The Death of a Disk

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A few months ago, a disk on my Compaq Proliant ML370 went down. The machine has 6 Ultra3 Wide SCSI 15k RPM drives, 18 Gb each, in a RAID 0+1, so I figured that between such a configuration and weekly complete tape backups, I’d be pretty much set …

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Access control in ViewVC

ViewVC (www.viewvc.org), a popular web-based frontend to CVS and SVN, has no access control mechanism, nor does CVS. As a result, when using ViewVC, anyone who can see the web page can browse, download, and view files in the entire CVS repository. While I initially loved this, as …

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Update

I haven’t been too active on here lately, mainly due to spending my summer as a paid transport EMT, working 50 hours a week or so, and still trying to keep up on “life”.

I have a few things planned for the next month or so of summer, so …

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Poor PHP

Well, as mentioned below, today I was doing a little research. On the futility of a Computer Science major. Specifically, on the fact that the overwhelming odds are that in a career in IT, system administration, or even web programming, I’ll probably never apply 90% of what I learn …

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Computer Science?

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So, I’m a computer science major at Rutgers. What is computer science? And WHY is it my major?

I was recently reading an excellent article online, by Neil McBride, a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, De Montfort University, UK. The Death of Computing essentially speaks to the …

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APC AP9605 PowerNet SNMP Card

In the theme of upgrades, I also purchased two APC SmartUPS1000 units from refurbUPS.com. Now, I know that a lot of people are perfectly happy with serial connectivity. And it has its positives. But I’m running 2-3 servers per UPS, older servers, wanted to be able to monitor …

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Support Open Source

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I get paid tomorrow, and it’s time to spend some money. Sure, there are some great toys out there. The stuff from ThinkGeek is always great. What about that monitoring server I want? Or upgrading my LAN to gigabit copper?

Of course, there are also many charitable causes. The …

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