Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Server Upgraded to OpenBSD 3.9

OpenBSDI just completed the upgrade to OpenBSD 3.9 for my web and mail server. Besides the obvious OpenBSD 3.9 upgrade goodness, many of the applications and servers that I run were upgraded with it.

It's amazing that with each upgrade/re-install I do, how much easier it gets. But, I still run into problems along the way.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

PJ at Verizon Center in DC

Pearl JamYes, yes, yes. All of my posts so far in the music category have been about Pearl Jam. And I know that most people that know me think that Pearl Jam is the only music I listen to. But that's not true. Just to get it out there, I listen to The White Stripes, Green Day (American Idiot - Best Album Ever?), Dave Matthews Band (heard their "All Along the Watchtower") and yes, I'm slightly embarrassed to say, Kelly Clarkson. You can even add some old school hip-hop (Ice Cube & 2Pac) in there.

But tonight...

Mergemaster + OpenBSD 3.9

OpenBSD 3.9I'm working on upgrading some of my boxes to OpenBSD 3.9. As I've mentioned before, using mergemaster is a great way to upgrade your machines. Especially with the new "pkg_add -u" (you should probably run pkg_add -ui to interactively deal with issues, such as multiple versions to choose from), mergemaster makes it even easier to avoid complete re-installs.

After upgrading to OpenBSD 3.9, run "pkg_add -r mergemaster".

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Pearl Jam: Best Band Ever

Pearl Jam on LettermanAs if you need more proof, but Thursday night (May 4), Pearl Jam showed that they are the best band ever. After their televised performance on "Late Night with David Letterman", Pearl Jam performed an encore concert for the fans at the Ed Sullivan Theater. And CBS is offering it (FOR FREE) on their website.

They perfomed (after "Life Wasted" during the show) "World Wide Suicide", "Comatose", "Severed Hand", "Marker In The Sand", "Gone", "Unemployable", "Present Tense", "Do The Evolution", "Why Go", "Porch" ("I Want to Hold Your Hand").

I think this shows that Pearl Jam continues to do this (create music) for the fans. Members of their fan club are given extras for being fans (and a measily $15/year).

This show is also a reminder that no matter how good their albums are, Pearl Jam's live shows are second to none. Check out the video... enjoy.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

KernelTrap Interview: Theo de Raadt

KernelTrapKernelTrap has a new interview with OpenBSD creater, Theo de Raadt. This is one of the better interviews I've read with Theo. He discusses changes in OpenBSD over the last 5 years (since 3.0), the current, new release (3.9) and the next release (4.0). Theo talks about blobs (binary drivers) and getting documentation from vendors for hardware. Finally, they cover OpenBSD's funding situtation, their calls for donations and even some previously unknown (at least to me) information about the infamous DARPA funding.

Story on digg

Here are some of my favorite quotes: