Friday, August 31, 2012

update to my small success

ok so i managed to install all teh stuffs i needed.
killed all other services i dont know about to run sa-update and freshclam and put low limits in my.cnf and httpd.conf and all that.
but the catch is neither clamd or spamd will ever run...
hur hur.

a small success

had to disable fastestmirrors to get yum to work at all.
tracked down most of the rpm bits that gcc depends on.
still installed one of them, i think the base glibc, via yum.
then i could install cpanminus..
which worked!
yay!
could still be pointless tho...

in other news, http://1.ai/ more free hosting that i can't use...
and someone explaining why there's fewer and fewer "apps" for Drupal...http://www.palantir.net/blog/drupal-not-cms

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

no shit. this is good shit.

http://www.thepowerbase.com/2012/08/f-droid-the-android-market-that-respects-your-rights/

maybe virtualbox???


First i saw:

http://vagrantup.com/v1/docs/getting-started/packaging.html

which intrigued me greatly...

Then i read (on /.):

VirtualBox has long had support for centralized data, moving running virtual machines between physical hosts, HA, etc. In fact, the whole thing can be controlled and scripted from the command line. Last I checked ESXi still had features that can not be accessed thusly.
Perhaps the 2.x branch of VirtualBox didn't compete with ESXi, but times have changed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

yes, father of HFT says Automate This..


http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7232
http://blog.ezyang.com/2012/08/how-offlineimap-works/
offlineimap?


http://www.muktware.com/4216/manjaro-linux-arch-linux-noobs
arch for newbs..


http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/autobook/autobook_109.html
ahahahahah! why makefile no uninstall!


https://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/08/21/159373388/episode-396-a-father-of-high-speed-trading-thinks-we-should-slow-down
father of HFT talks...
http://www.amazon.com/Automate-This-Algorithms-Came-World/dp/1591844924
and his book is called "automate this"!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/27/hytrust_appliance_3_vce_partnership/
there's a community edition for 3 esxi? but what does it do exactly?

http://rosarior.github.com/mayan/index.html
django..is there a GAE version??? if got, i wanna try!!!

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/W8ITProPreRel/thread/a670b2ab-10e7-4e31-9b20-5baf99a40eea/
the idea is really quite cool one. but yea, after drive extender i thought maybe give it some time to see if anything explode...



scaling is hard

http://www.aosabook.org/en/distsys.html
i not inclined to even think about it. but feel free to read..this is just one of the parts, really.

so! Sina also got App Engine! and looks quite friendly, except for all the chinese...
http://sae.sina.com.cn/?m=appstore
can run Drupal on it..
https://drupal.org/node/1364674

google app engine and poormanscron:
https://drupal.org/node/424352

resources about gae and drupal:
https://drupal.org/node/245477#comment-1683272

http://www.materialise.com/cases/the-areion-by-formula-group-t-the-world-s-first-3d-printed-race-car
print a car! the age of scacity is nearly over!

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/business/book-reviewers-for-hire-meet-a-demand-for-online-raves.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
only book reviews???

http://pandodaily.com/2012/08/25/copying-works-how-samsungs-decision-to-mimic-apple-paid-off-in-spades/
samsung and lg more successful than nokia and motorola
http://www.economist.com/node/21554500
similiar talk. by one of my favourites!

am trying to recall a economic paper about copying being more efficient than doing r&d..its been 10+ years since i touched the stuff...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

maybe i could get myself a xbox360...

while(1): if (get_count_contact()!=2) continue; else close_trap(); sleep(15); set_count_contact(0);If nature wrote this kinda code, Evolution is like debugging!

from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4436726

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.serversultimate
yes, all u need is a phone. not "small business server"...


https://trello.com/
another super hot project mgt service..

