Older blog entries for csg (starting at number 3)

24 Oct 2003 (updated 24 Oct 2003 at 20:51 UTC) »
  • Helped development get OpenView Performance Agent and ARM going for major www applications at work. Hopefully this will give folks the performance #'s from a trusted source to start tuning their apps.
  • Submitted FreeBSD: kern/58497 to add the security.jail.jid sysctl knob. My cleanup of /etc/rc* for Jails depends on this feature.
23 Oct 2003 (updated 23 Oct 2003 at 02:54 UTC) »
  • I wrote some perl code today to emit canonical configratuons for the DMZ load balancers and firewalls based on our local site policy (and some clever invariants). Not somethig for the community, but I was happy with 100 lines of perl, that takes table definition and generates about 2000 lines of DNS, Firewall Rules, and Cisco Configruation. Lots of typing to get precisely right.
  • Went out for coffee with the wife this evening, and talked about frustraitons with 97th-percentile-disease, and relating to other people. Perhaps someday I'll get comfortable with being a member of a social species.
  • Order'd an eye-trainer from Bernell Corp since my fusional convergance/divergance has been bugging me. I'd have used this more as a kid if I understood what was going on like I do now.
  • I've been looking at software for speed-reading. If anybody reading this has suggestions, or experience here, drop me a line.
  • Browsed the docs on OpenBSD's CARP VRRP/HSRP clone, looks interesting.

Another week past, it was a busy:

  • Lots of cleanup at work on our Linux Build Process
  • Got my crusty dual-450 up and running FreeBSD CURRENT so that I can submit patches for review.
  • Fought with distcc for FreeBSD builds, I must be missing something obvious. Truss on the dual-althon doesn't really show where it's going bad. Shure would make the Dual450 get thru builds faster.
  • Upadted my webpage at WaterSpout.
  • Reviewd some additions to ACLD (link?) with ksb and petef. KSB reports that LPD works with no permissions now. Very cool.
  • Messed with setting-up Apache/tomcat at work. I thought HTML::Mason was rough.
  • Worked with Info Security and Networking to install a new ZMD (business logic) network at work. The new Nokia firewalls work pretty good for failover. I'm impressed.
12 Oct 2003 (updated 13 Oct 2003 at 01:25 UTC) »

Here's some catchup since I just started stopping by Advogato:

  • I went to the datacenter with KSB and setup lots of Intel Gear. Someone needed to do this before the holiday freeze.
  • I've been thinking that the /etc/rc handling in-jail on FreeBSD needs some work.
  • I wrote a truss post-processor in perl with petef.
    It shows where you spend your time by file descriptor.

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