Archive for February, 2004

I (heart) MY VAX / VMS FOREVER bumperstickers

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

There are no
raises at HP this year,
so please go
bid on my auction.



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Thank you ;-)

Office Archeology

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

My group is moving offices soon and everyone is tossing out stuff so
it doesn’t have to be moved.

Treasures uncovered so far:



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* “VMS Forever” and “I (heart) My VAX” bumperstickers (watch for it on ebay.com
)
* Desktop-VMS 1.0 and 1.1 CDs — Circa 1989 ‘ease of use’ VMS distro. Just pop
the CD in the drive and it leads you through creating a VAX cluster of VAXstat
ion 3100s. Included of number of DECwindows-based (X11 with DECW$ toolkit) sys
tem management apps designed for the VMS newbie.
* Compaq 1998 project plan for “Linux Investigation” — Mostly produce install
docs for ProLiant 1850R & AlphaServer 800 for the Linux 2.2 kernel.
* Andy Goldstein’s 5-May-1988 memo to VMS V5 Development Team about the Kevin M
itnick breakin and the procedures on how we were going to verify 100% of the co
de.
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers write in Fortran” about Mel the
programmer
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers Don’t Use PASCAL”
* Bunch of Perl Journals (RIP)
* Marketing glossies for MailWorks for UNIX (aka OSF/1, aka Tru64)
* Christmas holiday card from the Microsoft MCIS Product Team
* Christmas holiday card from Red Hat
* Unopened(!) Microsoft Internet Explorer V2.0 Beta Internet Bro
wser for Windows 95 (required 386DX, 8MiB memory, 1-3MiB disk, 14.4 bps or fast
er modem)
* Bunch of 2400b Scholar Modems
* External 100MiB SCSI disk (MAC connectors)
* Addy’s birth announcement web page (April 1998) printed out in color on high
gloss

Can’t wait to see what gets uncovered today!

Mini-travelog of SF — pictures from my business trip

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

I had (still here — Sippin’ Starbucks and surfin’ wirelessly) some
free time during the Intel Developers Forum and took some walks about
the city with Bob, the Guatemalan worry doll that href=http://www.nozell.com/griffin">Griffin made for me.

Tuesday I walked over to city hall to see all the folks waiting to get
married before the court ruling baring same-sex marriages. Quite a
lot of people queued up and a bunch of press. Alex Chiu (?) was there
getting his word out too. Lunch was at the excellent Cha-Am on Folsom
and 3rd.

Wednesday I took a cable car over to Fisherman’s warf and had a crab
sandwich for breakfast. Yum! Bob also saw Alcatraz. Last night I
saw Matrix:Revolutions at the IMAX at the Metreon. They have a cool
kiosk that beams to your palm pilot info about all the stores in the
mall.

Today IDF is closing and it is unclear when I’ll have some free
time…



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Bob, the Guatemalan worry doll on his first plane trip
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San Francisco City Hall — same-sex marriages
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San Francisco City Hall — press overing same-sex marriages
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San Francisco City Hall — press overing same-sex marriages
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San Francisco City Hall — queues for same-sex marriage license
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San Francisco City Hall — queues for same-sex marriage license
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San Francisco City Hall — Alex Chiu? — Everheart / 12 Galaxies / Quexkonot
il ? / KCRA: Eltgotinotal coverage / ruxtochinukil / inordinate languishing / t
eratogenetics

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San Francisco — Marry-In / Make families, not wars!
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Intel Developers Forum
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My demo rack — ProLiant BL20pG2 blades, SuSE Linux, Polyserve cluster file
system, ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Package — supporting HP’s Adaptiv
e Infrastrure messaging

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My demo signage
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Bob and I having lunch at Cha-Am
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Bob agrees that it is yummy!
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Fisherman’s Warf
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Bob doesn’t want to visit Alcatraz
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San Francisco Cable Cars
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Interesting people

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

On Monday I was on flight to SFO and one of the passengers walks down
the aisle with his little daughter is wearing a yarmulke, the long
sideburns, and the undergarments of an observant Jew. Oh, and he was
wearing a T-shirt that said “People don’t know that I’m a Lesbian”

I’m off to San Francisco for Intel Developers’ Forum

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

I’m demoing at href="http://www.intel.com/idf/us/spr2004/index.htm">Intel Developer’s
Forum in href="http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USCA0987?from=search_10day">San
Francisco this week. Stop by href="http://www.hp.com/solutions/linux">HP’s pod and look for the
“ProLiant Blade system architecture for Solaris Migration” — href="http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/index-bl.html">
Blades, GNU/Linux, href="http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/msa1000/index.html">
SAN storage, cluster file
systems
, hp
deployment/management products on Linux
or href="mailto:marc-at-tradeshow@nozell.com">anything you want to talk
about ;-)

The Orange County Genealogical Society Quarterly / Volume 33, Number 4 Quarterly (February 2004)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2004

[What is this?]

  • Death of Members: Vincent M. Pape, Bernard Gustav Hom, Marjorie Dunning Bu
    rt Nehrich
  • Armstrong, Edsall, Finn, Jackson, Johnson, Minthorn, Roe, Wood — info at <
    a href="http://www.popenoe.com">http://www.popenoe.com
  • Donations: “Wills of Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, Liber A 1787 – 1798″
    abstracts by George M. Easter, “Our Linux from Thomas Knight, 1664-1724, of Br
    ooklyn NYH, through His Son Samuel Knight, of Ulster and Dutchess Counties NY,
    and through His Son Samuel Knight of Orange County, NY with the intermarrying l
    ines of McShea, Henderson, Edsall, Clearwater, Berry, Brouwer, and many of thei
    r intermarrying lines” by Nevill Rodgers Mulock.
  • Drake/Brouwer Correction / The Wife of John Drake
  • Queries
  • Some Thompson Family Queries
  • Answers to Queries
  • Connell-Kennedy-Murtha Reunion
  • People of Old Sterling
  • A Note for Rysdyk Researchers – A death certificate can be wrong
  • My side of the Clement King Line by John B. King
  • Bible Records – Benjamin Conkling Bible
  • Orange County, New York Spanish-American War Enlistments
  • Where They Went – Wayne Co., Pennsylvania
  • Newburgh Directory for 1858 – 1859
  • Orange County New York Early Marriages
  • Records of the Town of Wallkill Orange County, NY
  • Programming

    Heritage Scrapbooking: Getting Started, presented by Karen Lamberton (6
    Mar 2004)
    Researching Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records, presented by
    Arnold Lang (3 Apr 2004)
    OCGS Annual Meeting — There will be NO program (1 May 2004)

Repeat after me — backup, backup, backup…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004

…your laptop’s disk.

Because they may suddenly and completely fail you.

Well, I’ve started to use unison an
d sync’ing
with the large disks at work and at home. For example, here is
what my ~/.unison/laptop-to-workstation.prf looks like.

    # Unison preferences file
    root = /home/marc
    root = ssh://root@WORKSTATIONNAME.zko.dec.com//BACKUPS/laptop
    ignore = Path .unison
    ignore = Name unison.log
    ignore = Path mnt
    ignore = Path .mozilla
    ignore = Path .nautilus
    ignore = Path .thumbnails

For the moment, I’ve borrowed my wife’s Compaq Armada M700, squeezed
the W2k parition down and installed debian/sarge on the 4G partition
left over. Field service should be returning the nice Evo N610c in a
day or two. Hey, it gives me the opportunity of completely
documenting the steps of messing with the preinstalled WinXP Pro and
adding debian and SUSE to a Evo N610c.