Linux will not displace Windows – proof

Haha. This was forwarded to me and made me smile. Why Linux will not displace Windows Here’s the incredible response: You are kidding arent you ?   Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and […]

WordPress 2.3 beta 1

The paint is still wet – but it looks like it works 🙂 Some plugins (feedwordpress) look like they are broken. I’m looking forward to this release – improvements to the javascript, better url redirection and at last built in tags! The tags look like they are using a similar idea to the Drupal taxonomy […]

Summer listening and reading

Another update on books. I just finished Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins on audiobook from Audible. That was forty hours or so of unabridged listening. Laurence got me into Jasper Fforde – so far three down on that side. There has been a lot more – but I’m trying hard to remember everything.

ZCM agent debugging

More how-to guides. This one is turning on ZCM agent-side debugging. First set the zmd logging to be at debug level; there are two ‘true’ settings in the conf file: %ZENWORKS_HOME%conflogger-zmd-conf.xml <configuration><log4net>    <!–Appender to log event to console–>    <appender name=”ConsoleAppender” type=”log4net.Appender.ConsoleAppender”>    <param name=”Threshold” value=”DEBUG” />     <layout type=”Novell.Zenworks.Logger.SimpleLayout, Novell.Zenworks.Logger”></layout>    </appender>     <!–This section is used […]

MySQL tuning

I use mysql a lot. It is the underpinning of these blogs, my online photo albums, my new drupal sites – a lot. I found this collection of great scripts to help even the seasoned mysql admin tweak some more. I especially liked the tuning script: SLOW QUERIESCurrent long_query_time = 10 sec.You have 9 out […]

Time off

Back from travelling – I’m taking a few more days off to decompress. Working on a website for Grania – I’ve decided to use Drupal again. I’m a bit rusty (it’s been 18 months since I touched Drupal 4.7) and I’ve been exposed to too much WordPress. I need to get my head around Drupal […]

Time for a break

It’s been a busy few months. I’m taking some time off for a while to get back to normal. No more logging bugs, testing fixes, writing docs, building demos, working in the superlab, answering questions, defending the decisions of others … I’ll be back online in a week or so.

ENGL ZToolkit 5 beta

I’m building demos – and I’m using a pre-release (very restricted) version of the ENGL ZToolkit version 5. It not only supports Vista – but also ZENworks Configuration Management. I’ll get round to doing some screencams later.