Happy holidays

I wish you all a few quiet days with your loved ones and may all you wishes come true!

Damned ...

Ankle is really hurting. A big thank you to the pharmaceutical industry for providing pain killers. However i would like to concentrate a little bit better again. However things are...

Perception

Just thought, that our perception of the world is heavily influenced by the representations of it … like a map. Just to demonstrate, a question: Assume you are a pilot....

A lot of time

Damned, now i have a lot of time … because of a mismatch between the real number of residual steps and the perceived number of residual steps on a stairway....

Simulating that clould

In the past i wrote quite often about a thing that i call systemic features, when features start to fit together seamlessly in order to create possibilities more than the...

Veranstaltungshinweis: Oracle PARTNER SE (System Engineer) University in Fulda

Vor der Acquisition von Sun durch Oracle gab es ja die Sun SE University. Dieses Format gibt es wieder. Vom 13. bis 14. Dezember 2011 findet die erste Oracle PARTNER...

Important change regarding OVM/SPARC and Licensing

The newest revision (the rev valid as of December, 2nd) of the document “Partitioning - Topic: Server/Hardware Partitioning” naming the technologies allowing you just to license a subset of the...

10 years of ZFS

ZFS celebrated its 10th birthday on October 31st. So whatever you plan as a filesystem to kill ZFS … may take a while ;)

Damned axe ...

Damned axe … is it really that hard to believe that an automatic system in Debian makes a dumb decision based on dumb assumptions (classic BIBO - bullshit in ,...

It's facepalm time ...

Surely you’ve recognized that my blog was down for a few days and with it all services on the system. The problem that led to this situation was a really...

On Amazon, too ....

With a link to apple.com, too. Directly on the front page …

A small, but really great gesture by Google

The “Steve Jobs” links to:

Hungarian sort

BTW … the hungarian folk dancers explain other sort algorithms as well: merge-sort, insert-sort, bubble-sort, shell-sort and select-sort

Dance the quicksort

I think with a few words as an introduction and this video everybody should understand Quicksort. They just dance the algorithm:

Nice example for the power of boot environments

There is a nice example of the power of boot environment. Boot environments are something like snapshots of your operating system installation made writeable. As you may already assume, they...

eSTEP blog

You may have noticed, that there are no product announcement for Oracle products on this page, even when there are now a lot of announcement that i was really waiting...

How to activate IPoIB Connected mode in Solaris 10 Update 9

Just a short hint: The What’s new document of Solaris 10 Update 9 states, that the support for IPoIB Connected Mode has been added in the release. However you have...

About tuning

Recently I was doing some work in regard of tuning systems. There is something i really hate about this topic of computing: Tuning scripts. You find them on google easily...

kill -9

A commentator at hackernews asked how i think about -9. In my opinion: It’s widespread use is a similar plaque like the –f switch. And this is pretty easy to...

-f

I’m following a discussion at the moment, where someone has done some havoc to his data. This discussion inspired me to write this: -f. The force switch. Personally i believe...