Opteron Meltdown?

Posted by cwright on 2007.03.20 @ 10:38

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For one of Kosada’s consulting clients, we’ve set up this dual-core AMD Opteron server. Normally it runs all happy-like and does what it needs to. We take care of its basic needs, and it takes care of the rest.

Opteron after meltdown

However, Tyan — the motherboard manufacturer — saw fit to include only 1 of the typical 3 heat sink mounting tabs. Somehow, this 1 tab managed to suddenly break on Sunday, March 18, at about 4:45pm.

And now the processor has Opteron Cancer. [more...]

Culinary Blasterpiece

Posted by strange on 2007.03.17 @ 22:54

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Dear Aunt Fluffy,

Thank you for your kind letter inquiring as to Otto’s and my fates after leaving the litter. We are doing very well in our new homes.

present perilous pursuits

I say “homes” in the plural because we are frequently shuttled back and forth between multiple houses and owners, but worry not — we have not been and do not anticipate that we will be separated from one another. [more...]

Red Collar

Posted by otto on 2007.02.02 @ 15:27

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Good day to you sirs
this is Otto von Bismarck
otherwise known as The Kitten With The Red Collar
Portrait of Otto von Bismarck
but unlike MacGyver
I prefer violence as a means of conflict-resolution
whenever possible
such as when [more...]

"Stop-motion?" asked the bear.

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2007.01.04 @ 23:29

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Once upon a time there was a bear who lived in a cave in the forest.

In front of its cave flowed a sparkling stream full of delicious Jell-O. [more...]

Download of the Internet: $42.39 Download of the Internet: $42.39

Posted by smokris on 2006.11.02 @ 21:11

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Robert and I have been doing some consulting for an out-of-state mid-sized business recently.

We were analyzing the IT budget, and discovered this expenditure:

DOWNLOAD OF THE INTERNET . . . $42.39

This was probably a pretty big job, even compared to the task of getting this business’s IT situation under control…

retroactively prophetic spam 2: bastille day

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.31 @ 15:41

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From: French Impossible <tsvytkoxaj @projectdelivery.com>                                                                                                                                                        
Subject: ar Etail Invades Real [more...]
"Warum gabst du uns die tiefen Blicke" Translated

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.31 @ 15:36

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I searched for this in English and couldn’t find it with a Google once-over. So I decided to translate Warum gabst du uns die tiefen Blicke myself (with the help of leo.org). This translation is a bit creative, especially with the punctuation. But I think Goethe would understand.

Why give us insight?
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated from the German by me.

Why give us the ability
to see consciously our destiny:
our love, our earthly happiness,
and to blissfully fancy
that we can ignore our foreboding? [more...]
there's no place like 10.1.1.200

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.21 @ 12:06

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Dear, sweet, patient, virtuous reader.

In your innocence, you may not know how much Fedora Core 6, theoretically only days from the final release version, could possibly suck.

Your tender mind may not be able to imagine the bizarre fatal errors that crashed anaconda (Fedora’s installer) in graphical mode every freaking time we tried to set up the network preferences.

And your unspoiled eyes may never have seen the likes of the errors we got attempting to use the yum repository even after the ostensibly successful installation of Fedora Core 6 in text mode.

But you must try, little children, to wrap your minds around the sheer nameless horror we experienced when we decided, after nearly 10 straight hours of attempting to set up Fedora Core 6, that a total reinstall with Fedora Core 5 was the only way out of the bottomless abyss of night into which we had fallen. [more...]

midnight in the garden of softpixel servers

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.21 @ 11:50

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[bbinkovitz@kipu ~]$ fin leikata leikata: clip, cut, shear, slice
three adjectives: uh.. progressive.. uptempo.. and.. uh.. melodic.

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.16 @ 23:13

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We performed at PURE this past weekend.

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