Archive for April, 2005

HP donated some nice hardware to kernel.org

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Some pretty sweet hardware to the linux kernel developers…

HP has most graciously donated a pair of DL585 quad Opteron servers with 24 GB of RAM and 10 TB of disk using a pair of MSA-30 arrays for each server. The first ones of these servers was officially put in service today; the next one will be put in service next week. Each server is in a different ISC colo, connected to the Internet via gigabit fiber links. Consequently, we should now see incredibly much better performance from kernel.org. Huge thanks to HP for the new hardware, and huge thanks to ISC for letting us quadruple our rack space requirements from 5U to 2x10U. We’ll be saturating those links in no time :)

ref: http://www.kerneltraffic.org/kernel-traffic/kt20050411_306.html#10

ubuntu upgrade hosed wordpress

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

A while ago I upgraded desktop/server at work that holds my work blog from ubuntu ‘warty warthog’ (initial release) to ubuntu ‘hoary hedgehog’ (current release). Everything
went just fine except apache2/php4/mysql had some problems and the blog stopped working.

The problem was WordPress 1.5 couldn’t connect to mysql, but phpmyadmin could connect just fine. Strange. This is what I ended up doing:


$ sudo apt-get --purge remove apache2 phpmyadmin php4 (and maybe a few others that depended on apache or php)

... verify that /etc/apache2/, /etc/php4 were gone...

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php4 phpmyadmin

At appears that one of the configuration files for either php4 or apache2 didn’t get properly upgraded.

This Week’s Del.icio.us bookmarks

Monday, April 25th, 2005

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MySQL Conference 05: Outside the Keynote

Thursday, April 21st, 2005



MySQL Conference 05: Outside the Keynote

Originally uploaded by x180.
Credit: “James Duncan Davidson/O’Reilly Media”


The title should really be “Marc eyes the fancy phones that the other hp guys have”

MySQL Users Conference 2005

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

I’m at MySQL Users Conference this week

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

I’ll be in the partner area showing MySQL Cluster on a bunch of blades — BL20p G3 and some of the half-height BL30p systems. On Wednesday I’m talking about various hardware configurations. Stop by and say hello.

This Week’s Del.icio.us bookmarks

Monday, April 18th, 2005

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This Week’s Del.icio.us bookmarks

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

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Best. “Candy Dish”. Ever.

Saturday, April 9th, 2005



Best. "Candy Dish". Ever!

Originally uploaded by marcn.


I bought this today in Penacook, NH at the state prisoner arts & craft store for $4.

It is *not* an ashtray made from a NH license plate. It is a *candy dish*.

Inventor of Collapsible Spacer

Saturday, April 9th, 2005



Inventor of Collapsible Spacer

Originally uploaded by marcn.


Go Spencer.

See the rest of the photos from Invention Convention here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/sets/221566/