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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice 262

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the stacking-your-nines dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ksplice, the technology that allows Linux kernel updates without a reboot, is now free for users of the Fedora distribution. Using Ksplice is like 'replacing your car's engine while speeding down the highway,' and it can potentially save your Linux systems from a lot of downtime. Since Fedora users often live on the bleeding edge of Linux development, Ksplice makes it even easier to do so, and without reboots!"
Networking

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day 108

Posted by kdawson
from the how-about-some-green-appreciation dept.
ArbiterOne writes "The 11th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day is today. Celebrated worldwide on the last Friday of July, this day honors those who fight in the digital trenches to keep the Net alive. OpenDNS offers a way to remind your boss about the holiday, while another blogger shares war stories. The startup Ksplice has created an homage to these heroes in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure." Reader Netbuzz submits a sobering look at the profession from Network World, which notes, "In the past year, [sysadmins'] pay has dropped, and more of their positions are being farmed out to temporary workers."

+ - Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day->

Submitted by ArbiterOne
ArbiterOne (715233) writes "The 11th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day is today. Celebrated worldwide on the last Friday of July, this holiday honors those who fight in the digital trenches to keep the 'Net alive.

OpenDNS offers a way to remind your boss about the holiday, while another blogger shares war stories. The startup Ksplice created an homage to these heroes... in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure.

How are you celebrating Sysadmin Day?"

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+ - Code Anthem Launches Beta->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From the release: "As a programmer, I’ve always wanted a way to cut through the noise and demonstrate my skill level. As a hiring manager, I’ve always wanted a way to cut through the noise and find great programmers. Now, Code Anthem is here and I’m so excited to use it and share it with you.""
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Unix

+ - Writing filesystems now as easy as Web apps->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Remember the old days of writing Web apps, when you had to parse the CGI arguments separately, do all the safety checks yourself and implement everything manually? Neither do I, but it looks like all the cool stuff from Web apps is making its way to writing filesystems. This guy shows how to writing an entire Linux filesystem in 50 lines of Python using "dispatch" techniques totally stolen from Ruby on Rails. Are we ready to give up the Web and go back to just using the filesystem for everything, the way Unix intended?"
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Bug

Tracking Down a Single-Bit RAM Error 277

Posted by timothy
from the you'll-need-a-nice-microscope dept.
Hanji writes "We have discussed here before the potential effects of and protections against cosmic ray radiation, but for the average computer user, it's an obscure threat that doesn't affect them in any real way. Well, here's a blog post that describes a strange segfault and, after extensive debugging, traces it down to a single bit flip, probably caused by a stray cosmic ray. Lots of helpful descriptions of Linux debugging techniques in this one, and a pretty clear demonstration that this can be a real problem. I know I'm never buying a desktop without ECC RAM ever again!" The author acknowledges that it might not have been a cosmic ray-based error, but the troubleshooting steps are interesting no matter what the cause.

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.

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