From the Burrow

Asimov & Arthur C. Clarke

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

A couple of lovely short stories to fill your lunch breaks. Enjoy!

http://www.multivax.com/last_question.html http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html

test

2012-01-17 00:00:00 +0000

testing a new client

Tips for Remote Unix Work (SSH, screen, and VNC) -

2011-12-18 00:00:00 +0000

http://shebang.brandonmintern.com/tips-for-remote-unix-work-ssh-screen-and-vnc Very human explanation of some very useful features of ssh

Oh my!

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Damn I must have been writing code tired again. Theres some janky stuff in there!

p.s. Looks like I havent entirely grasped launchpad’s branching properly. I best do some more reading

Back on track

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Alright, twas a mistake on my side.
Now into the world of comments in wordpress

Back developing

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

The new job is going well but has kept me busy. It’s one of those projects which grew lurchingly out of a experiment into a system whos goals keep being changed as moe information is found out.
A bit of a pain but still I’ve learnt alot. I’ll certainly be posting a good few things about making daemons in python as while there is some very good code online there are a couple of tweaks to that really help when working with multiple repositries on the same server.
I’ve also taken the time to pull down my code for pressly the python library and am reviewing what I have done so far so I can see how I am going to handle the next bit. I would like to get comments working properly and the wordpress API seems to be quite good with comments, so I will be able to employ some slightly different techniques that I have had to use so far.
Well, times’a wasting!
ciao

Next week will likely have more updates

2011-11-04 00:00:00 +0000

I’m currently wrapping up a SCCM rollout where I work and once this documentation is done I’ll be glad to hand it over.

Honestly I don’t know why Microsoft ever make exams. They should just set the student down with a undermaintained network and a sccm install dvd and wait.

If the student lives they pass.

I feel proud yet slightly dirty to be finishing this successfully and am ready to dive headlong into studying Solaris to purge this all from my mind!

Anyhoo hope your all well, chat to you soon!

Long time no posting

2011-10-26 00:00:00 +0000

It has been some time!

Been off on holiday in bulgaria, have got the reprap started (and well on the way to finishing), been to my first Reprap user group meetup which was fantastic, been building a small stove…and obviously craploads of stuff at work too!

SO aye, sorry for the quiet spot, I’m back and blogging.

Ciao

Zenoss cron jobs...

2011-09-15 00:00:00 +0000

…Note to self, when writing cron jobs to run as the zenoss user make sure you set the $ZENHOME environment variable in cron or in your script.

I’ve been a total noob chasing this around for days

Can't copy files Virtualbox shared folder

2011-09-13 00:00:00 +0000

Just had a very weird issue here that turned out to have a very logical solution.

I set up a shared folder between my virtual guest and the host machine. I set it to auto mount and threw a couple of files into the folder.

I booted up the virtual windows instance and browsed to the shared folder and tried to copy the files out of the shared folder…it worked but the files promptly vanished and were replaced by one file with 0 byte size.

Bugger…I tried again; this time browsing to a samba network share and pasting the files….again within seconds they were replaced with a 0 byte file.

The problem was that the filename given by the linux screenshot program was not legal on windows. So I changed the file names and suddenly it all worked fine.

So the lesson is, check them names!

Hope this helps someone