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Dear lazyweb: Hyperic, Zenoss?

Sysadmins on the lazyweb: I’ve used Nagios for years, accompanied by either a homebrew trending/graphing package or Munin. Recently I’ve had a few people draw my attention to Hyperic, and from there I’ve been looking at Zenoss Core as well. If any of you have experience with Hyperic or Zenoss, and especially if you’ve left […]

<3 Linode.

lish is the ssh-based lights-out admin console for a Linode virtual server. [rich@dallas64 lish]# cake Devil’s Food Cake – tasaro’s office desktop INGREDIENTS: * 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa * 1 1/4 tsp baking soda * 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 1/4 cups milk, scalded * 2/3 cup shortening * […]

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CETMA Rack

CETMA Rack on Flickr Here’s the rack I was talking about yesterday. Picked it up after work today, took 15 minutes to install. I still need to cut the fender back a bit but didn’t have anything handy to do it with. Also I can’t find my bungee net from the motorcycle, which means I […]

Nice rack.

In other news, I’ve got my bike out again. Toronto’s going to be a much better city than Ottawa for bike-as-transportation, except that the elevation profile for my ride from home to work looks like this: feet elev. miles Unfortunate, especially since there are no showers at work. I might end up taking the bus […]

Model Citizen

Candice and I reacted to the TTC strike this weekend by going for a “little walk down College” that ended up at Kensington Market, where I found a little shop called Model Citizen. Owner Julian Finkel sells hand-screenprinted T-shirts as well as screenprinted and appliqued waistcoasts, sportcoats, ties, and hats for men, and a few […]

Printer fun

I spent much of the afternoon yesterday on the phone with Dell, debugging a confused printer. We moved the printer across the room, and following that it wouldn’t print; it’d just sit there at “Printing…”, and the client print progress thing would stay at 0%… until you disconnected the network cable. Then it’d print whatever […]

No more Unix mail at Dreamhost

I left DreamHost just in time: We’re no longer allowing (new) FTP/SHELL users to have an email address associated with them. [...] Fortunately, this change should be more or less invisible to everybody! The only thing lost is the ability to see and manipulate your mail files via FTP/Shell… (and even that is only for […]