Always wanted to know more about Vector Clocks and how they work (specially after dealing with Riak for a couple of months now) and this is an excellent read.
Poor man’s ssh launcher (CLI)
Problem: just wanted an easy way to add my hosts to the ssh config file and connect to each host through the easiest way possible using normal bash command-line. Solution: configure your .ssh/config like you normally would, with the following: Host myapache Hostname myapache.host.com User fred Host myapache2 Hostname myapache2.host.com User fred Add the following … Continue reading Poor man’s ssh launcher (CLI)
My first computer
Nostalgia time. While reading a few Wikipedia articles, just remembered that my first computer was a Timex 2068, which in fact was a clone of the ZX Spectrum 48k. I got it in 1987 but I was used to play with other computers (friends, school, etc) like the Commodore 64, Atari ST, Phillips MSX, etc. … Continue reading My first computer
OpenDedup Virtual Appliance (based on SDFS)
OpenDedup just released a greatly enhanced Virtual Appliance based on SDFS. The OpenDedup Virtual NAS Appliance is designed for simple setup and management SDFS volumes for virtual environments. The Appliance includes capabilities to create, mount,delete, and export SDFS volumes via NFS from a Web Based interface. It also includes VMWare storage api integration that allow … Continue reading OpenDedup Virtual Appliance (based on SDFS)
Time Machine and NAS Hacks
Just found out that my Time Machine SparseBundle is corrupt. I thought that it would be cool to save some money and hack Time Machine to enable backups to a Network Share on my home NAS instead of buying Time Capsule. It worked perfectly for a month or so, but I've done some changes on … Continue reading Time Machine and NAS Hacks
Android is Open
We all know what Open means in Android: Android is an "open" operating system in name only. Sure, you can get the source code and mess around with it, but there are no mainstream generic Android phones that work on any carrier, and no carrier-sold phones are simple to crack open and do what you … Continue reading Android is Open
After much speculation, Steve Jobs finally announced the Apple iPad. I love it, but there is one thing missing: no built-in camera. I was expecting to use Skype on the sofa with this nifty device. Should I wait for 2nd generation? Good coverage of the announcement here (Gizmodo).
Remember this? Now you can send a disk to Amazon and they will put it on S3. Talk about opportunity...
Migrating MT 3.x to 4.x and preserving BASENAME
I'm a big fan of WordPress but I still use MovableType for some blogs. Recently I had to upgrade an old MT 3.25 to the newest 4.25 and decided to that cleanly. Created a new blog on 4.25 with all the required configurations. Then I've tried to export all the entries on 3.25 and imported … Continue reading Migrating MT 3.x to 4.x and preserving BASENAME
I always wanted to know more about the customized Google servers. The cool part is that they have implemented a distributed UPS (each server has his own battery and charge controller): Instead of having a centralized UPS, Google integrated a battery into every server with a charge controller and test circuit. The battery is sealed … Continue reading Google Servers