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How long does it take to install an OS?

Jan 10, 2008 - 2 minute read - Comments

Apparently, 2 days…

Lets start at the top, Mix in a small army of new DL360 G5 servers from HP ( 7 Cores, 6 Hard drive Raid 5 arrays ) and Redhat Enterprise 5 and you get problems. Just before RPM installation begins, anaconda throws an exception and reports the following error.

Google Interview Question

Dec 27, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

An interesting problem I ran across on a blog the other day. Quote from the blog….

Given a function which produces a random integer in the range of 1 to 5, write a function which produces a random integer in the range of 1 to 7

Spoiled

Dec 19, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

I’ve been living in the land of PHP for so long I have forgotten the basics of pointer arrays and types. For instance this one threw me a loop today.

Because

Nov 27, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Yes because! because I’m not a poet, or a lyricists. Because I’m a software developer. I deal with the facts. Truth, cold hard understanding. Emotions are a mystery, not meant to be understood. Because if I understand them I can

KDE for efficiency and aesthetics

Nov 12, 2007 - 10 minute read - Comments

In this post I hope to reveal some tips I have learned over the years on how you can improve your efficiency with the KDE desktop. But first I must address a few objections people may have to using KDE for efficiency. The first objection when recommending KDE as the desktop of choice is how slow it is.

Abandoning Gentoo

Oct 31, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

Well, I’m abandoning Gentoo for good now. It’s been off and on for about a week. And If you spend more than a 8 hours during the week to install a working kde desktop. Your OS sucks ( Or you suck, depends on how you look at it ). A few Highlights.

Sick and houston weirdness

Oct 10, 2006 - 2 minute read - Comments

I’m sick today, first time since the move. Being sick does weird things to the way I think. this time around it brought up a weird experience I forgot about during the trip here. On the second trip to San Antonio when we were hauling

Wild on san antonio

Sep 22, 2006 - 2 minute read - Comments

I would have to say we live well within the boundaries of the metropolitan area known as San Antonio. However I have been continually surprised by the number of wild animals I have seen moving on and around the streets near our apartment. Not 2 days ago me and Brandie were on our way home from home depot

Give clients what they need, not what they want

Jun 24, 2005 - 3 minute read - Comments

Oh, I’m a firm believer, most small non-technical companies have no idea what they want their software to do. Oh, yeah they know the basics, give me totals, handle some inventory, help me reduce payroll costs. They might have a few ideas, but mostly from looking at what their competitors are doing. And those

Great Hackers

Jun 17, 2005 - 1 minute read - Comments

I read this some time ago, and loved it. Began to think of it again and made a mad search to find it. Posting here for all to enjoy. Great Hackers How to employ them, keep them.

Note to Self

Jun 17, 2005 - 1 minute read - Comments

Just an FYI to future versions of myself. If your job ever consumes so much of your time, you don’t even have enough time to update your blog. Quit. If your work days become one long stretch of HURRY AND GET THIS DONE, HURRY AND GET THIS DONE, YOU KNOW WHAT, WHILE YOU ARE HURRYING, WE NEED TO ADD THIS FEATURE BECAUSE OUR CLIENTS INTERNAL PROBLEMS MUST BECOME OURS. Quit. If your work keeps you from enjoying what you do most, and your job involves doing what you like to do most.