Any connection to that John Appleseed guy that appears in all the Apple keynotes ?
A friend of mine lost his job over a simmilar "automation" task on windows.
Upgrade script was tested on lab environement who was supposed to be exactly like production (but it turns out it wasn't - someone tested something before without telling anyone and did not reverted). Upgrade script was scheduled to be run on production during the night.
Result - \windows\system32 dir deleted from all the "upgraded" machines. Hundreds of them.
On the Linux side i personally had RedHat doing some "small" changes on the storage side and PowerPath getting disabled at next boot after patching. Unfortunate event, since all Volume Groups were using
Then you can have glitchy hardware/software deciding not to come back up after reboot. RHEL GFS clusters are known to randomly hang/crash at reboot. HP Blades have sometimes to be physically removed & reinserted to boot.
Get the business side to tell you how much is going to cost the company for the downtime until:
- Monitoring software detects that something is wrong;
- Alert reaches sleeping admin;
- Admin wakes up and is able to reach the servers.
Then see if you can risk it.
I bet they'll have to support RHEL6 for many and many years as a lot of companies won't upgrade to RHEL7.
How long before someone releases a tool that would have a Linux-running computer or device with a WiFi card masquerading as an official Comcast WiFi hotspot an collecting the usernames & passwords of the users trying to connect ?
> It occurs to me that this is just the sort of device that the Raspberry Pi people could very well have come up with in the 2 or 3 years since since the Model A and B were developed. It's a shame they never took the concept further.
They did, in April: http://www.raspberrypi.org/ras...
Listen, lad. I've built this kingdom up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. All the kings said I was daft to build a castle in a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So, I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up.
An' that's what your gonna get, lad -- the strongest castle in these islands.
Why Bitcoin and not Dogecoin (or any other e-currency) ?
Mod parent up as informative !
Here's a better one-chip sollution:
PIC32 running a full BASIC interperter (ANSI X3.113-1987, with optional line numbers, structured programming features like do loops, multiline if statements, user defined subroutines and functions. )
You don't even need to install Arduino or another IDE to use-it - you just need a VT100 terminal emulator and use the built-in editor.
But you already got the old OS X for free when you bought your mac. So the new one is double-free
Oh, you want to install-it onto a uncool PC ? You dirty, double crossing, good for nothing, two timing software pirate hacker
But it will also work (albeit slowly) on a USB stick or even SD card.
But Eben himself is a good actor - you might have seen some of his movies, his screen name is Jason Statham.
I recommend MMBasic on a Maximite
Quoting from http://mmbasic.com/
MMBasic is a free and open BASIC interpreter for 32 bit microcontrollers.
It includes floating point numbers, extensive string handling, multi dimensional arrays and structured programming features like do loops, multiline if statements, user defined subroutines and functions.
MMBasic is generally backwards compatible with Microsoft's MBASIC and implements much of the ANSI Standard for Full BASIC (X3.113-1987).
BASIC is still used in the micro-controller & embedded device, and is now structured as ever.
Check out MM Basic