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  1. Happy "Oh, gods, I have to go back to work?!" day, everyone.

    31 January 2007

    Wait a minute... ex-president Gerald Ford died?!

    Lyssa pointed me at an article that brought up something that never occurred to me - how libraries manage the limited amount of space they have for all of their materials. This is to say, they keep track of how often each book is checked out (much easier to do since card catalogues and patron records went digital in the mid 1990's) and if it isn't touched for longer than a certain time, they either throw the books out (dumpster diving at the local library is how I got most of my books when …

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  2. Random knowledge X.

    25 January 2007

    How to set up a crossover ethernet connection between two Sun Solaris machines:


    • Connect both machines using a crossover ethernet cable.

    • root@solaris-machine-1# ifconfig plumb

    • root@solaris-machine-1# ifconfig netmask

    • root@solaris-machine-1# ifconfig up

    • On each machine, ping the other. If both are reported as being alive, you're golden.


    It would look something like this on a live setup:

    root@igg# ifconfig ce1 plumb

    root@ook# ifconfig ce1 plumb

    root@igg# ifconfig ce1 10.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0

    root@ook# ifconfig ce1 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0

    root@igg# ifconfig ce1 up

    root …

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