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Apr 16, 2006 - 2 minute read - Comments

April Meeting

Time for another meeting. This will probably be our last meeting at Altera, as Kelly will be finishing up there in mid May. I’ll have to look for a new location, so it may be a Tim Hortons for a while and then possibly a community center or some such ilk. As for topics, how about data center practices? I’ve been attempting to trace cabling on and off for the past couple of weeks and it drove home how much better BNR had managed their data centers.

Apr 6, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Certification is on for the Open Source Weekend

We only have LPI 101 and 102 avaliable at this time. It appears that 201 and 202 are under revision. It also appears that I had a typo in the email address. The actual email address is lpi_exams@ovsage.org. Click on the link below to prefill the message Date and Time Location: University of Ottawa, SITE Building May 14, 2006 Seating 1 10:00 to 11:30 Seating 2 13:00 to 14:30

Mar 21, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

Solaris 10 zones and Dtrace

I find the following URLs are useful for those tinkering with the new features shipped with Solaris 10 (zones - their virtualization scheme - and Dtrace - a better ‘truss’ and optimization/troubleshooting tool). They provide a very good introduction and usable examples you can test right away, instead of plowing your way through Sun’s documentation: Zones Dtrace examples

Mar 10, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

March Meeting

We have a meeting this Thursday night at Altera. Once again, it’s time to meet and discuss. See calendar date and time. I’ll have some commentary regarding the CISSP exam I’m writing this weekend.

Mar 7, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

Open Source Weekend.

This year Open Source Weekend (OSW) is planning an open source fun day on May 14, following BSDcan. We will have a full weekend event in the fall, in conjunction with a national event. The May 14th OSW event will be in the form of a small number of 1-hour talks, and ongoing 20-minute workshops/demos throughout the day. If you have a neat open source hack, and would like to show and tell others about it we’d like to hear from you.

Mar 1, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

Free Servers?

I ran across this on Newsforge yesterday and I thought I’d pass it along. Sun is offering 60 day trials of their new T2000 opeteron servers. According to the article, if you write a comprehensive technical review of the box, you may be invited to keep the machine. The specs are pretty impressive, and the power requirements appear to be quite low given what we have under the hood. I have not determined if an individual qualifies for the deal, but I think I’ll check it out.

Mar 1, 2006 - 1 minute read - Comments

LPI Exam

It appears there will be an LPI exam in May. The OSW people are interested in sponsoring this one and would like to hold it at the University of Ottawa. The tentative date is Sunday, May 14, 2006.No details are available yet, but some informal discussion would indicate that level 1 and level 2 exams will be available. Sign up information will be available soon.

Feb 26, 2006 - 4 minute read - Comments

Technical Services Specialist

The architect at Layer 7 Tech sent me a nicely formatted message which I pasted here - any formatting abnormalities are my fault. –bjb Technical Services Specialist Overall Purpose Layer 7 Technologies is seeking to fill a position of Technical Services Specialist. The purpose of this position is to provide pre and post sales technical support for Layer 7 Technologies’ SecureSpan suite of products. In addition to assisting the sales team and Layer 7’s clients, the Technical Services Specialist works closely with the sales and product development teams to provide a conduit of communication between them.