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Dust-An-Elysian-Tail/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410a67
i dont have xbox360!!! arrgh!!!!!

apparently http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html is hot, as hot if not hotter than monit.

https://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/research.google.com/en//archive/chubby-osdi06.pdf
cute read on election protocol and locks

http://webengage.com/pricing
feedback form widget? free tier available.

http://www.yippiemove.com/buy_credits/
maybe i could get into that kind of business as well? got money in it apparently..

http://www.nycresistor.com/2012/06/23/the-joy-of-dumping/
um...controller poetry?

that borderlands 16bit experience. remember to play!
http://wubwub.eu/demake.php

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/business/global/chinas-economy-besieged-by-buildup-of-unsold-goods.html?_r=1&hp
knew it was going into the sea!!!

do ppl need a court verdict to tell them how similiar/different 2 laptops/phones look?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114476892281222708332/posts/246srfbqg6G

Guy: "Wait, so what they're saying is, Samsung is the same as Apple?"
Friend: "I know, right? Makes me think twice about how much I paid for my Mac Book"
Guy: "Seriously"



the 'same' is really just the way it looks physically, i thought.
to me, most laptops look similiar enough it doesnt matter. touch phones even more so.
this is all a bit weird.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Free!!!

if you be using Eclipse.
http://www.architexa.com/
unfortunately i don't..

i play oblivion not skyrim and dragon age not dragon age 2..and prefer civ 4 to civ 5..
http://techgage.com/article/the_rebirth_of_pc_gaming_-_bring_on_the_modders/
http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/08/22/2037216/the-rebirth-of-pc-gaming-bring-on-the-modders

just a note: http://www.twilio.com/blog/2012/08/diy-home-automation-using-twilio-powerswitch-arduino-and-pusher.html
may be useful when thinking about how to make use of sendhub

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How long is it good for? As long as we exist.

When they needed customers they said:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060203030930/http://www.textdrive.com/mixedgrill


How long is it good for?
As long as we exist.
TextDrive™ is a trademark of Joyent Inc.


When they no longer needed these same customers, they say:

We've been analyzing customer usage of Joyent’s systems and noticed that you are one of the few customers that are still on our early products and have not migrated to our new platform, the Joyent Cloud. 
For many business reasons, including infrastructure performance, service quality and manageability, these early products are nearing their End of Life. We plan to sunset these services on October 31, 2012...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112783391065033208484/posts/16WyAvu37wE
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ex-joyeurs/5A9ZWiWzAe8
http://discuss.joyent.com/viewtopic.php?id=33682&p=2
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4391669

I firmly believe paying for stuff doesn't necessarily make anything better.
In fact i harbour a strong suspicion that anything motivated mostly by money will not be much good, with mostly and much inversely proportional.
The only worry with free, as in absolutely free not even like Google search which is paid for by other people - as in free with no way to recoup costs, is when they go titsup.
Free as in speech is probably the most trustworthy..those buggers actually like what they do!
Free as in someone else is paying for it is dependent on that someone else paying enough, and only google really has been any good at it.
Otherwise, perhaps something that plain looks like they're not interested in selling you stuff, just making sure you paid your share of their costs, is probably the way to go...
Maybe something like http://prgmr.com/xen/.....

things i have not seen in use:

chef, puppet, and ya, old zookeeper:
http://highscalability.com/blog/2008/7/15/zookeeper-a-reliable-scalable-distributed-coordination-syste.html


why would i backup gmail?

i'd consider gmail infrastructure to be rather more reliable than my own..but nevermind, its here:
http://gmvault.org/in_depth.html

another question is..how are Collaboration tools different from plain old forums like say, phpbb?
but nvmd..here's a new one...https://hackpad.com/

meanwhile..the march of git continues...a cloudy collaboraty thing built on top of git...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeyh/git-annex-assistant-like-dropbox-but-with-your-own

meanwhile, something useful..there's a free plan n nobody is forced to use twilio...
https://www.sendhub.com/plans/

and finally, i had that thought about the giant instant always library too. but nevermind.
http://www.loper-os.org/?p=918

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

auth

http://blog.tim-rogers.co.uk/posts/1and1-ask-for-passwords-over-the-phone
haiz. another one.why?

