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I’m still around, but a lot is happening in my personal life at the moment. I keep ending up with little time to spend on blog articles, it’s not that I don’t have ideas, I have a few actually. I just don’t have the time. I’ve updated some bits here and there on the wiki. […]

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 16:29 | Comments Off on Still around but a lot I happening
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I’ve been busy lately with various things. Can’t give a detailed update about it for now. I have been slowly working my way through parsing my notes from my NAS installation and pulling useful snippets out of it. This was made more difficult due to my servers being offline due to a faulty 3-port NIC. […]

Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 19:55 | Comments Off on Solaris wiki, SmartOS T-Shirt

I bought myself an Acer Aspire V5-571G, to replace my aging netbook. I ended up going for Acer’s low-end ultrabook because it was only around 35 EUR more expensive than a AMD Fusion netbook, it comes with and i3 with IGP and an additional GPU. So bang for buck it was a clear winner. I […]

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 22:36 | Comments Off on Acer Aspire V5-571G

Someone just asked what desktop environment I use. He didn’t like the new Gnome. Those who know me well enough, will know I use a mac for my primary workstation. So I’m using aqua as my primary desktop environment. I do run a lot of linux but none have xorg installed with the exception of […]

Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 20:53 | Comments Off on What desktop environment do I use?
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Last year I switched from a Lowepro Voyager C strap to a BlackRapid RS-Sport. I like this combo a lot, especially if I’m only carrying my Camera and not much else. However I recently Purchased a Crumpler Messenger Boy Stripes 8000 as my new smaller camera bag to take with me on my trips. I […]

Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 22:03 | Comments Off on M-Plate Pro by CustomSLR
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While looking for a replacement for my Lowepro SlingShot. I was unable to find something that I liked and would work for me in their selection. My local camera store recommended the Crumpler Messenger Boy 8000, after a long search[1] I finally found a place where I could order it. I found the color selection […]

Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 21:12 | Comments Off on Crumpler Messenger Boy 8000
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While on Linux you sometimes have to pick between apples and pears (Oranges being just a bit too different). Picking an Illumos distribution is more like picking dark or brown chocolate. I’m currently using OpenIndiana and I’m overall very happy with it. However I have some issues with OI, being that KVM is more or […]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 17:37 | Comments Off on Which Illumos distribution do I use?

I’ve been on the lookout for a bash replacement for a while. After seeing a small discussion about ksh and the closed and open implementation in #illumos, my interest got reinvigorated. After playing with both csh, ksh and zsh for a while, zsh clearly won. I won’t bore you with the details of how this […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 05:05 | Comments Off on Z shell

I was looking for a new headphones/microphone combo. I’ve got a game PC again, so I play at night from time to time and keep my mother awake due to not having a headset. I also needed something for Skype. For my Game PC I could use the on-board analog plugs. But things like watching […]

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 12:31 | Comments Off on Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB

I’ve recently moved away from Linux to Solaris (OpenIndiana more specificly) for my NAS. Although I like the Linux community, the Solaris one is totally different. Note: I’m talking about the Illumos Kernel, Distro’s like SmartOS and OpenIndiana and projects OpenCSW. It’s not a huge community, to me this is part of the appeal. You […]

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 00:07 | Comments Off on Welcome to Solaris, have a beer.