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The Squareroot of Negative Fun

Posted 08-08-2014 at 09:48 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 08-08-2014 at 09:56 PM by rocket357

Every now and then, you have one of those days. One of those days where a customer reports that something weird is happening...their database contains *negative* client ids...even though you know for a fact that the client id is an identity column that begins at 1 and counts *up* to MAX_INT (or whatever SQL Server's max integer is). One of those days where you dig through thousands of lines of PHP code to discover that another intern decided to check in a revision where two numeric variables were...
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Configure NFS Server and Client Configuration on Ubuntu 14.04

Posted 08-08-2014 at 04:13 AM by sridhar11

NFS was developed at a time when we weren't able to share our drives like we are able to today -- in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.
Thin clients have no hard drives and thus need a "virtual" hard-disk....
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Note to myself, for whenever I get an SSD...

Posted 08-06-2014 at 11:36 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags ssd, swap

If it would still apply for future technology...

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Current good quality SSDs have built-in mechanisms to level the wear on the whole device so that their lives are maximised, but for something like Swap the inherent nature of that requirement will significantly ratchet up the number of Write cycles on any drive that hosts it, and that is still something I want to avoid on my SSD.

In reality it may not be a factor, but I'd rather spend a few dollars on more RAM to reduce
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Corrected Broken Links

Posted 08-06-2014 at 11:41 AM by rainbowsally

I apologize for neglecting to set up a new web resource and correcting the links for so long.

It may still be a while before we can get back to some serious fooling around, but at least the links should be good now. ;-)

Thanks again for the blog lq.
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Abort, Abort!

Posted 08-05-2014 at 10:40 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I read a blog post on zenarchery earlier that was incredibly dark and depressing. Unfortunately, it was pretty accurate as well. It was about the brooding depression that seems to be commonplace among "corporate workhorses" and pretty much anyone living in the US. Here's the article:

http://zenarchery.com/2014/08/everyo...brokenhearted/

I agree with the author on many points, namely that I identify with the angst that he alludes to, but more importantly...
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