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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.
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umurmur for OpenBSD update

Posted 03-30-2011 at 03:09 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Continued from here.

I got a bit sidetracked and didn't get back to the umurmur port until after the ports tree was locked, then I forgot about it again while waiting for the tree to unlock...sigh. Life really is full of curveballs.

I got the man pages written and now I have a buildable/installable/runnable port of umurmur for OpenBSD (and the tree is unlocked! Yay).

The candidate port has been submitted to the powers that be (David and Laurent, to...
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Encrypted OpenBSD flash drive, the easy way...

Posted 03-25-2011 at 09:16 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-27-2011 at 07:12 PM by rocket357

Ok, so there's a couple of howto's floating around the interwebs with great instructions on how to do this, or that, or whatever, but none seem to "pull it all together" for me, so I decided to post here what I do to build an OpenBSD encrypted jump drive.

First off, the links:

Encryption: http://16s.us/OpenBSD/softraid.txt
/etc/fstab: http://www.mail-archive.com/misc@ope.../msg94555.html
/etc/fstab with revision (by me): http://www.daemonforums.org/showpost...02&postcount=9...
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PostgreSQL 8.x backup caveat

Posted 03-24-2011 at 09:48 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-29-2011 at 07:58 AM by rocket357

During the deployment of our latest software revision (a major version bump that migrated all of our databases from MSSQL to Linux/PostgreSQL and migrated all of our web servers from Apache/PHP to Tomcat/GWT), we started hitting snags in IT operations immediately with database backups. When this major version revision came out, it allowed customers to store documents, photos, etc...directly in the database (something MSSQL 2005 isn't capable of). Doing a simple "pg_dump <opts> <dbname>"...
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Updated PostgreSQL auto-configure script

Posted 03-04-2011 at 09:35 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-30-2011 at 03:19 PM by rocket357

I've altered the postgresql auto-configure script quite a bit since I last posted it. Here's the updated version:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

# configPG.sh:
#
# This script automatically detects system RAM and other resources
# and modifies $PG_DATA_DIR/postgresql.conf to configure the server
# for one of three uses:  web, oltp, or data warehousing.
# 
# Author: rocket357@users.sourceforge.net
# License: BSD
#
# This script
...
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Accidentally essential?

Posted 03-03-2011 at 10:45 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-03-2011 at 10:58 AM by rocket357

"Following Aristotle, I divide them into essence, the difficulties inherent in the nature of software, and accidents, those difficulties that today attend its production but are not inherent." -- Fred Brooks, "No Silver Bullet"

This is the second time I've referred to this particular paper on this blog. I've read it numerous times, and even though it was written in 1986, the facts set forth by Brooks still hold true today.

So there are two types...
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