Aug 282016

I wrote my first Mojolicious web app yesterday, a cloud-init meta-data server to enable running pre-built VM images (e.g. as provided by debian, ubuntu, etc) without having to install and manage a complete, full-featured cloud environment like openstack. I hacked up something similar several years ago when I was regularly building VM images at home […]

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Book Review: Trader’s World by Charles Sheffield

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Apr 192016

One line review: Boys Own Dale Carnegie Post-Apocalyptic Adventures with casual racism and misogyny. That tells you everything you need to know about this book. I wasn’t expecting much from it, but it was much worse than I anticipated. I’m about half-way through it at the moment, and can’t decide whether to just give up […]

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lm-sensors configs for Asus Sabertooth 990FX and M5A97 R2.0

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Jan 202016

I had to replace a motherboard and CPU a few days ago (bought an Asus M5A97 R2.0), and wanted to get lm-sensors working properly on it. Got it working eventually, which was harder than it should have been because the lm-sensors site is MIA, seems to have been rm -rf -ed. For anyone else with […]

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Part-time sysadmin work in Melbourne?

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Nov 042015

I’m looking for a part-time Systems Administration role in Melbourne, either in a senior capacity or happy to assist an existing sysadmin or development team. I’m mostly recovered from a long illness and want to get back to work, on a part-time basis (up to 3 days per week). Preferably in the City or Inner […]

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Dec 162013

There are numerous benefits to shopping online – you can order stuff and pay for it from the comfort of your own home and it’ll arrive on your doorstep in just a few days. wonderful, and so many words have been written about the benefits over the years that there’s no need to belabour the […]

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Jun 212013

A bash script to backup mysql databases, with separate schema and plain-text dump files (INSERT commands) for each database. Makes it easy to restore individual databases or copy them into dev/test servers. Keeps 30 days worth of backups in separate YYYY-MM-DD directories.

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Jun 202013

Due to boredom and needing something to do to keep my brain from atrophying, I’ve decided to polish some of the rough edges off some of my scripts so that they’re suitable for publication. here’s the first of them, a perl script to list kernels and other grub menu entries, with numeric indexing suitable for […]

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Dead Can Dance

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Feb 072013

I saw Dead Can Dance at the Palais in St Kilda last night – their first tour back in Australia in over 20 years. I’ve wanted to see them perform live since I first discovered their music in the dim dark past – bought the tickets as soon as the tour was announced last year […]

Nov 182012

OK, I’m finished my experiment. It’s over now and I can “break character”. First, I have to offer special thanks to “tshirtman” for being the first to unambiguously exemplify one of my main points. well done! In case it’s not blindingly obvious (as it should be), the reason for my post was that I was […]

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Nov 162012

I had a dream that many prominent members of the Linux community were dressed in Nazi SS uniforms on the Arctic ice, clubbing baby seals to death. I can’t bear the thought that so many Linux people may secretly be Nazi seal murderers, so I demand that they be excluded from any future Linux-related events […]

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