One of the old webservers at work, a Dell PowerEdge R200, crashed a couple of weeks ago. I suspect the six year old motherboard finally gave up. Continue reading Dell PowerEdge R320, JBOD, mfi(4), and gpart(8)
I declined KB2952664 in our WSUS instance. This update phones home and reports whatever you have installed. I see no reason to be spied upon. Not to mention that this update is not a oneshot update, it creates a couple of scheduled tasks that run regularly. This one is related to KB3035583, and both should be avoided unless you want to take the plunge into Windows 10.
I got my copy of “Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++”, second edition, today. My copy is of the third printing, dated June 2015, so it’s a pretty recent printing.
I’m not teaching programming nor C++ at my school, although I used to. My job is simply to be the school’s system administrator, but the odd guest lecture and other lecture invitations has popped up from time to time over the past 16 years. I’ve known C++ since 1994, and the language and its libraries has changed at lot over the years. Maybe Prof. Dr. Stroustrup’s teaching style will have an impact on my own teaching style. Continue reading Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++, 2nd edition
The strange combination of FreeBSD/i386, stable/10, OpenSSL from ports, optimized assembly code, Dell PowerEdge 1950, Intel Xeon X5450@3.00GHz, and BIOS 2.5.0, resulted in core dumps for all applications linked with OpenSSL from ports. Continue reading FreeBSD/i386, stable/10, OpenSSL from ports, optimized assembly code, Dell PowerEdge 1950, Xeon X5450@3.00GHz, and BIOS 2.5.0
The new mintty 2.1.1 crashed with the infamous
STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION stack dump. I’m a bit surprised there’s no
mintty-debuginfo package as it would make it easier to know what’s going on.
Note that upgrading to
2.1.2 and upgrading
w32api-headers to their latest versions solved my issue.
Continue reading CygWin 2.871 (64 bit) and mintty 2.1.1 – STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
If you already have TeX Live 2014 installed, e.g.
print/texlive-base conflicts with
print/texlive-texmf and vice versa. Continue reading TeX Live 2015 on FreeBSD
Microsoft is pretty sneaky. They camuflage their Windows 10 downloader, KB3035583, as a recommended Windows 7 update with no indication of what good this update does. Only by clicking on the first link is its true intention revealed.
As a contrast, the dreaded KB976002 browser choice update was well marked with its intention even in its (long winded) title. Luckily, we don’t see that update anymore.
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I had great fun watching the YouTube videos for “The Erlang Master Classes”, at The University of Kent, and typing Erlang code along the way. Go and see for yourself at http://www.kent.ac.uk/elearning/themes/masterclasses.html. Here are some thoughts from prof. Simon Thompson, http://profsjt.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-erlang-mini-mooc-pilot-what-have-we.html.