links for 2009-12-31

True Odds of Airborne Terror - Traction Lobe (tags: terrorism visualization)

Bruce Schneier about aviation security

Bruce Schneier wrote a really thoughtful article for CNN.com about security in aviation: “Is aviation security mostly for show?”. A must read! Security is both a feeling and a reality....

links for 2009-12-30

Freedom Now Freedom Now (tags: gpl business oracle mysql)

9. HHOSUG-Meeting

Schon mal zum im Kalender anskreuzen: Das 9. HHOSUG-Meeting findet am 27.01.2010 in der Sun Geschäftsstelle Hamburg ab 19:00 statt. Eine ordentliche Einladung mit Themen folgt noch :)

links for 2009-12-29

jerkface playhouse: Linus doesn't care about competing with Windows and OSX. (tags: linux driver unix)

A kind of butt dialing

Just in the case you received an SMS with “Y” from me this morning: I’ve put my mobile into the notebook bag without activating the keyboard lock. So this short...

Avatar

On Boxing Day i’ve used the opportunity to visit a cinema with a really good friend of mine in Oldenburg. Obviously the choice felt to Avatar. And i have to...

The Zeros - a highly subjective list

I’ve made a short list of stuff that appeared in the Zeros.It’s highly subjective. Best Film: Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind The best film of the Zeros was “Eternal...

The Zeros

The Zero’s are over. It’s an used century now. I wouldn’t call it a lost decade so far (as some magazines wrote). But it’s definitely a decade of loss. We...

OpenSolaris Build 130

Developer Build 130 of OpenSolaris is available for download. The release notes are available as usual in the mailing list indiana-discuss. So update your system via the Package Manager or...

links for 2009-12-25

YouTube - Jack Bauer Interrogates Santa Claus (tags: video funny youtube fun humor)

Sun Fire X4170 at last.fm

Mike Brodbelt of last.fm wrote an interesting article about using the X4170 in conjunction with Intel SSD X25-E for their “Last.fm on Xbox Live” launch: “Launching Xbox, Part 2 -...

Merry Christmas!

Before you leave into the holidays, i want to wish you a nice long weekend and a “Happy ${however_you_call_the_reason_for_gifts_good_food_family_and_somefreedays}” to you!

A recent OSOL-LiveCD can be very useful ... even for Solaris 10 users

There is the cool command line option for the transaction group rollback feature. This feature was integrated at the end of October. It’s useful when you are a victim of...

Sun Grid Engine 6.2 U5 announced.

The fifth update release of the Sun Grid Engine 6.2 was announced today. The most interesting feature is the Hadoop integration but thats just my personal opinion: Apache Hadoop support<br...

Forget christmas gift wrap paper

My boss send me this link to a really cool way to box a hardware gadget: “Nokia N900 and the case of the best unboxing ever”. Well … i’m not...

ACM Queue : "Triple-Parity RAID and Beyond" by Adam Leventhal

Adam Leventhal wrote a great article about the reasoning of triple parity RAID for ACM Queue, the publication of the Association of Computing Machinery, with “Triple-Parity RAID and Beyond”: If...

You don't need zfs resize ... and a workaround when you need one ;)

Okay, the title is provocative and of course ZFS needs a tool to resize a filesystem. But out of other reasons. Somehow some people think that you can’t resize a...

Package Manager doesn't work in OpenSolaris 129?

As i’ve got the question twice in last few days through Mail: There is a “bug” in the OpenSolaris 129 distribution that prevents the Package Manager from working. There is...

Crackberry vs. Nokium

I’m still not sure about this situation. But it was a nice example how ubiquitous Blackberrys are: Flight LH71 from HAM to DUS. Message over the PA: “We’ve found a...