Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world
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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
Posted 11-30-2013 at 12:24 AM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
The other day while running a maintenance for a customer in which we had settled on communicating via IM, I noted that typing on my android was a pain. Sure, the on screen keyboard is ok if I'm texting a quick message or typing out a short explanation of the final deal, but going from my laptop to the android and back for each step was getting old...so I figured it was time to grab a bluetooth keyboard and wire it up to a Galaxy tablet and test it out...only my wife beat me to it and picked one...
Posted 09-18-2013 at 08:57 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Spent a few days debugging what I thought was a bizarre kernel bug on a RHEL 6.3 box. We had crash utilities installed and I'd gotten incredibly comfortable with analyzing kernel crash dumps. I can also say that I'm intimately familiar with a few features of the Linux kernel that I didn't even know existed before.
If you know much about kernel debugging, you probably already know the fix (due to the subject line). See, when you analyze a kernel crash dump, you get certain information,...
Posted 07-24-2013 at 06:26 PM byrocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Last night my wife complained to me that facebook was taking forever to load. I figured it was just a hiccup somewhere between facebook and our home network, so I waited a bit to see.
An hour or so later, she was getting impatient, so I fired up a tcpdump session on the firewall and watched her desktop exchange a pretty funny set of packets (well, you had to be there, I suppose), loaded with PUSH, URG, and FIN packets back and forth between her desktop and facebook. I laughed and...