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Comment: Roll your own? (Score 2) 136

by CodeReign (#49011037) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

Roll your own?

Seriously. You don't sound like you want a cents with the web server packages (very good option in my opinion). You sound like you want your setup to be concrete and to meet your own specifications.

The only way to get a distribution with your own specifications is to commission or roll your own.

Another good option (what I do for my glassfish domain) is to setup cantos on a virtual machine with the generic install and then export the VM so I can create arbitrary copies of my perfect centos distribution.

Comment: Re:Does It Matter? (Score 5, Informative) 288

by CodeReign (#48940675) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

I have vbox running a few hobby servers using its headless mode. But I do this from familiarity and a need for a user friendly cross platform service.

That said it's not a business worthy endeavor as its headless functionality is solid but there are 0 management tools that work WELL with it (phpvirualbox is fine but there are few bugs that cause major issues).

Oracle does have some of its own tools but if you're willing to pay oracle costs you are willing to pay VMWare costs too.

Comment: Re:You don't have a three year old (Score 1) 65

by CodeReign (#48851429) Attached to: Microsoft Researchers Use Light Beams To Charge Smartphones

The Qi chargers look great on TV except that they can't charge through the protective cases.

Shouldn't. They can and my girl friend frequently does with hers but you shouldn't as it reduces efficiency and causes the case to become "warm".

Really though I don't notice any difference between her charge and mine (I don't have case)

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score -1, Redundant) 580

by CodeReign (#48626195) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Or when I pull up in my driveway and see that someone is already inside my home or garage, I should just let them finish stealing whatever they'd like and file a report. That's what insurance is for, right? Just let the thieves, crooks, and dopeheads have free reign because people like you want to call me a "wussy". Got news for ya, boss. Real life exists outside of your gated community and sleepy suburban burgs. Lots of us live in the real world, and real shit happens all day, every day.

Yep pretty much. Just because someone is robbing you doesn't mean there is a need to kill them. You just said you have insurance so you don't have any liability until you pull out that gun.

Comment: Re:Compared to Azure (Score 1) 94

by CodeReign (#47995135) Attached to: Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

I mean I'm an Oracle FMW developer working with several Oracle servers having serious uptime and SLAs but even then, hiccups happen. A good developer programs with the expectation that not everything will work smoothly and so long as not everything breaks at once I could have a DB fall off the face of the earth or a server get shot and we'd still chug along with minimal perceived downtime.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.