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Comment: 5.3.1 + pecl mcd and apc! Re:Current PHP? (Score 1) 148

by nfsilkey (#31940244) Attached to: Red Hat Releases RHEL 6 Public Beta 1

fuzz:Packages silkey$ pwd /Volumes/RHEL_6.0 i386 Di/Packages

fuzz:Packages silkey$ ls -1 php*

Comment: centos tracker! WAS Re:Direct download links (Score 2, Interesting) 148

by nfsilkey (#31937262) Attached to: Red Hat Releases RHEL 6 Public Beta 1

Erm, why not try a more legit-smelling tracker? ;)

The CentOS project is serving the beta ISOs from their tracker, but Ill be damned if I can find the .torrent files served via CentOS. $random_blog_guy is serving some which link you up to the CentOS tracker.


Sums check out. Waaaay faster than the smoldering ftp.redhat heap that were all machine-gunning. ;)

Comment: $employer is on the target list of pushdo drones (Score 2, Informative) 64

by nfsilkey (#30995464) Attached to: Botnet Targets Web Sites With Junk SSL Connections

According to our graphs, our targeted frontend is taking the drone's trashy SSL requests like a champ (reverse-proxies are humming as expected, no inordinate load, etc).

You too can see if you are on the hitlist: http://www.shadowserver.org/wiki/pmwiki.php/Calendar/20100129

Comment: I dont see Ubuntu on the Zino as an option at Dell (Score 1) 321

by nfsilkey (#30099454) Attached to: Time To Ditch Cable For Internet TV?

I clicked through the DIY offering ($229), and I was only offered Vista or Windows 7. Ubuntu was _not_ on the list. Not that I care (would wipe the Zino once unboxed), but its worth nothing that these do not appear to be shipping from Dell with Ubuntu as a pre-installed option. I didnt check the other systems, but Im sure all us GNU/Linux users would opt for the low-end, no-frills offering if we wanted to build an open-source HTPC, etc.

FWIW ...

Comment: version control system + build/deploy engine (Score 1) 244

by nfsilkey (#29816889) Attached to: How Do You Manage Dev/Test/Production Environments?

We do this for many many Drupal sites on many horizontal web nodes via bzr + ant. By 'sites' I mean no multi-site; each 'site' gets its own Drupal instance. By 'Drupal instance', I mean the 'Drupal instance' is an ant-powered deploy from a branch in bzr comprised of vendor branches (core + modules) merged in plus customizations by our shop. Each environment gets a branch, and we merge code upstream (dev -> tst -> prd).

The only thing 'shared' across the infrastructure is the web services and frameworks on the webapp nodes. Ant is great at auto-magic MySQL db provisioning, Drush calls to pound the schema, APC cache flushes, Memcached bops, etc. Also I would throw myself off a bridge if I had to manage all the complex merges across our branches and dealing with updating the vendor branches.

Others here also made the comment wrt code up, content down. Live it, love it; SERIOUSLY! Refresh often, and give your devs anonymized slices of the db for them to keep on a laptop they will undoubtedly leave in a cab. Were currently bending ant to perform the downstream refreshes + sanitizes. Looks very promising.

Also if youre not able to bastardize ant to do what you want it to do, look at ant-contrib to further extend the tool.


Slightly OT: The J2EE guys at $employer prefer a maven+ant+svn approach. YMMV.

Have fun. These are very interesting toys to play with, tbh.

Comment: Re:Faggots (Score 3, Informative) 120

by nfsilkey (#27267375) Attached to: Streaming March Madness On Linux?

I know Mac users are about as likely as Linux users to watch basketball, but with the recent increased popularity of Macs, wouldn't that be a selling point for open formats? I can't imagine OSX has a good Silverlight implementation. I couldn't even find evidence of Moonlight being ported over.

Wrong. Im a Mac user and I watched about 5 hours of tournament coverage last night (Go Horns!) over the intartubes via http://mmod.ncaa.com/video. Silverlight 2 worked like a champ in Firefox 3.0.7 atop OS X 10.5.6. It was pretty slick, and the quality of the stream was fantastic. Blew through over a gigabyte of transfer per hour of streaming. And I watched over the air on my couch. It was great.

Once Silverlight showed up with OS X support several months back, both initial installation and subsequent upgrades 'just freakin worked'.

But I likely wouldnt have had such a good night if I still pimped Ubuntu on a portable ... :/

Comment: Wont someone think of the coal/carbon? srslyplz (Score 4, Insightful) 302

by nfsilkey (#26889051) Attached to: How Do I Put Unused Servers To Work?

If you dont have a pressing need, why bother powering them up? Theres a reason $job pulled them from the colo. Im sure they are hungry heat-factories. Keep that green in your wallet when its time to pay the monthly power utility bill and just dont power them up.

And if youre not going to spin them up, punt them to someone who needs/wants them while they still have some value before Moore renders them useless ...

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.