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First Problems

Posted on August 16, 2016 by

My next step was to clear out some cruft in the default install. There was plenty of RAM for the jobs, but not very much free space on the 8G intel flash. After deleting all the various office and other packages I had about 1.5G free, so I tried to move the little thing over […]

First Steps

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

Our grid provides a substantial amount of computing power, and overall works well. But given the nature of the actual compute nodes — i.e. they are desktops in K-12 schools scattered across the state, often in rural areas — individual processes ( Jobs ) get cycled with a reasonable frequency. There are lots of reasons: […]

D’Orsay perfume info quest

Posted on December 23, 2013 by

A friend found these old D’Orsay perfumes. Looking for any information about them….

UK basketball

Posted on November 27, 2013 by

    Managed to get an invite to sit in some premier seats for the UK basketball game the other night. You know they are good seats when you look over your shoulder and see that Ashley Judd is sitting behind you. I didn’t take a lot of photos, because I didn’t want to be […]

Bad photos of Good cars

Posted on November 18, 2013 by

Dug out some photos from the car museum on the strip in vegas in 2009. These are taken with a 3GS, and with a bad operator, so don’t expect much. Still a couple of interesting shots.

nmap strangeness on OSX

Posted on August 19, 2011 by

So I had a need to scan some hosts with nmap — in particular because ARD was too slow and tended to crash a lot scanning large networks, but also because I wanted to automate the process. nmap seemed like it would would fit the bill pretty easily. A basic ping scan as tested from […]

Audi R8

Posted on October 19, 2009 by

Took the TT in for what will probably be its last visit to the Audi dealer for anything, and they had an R8 there…fresh from having it’s uber-expensive carbon-fibre breaks replaced. Apparently they were mis-handled after a track run, and it was trailered back to the dealer. I sorta think that’s a design flaw. With […]

UPS Project nearly complete

Posted on October 4, 2009 by

The UPS project is nearly complete. The UPS and monitoring hardware arrived from eBay. The UPS was in its original box as advertised, and many of the components were unopened. The RBC43 APC battery pack, however, was dead. I expected as much — even if the whole unit was new, sitting idle a battery pack […]

bigger UPS mods

Posted on September 21, 2009 by

Since adding the 85ah deep cycle battery to the old conext900 has gone well, I’ve decided to move forward with the project and install and modify a larger UPS. I searched ebay and lost my first few auctions, finally I have won a dell DLA3000RM2U, which is reportedly new in the box, and so it […]

More UPS hacking

Posted on September 15, 2009 by

I ran a 60 odd watt load on the autozone powered UPS for 24 hours or so…no issues, and lots of run-time being reported via ‘nut’. So I moved it over to a bigger load. Here is what is being reported currently: root# upsc autozone battery.alarm.threshold: 0 battery.charge: 096.0 battery.charge.restart: 00 10/07/02 battery.runtime: 1320 […]