me thinking. He hits the nail on the head every time and I’ve decided to write a little about my own experience in the IT industry.First of all, I’m not trying to copy Ben at…


xorg.conf for dual video cards, monitors, and tv out.

I have an LCD for my primary display that runs compiz. I have a CRT too, that I use for mythtv.  And I have the TV OUT clone the CRT to my TV.  Here’s my xorg.conf. Section "ServerLayout"     Identifier     "Default Layout"     Screen         "Main Screen" 0…


Using the sc console on a solaris box.

The Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager (ALOM) console allows you to see console messages and diagnose issues beyond what may be logged at the OS level.   You get to the console from the rj45 port on the back of the server, and connect it to the serial port of a laptop. Then you can use…


ASCAP Going Too Far?

Six months after raising the curtain on their gourmet coffee shop in the beachside Indian Harbour Place shopping center, Laurie and Jim Hall decided to offer live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The performers, normally duos, mainly covered songs written and made famous by other musicians. There was no cover charge, no pay for…


Porn Podcasts?

It’s not really news but a while ago I registered some songs to the podcasters network for use in podcasts, and it seems like they really like "Face of Melinda", it’s been featured in a few erotic adult podcasts.. I think that’s just hilarious.