27 Oct 2011

Google Chromebook.

Submitted by Gangrif

I was reading this quarter's 2600 Magazine, and came across an article regarding the Google ChromeBook.  This particular model was the CR48.  He'd gotten it as part of a pilot program from Google, and he was testing it out for a week.  His goal was simply to use it for a week, as his primary computer, and see how he liked it.  His review was about what I expected, basically that it was a neat idea, and that he could see a use for it, but it was _not_ something an experienced user would be satisfied with.

29 Aug 2011

Google+ and Diaspora.

Submitted by Gangrif

So, a while back, I heard about this neat new project that was based on this idea that Eben Moglen put forth.  All about taking the internet back into the hands of its users, rather than handing our personal data blindly over to a cloaked 3rd party.  This project is called Diaspora.

03 Aug 2011

Gnome, Gnome, what have you done?

Submitted by Gangrif

Anyone running Fedora, and gnome, that likes to keep their system up to the current release, has seen Gnome 3 by now.  I've had a few issues with it, and I've found ways to get around them.  I thought I'd write a blog about it.  This is my take on Gnome 3 and Gnome shell.

Wht the hell were you guys thinking?!

29 Jul 2011

Python errors in RedHat's koan, when provisioning with satellite.

Submitted by Gangrif

We recently build a RHEL6 virtualization cluster.  Using RedHat Cluster Suite, libvirt, and kvm.  To manage our RHEL boxes, we use RHN Satellite.  On our RHEL5 cluster, this works very well.  We can provision VM's using satellite and kickstart.  Enter some data, clickity-click, wait 15 minutes, and you have a VM. After building our fancy new cluster on RHEL6 however, we found this functionality broken.  This blog entry is a loose transcription of the aggrivation that I've dealt with attempting to hammer out this issue with RedHat's support.