May the next year be a better year for all!

Happy New Year to you! The next year may be very interesting for Bold and Busted and ilikelinux Consulting. DevOps as a movement has really started to diffuse into the world, but there are lots …

Kingston RAM may bring LibreOffice cppcheck batcher back from the dead

To bring my cppcheck rolling fcron job machine back to life, I bought $60 worth of RAM from Kingston, rather than send bad RAM (thanks, memtest86+, you groovy tool, you) back to Crucial first. So, …

Making an orchestration sandbox

So, I’m finally making a configuration orchestration lab. I’ll play around with Puppet, and perhaps Chef. I’ll try Vagrant to manage a virtual network of virtual hosts to play with. (I saw Vagrant demonstrated at …

LWN: A Linux system running over JavaScript

Boot it. Then read about it on LWN. X86 emulated in JavaScript. Stupefyingly stupendous. Bravo!

Too much cloud, not enough silver lining

Dropbox Accused of Lying About Security What? A business lied about their product to gain advantage over competitors? I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you! 😉 Self-managed encryption FTW.

My .screenrc

I often work a lot in GNU Screen, and have for years. It is a really well built, feature-filled program which allows a user to have multiple managed virtual text terminals. Screen allows users to …

Fun with Debian on a SheevaPlug

I’ve had a SheevaPlug “Dev Kit” since April, 2010. I ordered it along with the GuruPlug Server and Server Plus Heaters (not ready for prime time, unless you’re cooking steak). I hadn’t had a compelling …

MySQL CLI pager tweaks

The default settings for the MySQL command line client are a bit annoying. There’s no output paging; columns with more than 80 characters are wrapped making matching field name to field data difficult. Here’s a …

P7120D xorg.conf

Yeah, it’s ugly, but I thought others might make use of the xorg.conf from my groovy little fanless laptop, the Fujitsu Lifebook P7120D, running Gentoo Linux and xorg-server 1.2.0. I based this off of an …

Asterisk, the incredible convergence machine

So, I finished my first run-through of getting an Asterisk PBX set up in my home. With the awesome community resource http://voip-info.org/, the book Asterisk: The Future of Telephony, and, of course, Asterisk’s own documentation …