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August 1, 2010

GemFire on my N900

Filed under: gadgets,linux,software,tech — vagus @ 10:19 am

GemFire Enterprise: http://gemstone.com/products/gemfire
The premier in-memory distributed data management platform now with VMware/SpringSource.

Nokia’s N900: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N900 and http://maemo.nokia.com/n900
Runs a 600 mhz ARM Cortex A8 (65 nm, 32 bit RISC TI OMAP 3430) CPU and 256 MB RAM.

After installing mmjre and bash on the N900, let its console output do the talking:

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January 26, 2010

Linux kernel ATA dmesg errors with Crucial M225 SSD

Filed under: broadband,linux — vagus @ 5:36 pm

One-line executive summary: If you face slowness, hangs, filesystem corruption and/or lots of dmesg errors about ata try adding ” libata.force=noncq ” to your linux kernel boot options.

I recently bought a Crucial branded 128 GB solid state disk (SSD) model CT128M225 of the M225 range because they’re the hot new thing to get.
See http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001304.html

The disk would work well with my copy of Windows 7 RC but to my dismay Linux would spew a lot of disk error messages as you can see here: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/347122/

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October 2, 2007

Hardware And Software Bonanza Coming Up

Filed under: computers,gadgets,linux,open source,windows vista,wishlist — vagus @ 10:08 am

A bunch of new GNU/Linux distributions’ releases are coming up and will coincide with my plans to buy a new desktop and a new tablet PC for home use.

OpenSuse 10.3 is coming October 4th, Ubuntu 7.10 (codename: Gutsy Gibbon) is coming October 18th and Fedora 8 is coming November 8th. I plan to install and play with each one and decide on which distro to settle. My current preference is Ubuntu even though I like KDE better than GNOME. I’m currently running Ubuntu “Gutsy” Beta on my home desktop and “Feisty Fawn” (Ubuntu 7.04) on my work desktop and am very impressed with things.

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May 22, 2007

Bug # 1 For Ubuntu Linux

Filed under: humour,linux,microsoft,open source,software — vagus @ 5:11 am

I just came across Bug # 1 for Ubuntu Linux on Mark Shuttleworth’s blog and it gave me a good laugh. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1

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