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opensolaris zoneadm attach detach problems

After getting so excited about figuring out what was up with the upgrade to 2009.06 I ran into another, more sticky problem. I rushed into reattaching the zones…

opensolaris 2008.11 to 2009.06 upgrade fails on beadm

New {OpenSolaris} release: Yay ! Updater fails on beadm create, and manual attempts also fail: Boo ! After a lot of grumbling Googling down plenty of dead-ends it…

things to do in cambridge

A friend at work has recently moved to Cambridge, and given that the weather has been improving a bit I put together a few things that might be…

new theme for mobile viewers

I’m a huge fan of CSS and intelligent use of it such as removing images, background colours and scaling down font sizes for print, but some things need…

aperture 2.1.3 hack

New version – new offset. Things are getting trickier now as I only have one machine that needs this hack, and that doesn’t have a live network connection…

Good enough for Amazon, good enough for me

Amazon blocks Phorm adverts scan: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7999635.stm I hadn’t previously bothered to do this, as it seemed to be too early to say how Phorm would turn out and…

opensolaris, pkgsrc, db4 and libtool

I’ve recently been tinkering with OpenSolaris 2008.11 and pkgsrc and have found what looks like a vi/vim typo in libtool-1.5.26 when trying to build the db4 database. In…

the house of arguments

Excellent conversation with the eldest, E: E: You know that house on the TV where they have all those arguments ? N: Big Brother ? E: No, the…

extending soulver ?

There’s a rather neat screenshot of this Mac OS X calculator program over at the Soulver website. Particularly, it shows that it can (like Google) take plain English…

solving cambridge congestion (and increasing inner-city trade)

Cambridge has a traffic problem. It’s not the worst in the country I’m sure, but it’s problematic enough that various expensive and almost certainly fatally flawed schemes have…

dvd is the new cd (or: GB are the new MB)

It’s a purely personal milestone, but today marks the first time I’ve ripped a DVD (store bought) to a video file without watching the film itself. I’ve been…

halfords: how not to run an online reservation system

I’m probably a little naive given that I work in computing, but after the number of years that Argos have managed to run a nice and simple online…

what the dickens ?

An extract from an email I’ve just received: “As we are trying to have a carbon free Christmas this year…” So, no Coal as a gift this year…

vanilla flapjack

It’s cold, raining and windy, so time for high fat, high sugar food. Based on this recipe, but with some slight changes: 75g Butter 60g Demerera sugar 10ml…

pitching in: apple retail store field trips

This is slightly out of character for me but I think there’s an obvious point being missed here: Apple Retail Store Field Trip: http://speirs.org/2008/11/01/apple-retail-store-field-trip/ Whilst at first glance…