Today io.solarscale.de acted real weird. The filesystem turned read-only on me. So I rebooted the vps. When it came back it suggested fsck'ing the filesystem. So I rebooted it once more hoping that it would fsck on boot. It didn't do that. So I learned from my VPS provider how to put the system in a rescue mode and finally I was able to fsck the hd image. The system is debian and the particular filesytem is ext4 with journaling. For some reason it would mount rw before the second reboot but still manage to say it needed to fsck, how cocky! Anyhow. Everything seems sweet now. And I may have learned how to install FreeBSD on this vps too. Shall the time ever come I may do that.0 comments
OpenBSD 5.1 has been released today, at least I found the OS on the ftp.eu.openbsd.org ftp server. So I wiped my vmware setup and installed it on the 160 GB SSD. Here is a paste from the top while playing a youtube video:
load averages: 0.98, 0.91, 1.00 jupiter.centroid.eu 14:14:43 56 processes: 53 idle, 1 zombie, 2 on processor CPU0 states: 11.6% user, 0.0% nice, 4.8% system, 0.0% interrupt, 83.6% idle CPU1 states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle CPU2 states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle CPU3 states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle CPU4 states: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.0% interrupt, 100% idle CPU5 states: 4.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.8% system, 0.0% interrupt, 95.2% idle CPU6 states: 13.2% user, 0.0% nice, 8.8% system, 0.0% interrupt, 78.0% idle CPU7 states: 11.6% user, 0.0% nice, 9.8% system, 0.0% interrupt, 78.6% idle Memory: Real: 269M/958M act/tot Free: 6994M Cache: 575M Swap: 0K/7353Mmostly idle. This thing is a beast. Yes I did turn on HT again to see if the lockups were confined only to Linux. I had another 80 GB SSD which I have now put to rest until I need a replacement SSD. Also I tried gnome but it didn't work so I'm back to using fluxbox which is fine with me. 0 comments
Well I had a really long break from hacking on wildcarddnsd. While reading in this SIP book (see below) I noticed that the SRV RR is not supported by W. So I'm thinking of putting that in. Anyone interested in helping with this? Other little hacks are moving the command line flags to options in the config file. If anyone is interested in doing that go right ahead! If you want a bigger challenge I need a replacement parse.c file that is nicer perhaps a YACC file (no bison!). What's on the menu for the long run? Well I hope to be getting some time to do DNSSEC sometime in the next 2 years and also the recursive resolver function I'd like to re-implement as this one is currently broken. There is lots to do you just gotta look for it.0 comments
In this article I wrote about increasing boinc from 1 to 2 cores. It has been doing that since February 2nd. So all good things come to an end, they say and it is without regret that I'll be ceasing my processing probably around May 2nd. So I had done 3 months of processing on 2 cores. OpenBSD Europe has started shipping OpenBSD 5.1 and I fully expect my copy to get here tomorrow so that I can start installing Jupiter with OpenBSD. In this other article I wrote about being in spot 142,597 well I'm happy to report that I'm now in spot 97,043 so in the top 100,000. And also in the top 5% of BOINC participants. I think it's a job well done and I also paid for it with my electricity bill. At least I gave something back for science.0 comments
Yesterday Amazon delivered this new book for me that I need for work..
I have switched jobs and I want to tell about it so far. I think it's an awesome job because it's 100% remote. But like any office setup I have a voice over IP (VOIP) phone where I stay in contact with the staff and it's routed entirely over the Internet. The phone I had from before because I had contracted (technically I'm still a contractor) from this company in the past and back then we got the SIP Phone for me. The pay is sufficient for me to move out of my 1 bedroom apartment and I'm eyeing January or February of 2013 for the move. I'm hoping to get an apartment where I can dedicate 1 room to the office so that I can close the door at the end of the day. My hours are spread more over the day since work is also in north america and I'M in europe. So I have the benefit of being able to conduct maintenance on the computer systems while everyone sleeps and I'm also available during the morning hours to the company. Our systems were designed for remote consoles since that was the idea of the system architect, and it suits me 100%. I'm glad I got this job since I'd likely be unemployed again if I didn't have it. well that's all so far, but I also want to say that I'm 100% impressed.0 comments
Today I looked how hot Jupiter was and with horror I noticed the CPU was at 81 degrees Celsius. A few more Centigrade and it would have turned itself off from overheating. So I decided to clean the heatsink from dust again. See here . To my horror and after reseating the heatsink 4 times it didn't have any cooling effect. So I had to go out and buy a new heatsink/cpu cooler. I bought a Cooltek Coolforce 2. I had to unmount the motherboard from its back-panel today to install the new CPU heatsink/fan. Before
To my suprise the CPU is now 25 degrees cooler and the CPU fan is not as fast and loud. Very cool!0 comments
In a previous
article I listed all the computers I had, by now 2.5 years later 3 more have
Jupiter, and Saturn. I'm going to give a rough outline of them.
I want to see how much my traffic drops with this, this is what I got..
%more robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /blog/in the future people can still reach my /private and /public folders through google. 0 comments
I ordered 3 books from Amazon...
"The Art of Assembly Language" Hyde, Randall; Taschenbuch; EUR 36,95 "Reversing: Secrets of Reverse Engineering" Eilam, Eldad; Taschenbuch; EUR 30,40 "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation" Erickson, Jon; Taschenbuch; EUR 40,14I'm hoping to reach an excitement factor in the future with these. 0 comments
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