Getting Inc.ed

Somewhat of a play on getting inked, the day job is now an Inc. rather than an LLC. The reasons for the change are many, ranging from taxes, to important things like raising capital. Yeah, I know, we are at a 15 year low for VC investments. But this is a capital intensive business, and […]

rethinking git vs hg

I thought git was just getting better than mercurial. I found that basic git operations are easy, but others appear to be harder than I like (setting up remote repositories). Just tried the same thing with hg that I tried (and failed to do) with git. Worked like a charm. landman@pgda-100:~/target$ hg push ssh://mmmmq@mmmmq/hg/target pushing […]

Talking about high performance …

… the Blue Angels are doing hard banks right above my house right now, as part of the Willow Run Thunder over Michigan airshow. We went to it yesterday, but live close enough that we see them on their far turns. Two minutes ago they were literally right over my house, doing a hard bank. […]

More JackRabbit 96TB OpenSolaris system

even more JackRabbit OpenSolaris 2009.06 goodness. landman@pgda-100:~$ ssh scalable@ Password: Last login: Fri Jul 17 13:32:57 2009 Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.11 snv_111b November 2008 scalable@jr5-96TB:~$ su Password: scalable@jr5-96TB:~# zpool create tank c7t1d0 c10t2d0 c11t3d0 scalable@jr5-96TB:~# zpool status tank pool: tank state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM tank ONLINE 0 […]

JR5 96TB running OpenSolaris 2009.06

Scalable Informatics JackRabbit OpenSolaris pr0n for those disposed to such things. Remember, this is a 2.5+ GB/s machine (e.g. measured bandwidth on RAID6, not “theoretical bandwidth” with a RAID0). From what I can see, this is the largest (capacity) and fastest (raw and usable) performance OpenSolaris machine on the market. 8 Nehalem cores, 72 GB […]

Irresistable force? meet Immovable object …

There is a strong push (well at least the articles tell us so, and you know, its not like they are ever wrong … nosiree) to move computing into a cloud. This is sometimes a good idea, there are specific profiles which fit the cloud paradigm. Quite a few profiles actually. But there are some […]

Sometimes being right isn’t a happy thing

In this post, I wrote Well, while agree with him that its getting worse here (we blew through 14.1% in May … likely at 15% or worse now in July), and today, we get confirmation that we hit 15.2% in June. More layoffs have happened since then. GM cut another 1000, Chrysler and Ford have […]

Sun reports Q4 numbers

At the Reg. Not good. In a nutshell? Revenues cratered. Specifically, Sun said that it was forecasting that sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 ended June 30 would be in the range of $2.58bn to $2.68bn, down between 29.1 to 31.7 per cent over the $3.78bn in sales in fiscal 2008’s fourth quarter. […]