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Apr 22
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Adding Software RAID to a Proxmox VE 2.0 Install

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 16:19 — peter

Almost two years ago, I documented the process I went through to get Linux software RAID setup on Proxmox VE because Proxmox didn't officially support software RAID (which Linux does, of course). Now the fine folks at Proxmox released Proxmox VE 2.0 adding even greater features to Prox, like high-availability settings, REST api for management, etc… However, Proxmox VE 2.0 still doesn't officially support software RAID out of the box, so I figured it was time to go find out how to do it on this new version… As it turns out, due to the newer version of debian running under VE 2.0, the process is even easier than it was before! Read on and find out how.

Apr 14
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Automating software updates on OSX

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 09:23 — peter

The Problem

OSX is fairly secure, however, nothing is impervious to attacks, and following the weakest link theory, the whole system will be as secure as its least secure component. In the recent events relating to the flashback malware, that component is NOT OSX itself, but rather, Java, as this article points out.

Jul 26
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Compiling Blender svn on OSX Lion (with SCONS and Xcode 4.1)

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 19:11 — peter

The Problem

I upgraded to OSX Lion with the now free again Xcode 4.1 and no longer can compile Blender from SVN... again!

The Solution

To get your SVN Blender-fu back you will need to do 2 somewhat simple things:

May 26
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Compiling Blender 2.5x on Xcode 4 (with SCONS)

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 15:11 — peter

The Problem

You, like me once, just upgraded to Xcode 4 and now you can't compile blender... This happens because the blender compiler (BTW: I use scons to compile) uses the old sdk 10.5 and/or 10.4u, which is not available on Xcode 4.

If you need help getting the initial setup to compile blender, view this video done by the awesome people at blender cookie.

Feb 01
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Installing BackupExec Agent for Linux hosts in a 64-bit Fedora 14 system

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 18:20 — peter

The Problem

You got to backup your linux servers to tape. The windows-centric environment you live in uses symantec backupexec (BUE) and it works really well for windows servers. You got a spiffy Fedora 14 box with some CORAID storage attached to it and you need to make it backup to BUE. The linux install package fails, symantec support only recognize RHEL and SUSE as worthy linux distributions (although they used to also recognize Ubuntu), what do you do?

Oct 08
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Sintel

Fri, 10/08/2010 - 17:34 — peter

I usually don't post this kind of content here, but this is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn't let it pass!

"Sintel" is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.

Oct 01
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Add VLAN tagging to a ProxMoxVE install

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 18:09 — peter
  • perform a normal proxmoxve setup from cd.
  • verify that adapter eth0 is being used in vmbr0 by typing "brctl show" on the command line
  • verify that adapter eth0 is the one with network traffic by typing "tcpdump -nn -i eth0" in the command line
  • if eth0 is not the right adapter (or the one without traffic), change the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file, assigning eth0 to the proper interface
  • to find out the proper eth, use "ip link set up dev ethX" where X is a valid eth number a
Jul 31
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Adding Software RAID to a ProxMox VE install

Sat, 07/31/2010 - 12:13 — peter

Virtualization is all the rage nowadays... even more so when done efficiently, beautifully and Open Sourced! That is the case with the ProxMoxVE project. If you work with virtualization, make sure you check that project out! It is incredibly simple and powerful... oh, and Open-Source too, which means it makes you look good with your boss and it costs no money to your company!

Jun 12
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blender 3d test

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 21:03 — peter

And now for something completely different! Quick animation test of a particle-based teleportation effect using blender 2.49.2. http://www.vimeo.com/12520303 

Jun 11
4

Command-line Drupal-core update with drush

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 14:13 — peter

Warning!
This article is over 2 years old and drush no longer works as it did before, so the technique described here may be harmful to your setup. However, the ability to update Drupal core is now part of drush, so just grab a recent version of it to update Drupal core for your setup.

This is just a quick note on how one can use drush to update a Drupal core from the command-line.