true, I forgot about the gigantic cache. 8MB each of L3.
Apple does really good industrial design for a computer/phone company. They make decent software. I worked with the Mach kernel (inserted into BSD) before the Jobs went off and did NeXT. I got to play with those too. Mach is cool.
I understand Apple's closed philosophy, but I don't like it. And I really don't like how the window manager works, so I'd have to change it if I was going to use a Mac. But unlike Linux, you can't. Until Ubuntu 9.04 I never ran the standard window manager (and Ubuntu's is only tolerable after significant tweaking). However I am way too hands on and willing to hack on stuff to be in Apple's target market. There's been plenty of stuff make for people like me and they usuall fail in the market. So its no surprise Apple's not designing for me.
C++ binary compatibility issues are not fun.
Getting ready to migrate my mailserver from zimbra 5.0.22 to 6.0.8
Just finished upgrading one of my FreeBSD machines to V8.1
Also getting ready to upgrade from ESX 3.5 to 4.1
So much to do, so little time
Even the ads I'm seeing in this thread are geeky: Three different ones for servers (one for Dell and Intel Xeon cpu's, one for Dell with AMD chips, and one for a custom builder building quad processor machines in either flavor), one for laptops running Ubuntu, and one for Google Chrome.
You see ads?
okay gents - this is where all the persons of a certain persuasion hang out... and while I rarely am in the mood, I am right now, so here ah am.
I want to set up an RSS feed that auto-marks as "read" everything that doesn't have a certain term in it.
For example (purely hypothetical, right?)
I want my RSS feed to notify me for every Bonktown item that has the word "Reynolds" or "RXS" comes up... but not otherwise.
How can an innocent, inexperienced fellow to make this happen?
Today I was with a group of students making a presentation to Siemens. They had emailed the PowerPoint two days ago, but they made a few last minute editorial changes and they wanted to upload a new version. They then take out a thumb drive and stick it into a Siemens laptop to run the presentation. My jaw dropped. Wasn't Siemens implicated in the proliferation of Stuxnet? You'd think that there would now be a corporate-wide policy against any unknown USB drive ever contacting one of their computers.
Just finished taking the stupidass general gre. Ugh..............
I got a 480 on the verbal (my weakness) and a 690 on the quanitative section. I could have done better on the quant section but I did a poor job pacing myself and ended up with 1 min to answer the last 5 questions. Doh....
According to the ETS percentage lines, that puts me right at the mean for "physical science" majors.
I'm pissed off and a couple friends arrived in town tonight for a visit. Time to get drunk!
how about the racy Glee GQ cover?
oh wait this is the geek thread not the gleek thread.
Really hate my digital design class. Professor assigns ridiculously long labs each week involving Active-HDL, which I don't have because I own a mac. So I have to spend about 10 hours a week in a dark computer lab working on verilog code.
And I don't understand multiplexers.
(2) Is the software available to run in Free BSD? If so, then you are OK. Your Apple OS is actually a slick GUI on top of an open source operating system and you should be able to make it work with a bit of tweaking. Steve Jobs has made a well paying career from stealing good stuff that other people developed. Google "Xerox Parc" and you can figure this out on your own.
So what's the goto config for a media server? I'm getting a bona fide workstation to replace my clapped out desktop that's weaker than my laptop. The 'boss' said keep the desktop so I'm going to slap in some drives and set it up to hold music, video, etc. It's loaded with Win7 Pro right now. Just take it out of my work domain, remove all the vpn and security software, clean out the work data, load up the media and let it rip, or is there a better way? Help me 33 nerds, you are my only hope.
this anyways - it's a nice little project.
I was having DNS problems with BF sometimes, so I posted a thread in the help section of this website.
Turns out you can configure to a public DNS server instead of using your ISP automatically. I configured to Google's DNS servers, and everything is much faster now. Google pages (calender, mail) are ridiculously fast.
Definitely worth trying out. It's under TCP/IP settings for your particular connection (wireless/wired, etc). Google is 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
Google tracks me enough as it is. I don't need them to know every freakin' IP address I need to resolve.
If it's Linux and OS X at home, a nice FreeBSD or Solaris box with ZFS and RAID10 would be my choice.