http://www.ginzametrics.com/blog/announcing-odin-authenticator
dunno what ginzametrics do, but interesting post about SSO.

http://www.deadman.io/
hur hur, julian assange may wanna sign up fast..

and the bank thinks this will defeat keyloggers?
http://imgur.com/ngRcB

Monday, August 13, 2012

lies

Although popular perceptions lag behind, the point made by pain specialists -- that "physical dependence" is not the same as addiction -- is now widely accepted by professionals who deal with drug problems. But under the heroin-based model that prevailed until the 1970s, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms were considered the hallmarks of addiction. By this standard, drugs such as nicotine and cocaine were not truly addictive; they were merely "habituating." That distinction proved untenable, given the difficulty that people often had in giving up substances that were not considered addictive.

http://reason.com/archives/2003/06/01/h

Monday, August 6, 2012

The User Interface

http://lubutu.com/soso/the-linguistic-interface
"Now add to this all the pictures I drew of kittens. All of them.”

http://www.useit.com/papers/anti-mac.html
"there is very little real innovation in interface design anymore."

Totally unrelated. IDE as chrome app:
http://app.kodowa.com/playground

How do u email?

With big icons?
https://www.philterit.com/users/sign_in

Auto dropped into folders?
http://www.otherinbox.com/organizer/

Auto unsubscribed?
http://www.otherinbox.com/unsubscriber/

Auto drop auto mails into their own folders?
http://unroll.me/

Auto task/rules?
http://tray.io/

Or do you roll your own with Amazon free tier?
got auto DKIM! https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2012/07/17/easily-dkim-sign-your-emails-with-amazon-ses/

and manage it with apache deltacloud...https://deltacloud.apache.org/

Friday, August 3, 2012

to the people who do Organisational Behaviour..

http://www.valvesoftware.com/company/Valve_Handbook_LowRes.pdf
The Valve employee handbook.

http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/abrash/valve-how-i-got-here-what-its-like-and-what-im-doing-2/
somebody famous who works there..
He was the GDI programming lead for the original version of Windows NT, coauthored Quake at Id Software with John Carmack, and worked on the first two versions of Xbox.

more Why Like That One..

http://www.2012ticketalert.com/
I'm getting a sense that the longer established and bigger an organisation is, the more likely it will be
1. Carrot Head (price insensitive?!?)
2. Opaque (cannot explain outage)





Oh my. Lets read it again!

http://chargen.matasano.com/chargen/2009/7/22/if-youre-typing-the-letters-a-e-s-into-your-code-youre-doing.html

and er, apparently there's a market for these(which is quite interesting):

http://launchrock.com/
http://unbounce.com/
http://www.launchvalue.com/

and
https://fruux.com/
is yet another sync..

Read Carrot Head

HP, IBM and Rackspace, meanwhile, are neither aggressive nor conservative with their cost per computing unit. This may be a function of their respective audiences, which tend to be more enterprise-focused and therefore somewhat less price sensitive.

Slovenia in the lead the olympics 2012

2FA in the modern age.
https://www.authy.com/help/getting-started

personal inventory?
http://flextory.com/

slovenia is leading the olympics.
http://simon.forsyth.net/olympics.html

some wiki thing. zillions of them, really..
http://sputnik.freewisdom.org/en/Installation

what it looks like - an artist without a label : Zoe Keating.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkasqHkVRM1OdEJFUnhyNFFkZjVSUWxhWGl1dE9lQXc#gid=0

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

why like that one?

recently, i have seen..

1. phandroid explain a breach:
http://androidforums.com/site-updates-announcements/580371-important-notice-security-breach.html

2. aws explain an outage:
https://aws.amazon.com/message/65648/

3. and now pinboard explain a mistake:
http://blog.pinboard.in/blog/

but i have not seen anything of the sort (i'd call the quality "straightforwardness"?) from outside i.t.
even in i.t. incidents involving non-i.t. firms(see natwest and tesco..), this doesn't happen.

why?

in other news, this is hilarious..
http://ridiculousgigs.tumblr.com/