Help save the endangered time servers


Help save the endangered time servers: “To fight this problem of unnecessary load on stratum 1, and to
make it easier for people to make their systems well-behaved, in
2003 Adrain von Bidder created the all-volunteer NTP Pool project
The pool is a set of freely usable time servers. When a client machine
tries to sync to, that machine is referred to one of the
pool servers, round-robin style. This helps distribute the loads to
different servers in the pool.”

And people looked at me strange when I asked what the local NTP server was when I started here. Heh.

(Via Linux DevCenter/.)

Laurent Schneider: raptor early adopter release 4 is out


Laurent Schneider: raptor early adopter release 4 is out: “Well, it is now renamed to SQL Developer.There is now an expected ‘Save password’ checkbox to save the password… apart from the name, it looks quite similar to raptor ;-)”

Raptor 4 is out.

(Via Oracle Blogs.)

SAN Security


Dave’s Bit Bucket: “If you use SAN switches which can do hard zoning by ASIC rather than soft zoning by nameserver, and you set your zoning up by WWN for disk arrays and WWPN for hosts, you’ll probably be OK.”

I just subscribed to sun’s blogs after a conference last week. The presenter told us that Sun was pushing all their people to blog more, and boy-howdie are they ever. There’s some really good, and occasionally really funny stuff out there.

(Via Sun Blogs.)



Ready, Fire, Aim: “I wonder how hard (or useful) it would be pipe FMA events into an RSS (or Atom) feed.”

Basically it’d be a sysblog. See an exception in Syslog, or with Sun’s self-healing stuff? Stick it in an RSS feed.

(Via Sun Blogs.) – CES: Thumb drives launch apps, media players

13-Jan-2006 – CES: Thumb drives launch apps, media players: “In the war of the thumb drives, Lexar Media Inc. is teaming with Israeli software developer Ceedo Technologies Ltd. to deliver a version of its USB flash drives that can store and launch applications and media players. It is due to reach the market in April.”

Not much use to me, since I can auto-launch most Mac Apps from my Shuffle, but for Windows users this could be great.

(Via Digg.)

OM – Audio


OM – Audio: “A generative music player. The player self-generates ambient music which changes each time you listen it. This means that every time you listen to oM music, you’ll get a unique listening experience. Generative music behaves like organic lifeforms.

OM player is useful for meditation, Reki or Yoga practicioners, or anybody interested in self-generated ambient music.”

Also gives ambient music without having to connect to DronZone on SomaFM. It uses about 15% processor on my G5, and 35% on my PowerBook (G4).

(Via Apple.)

#26804: How to fsck a Veritas Filesystem (VxFS)


#26804: How to fsck a Veritas Filesystem (VxFS): “There are times that the log will check cleanly, but the filesystem is still dirty. To check the filesystem directly, the following options need to be added to fsck:

/usr/sbin/fsck -F vxfs -o nolog,full [path to the raw device]

.The ‘nolog’ option tells fsck to bypass the log and go directly to the filesystem. The ‘full’ options tells fsck to check the entire filesystem. Using these options will take much longer, but you will be able to fsck the filesystem directly.”

(Via SunSolve.)