My next step was to clear out some cruft in the default install. There was plenty of RAM for the jobs, but not very much free space on the 8G intel flash. After deleting all the various office and other packages I had about 1.5G free, so I tried to move the little thing over […]
Our grid provides a substantial amount of computing power, and overall works well. But given the nature of the actual compute nodes — i.e. they are desktops in K-12 schools scattered across the state, often in rural areas — individual processes ( Jobs ) get cycled with a reasonable frequency. There are lots of reasons: […]
I have a hodge-podge of UPSes, many are loaded to 80%+ capacity, and many are > 2 years old. As such my runtime during power failure isn’t even enough to actually shut down any of the machines. Instead of buying some new ones, I decided to experiment with using a ‘car battery’. These UPSes all […]
A friend found these old D’Orsay perfumes. Looking for any information about them….
Managed to get an invite to sit in some premier seats for the UK basketball game the other night. You know they are good seats when you look over your shoulder and see that Ashley Judd is sitting behind you. I didn’t take a lot of photos, because I didn’t want to be […]
Dug out some photos from the car museum on the strip in vegas in 2009. These are taken with a 3GS, and with a bad operator, so don’t expect much. Still a couple of interesting shots.
So I had a need to scan some hosts with nmap — in particular because ARD was too slow and tended to crash a lot scanning large networks, but also because I wanted to automate the process. nmap seemed like it would would fit the bill pretty easily. A basic ping scan as tested from […]