The Gig of Ham

One geek's contributions to the series of tubes

Mar 13, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments - linux sysadmin

Please stop developing for CentOS 5

Good gravy, this has been the bane of my existence of recent. I get it, it’s got “Enterprise” in the title and makes you compatible with RHEL. But, your kernel is SEVEN YEARS OLD. Hardware that was common place then is non-existent now and hardware that is common place now was poorly supported then (I’m looking at you, bnx2). We have better options out there now: Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Server LTS release on regular cycles and have much more recent kernels.

Mar 1, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments - Android Android Apps

Getting things done

Working between three offices, one of which don’t even have desks, has been interesting. Keeping track of things that need to be done has been downright awful. I hate brush fires at work, and recently I’ve been creating them just because I’ve not been in a constent place with my trusty todo pad around. So, I decided to add some tech to the problem. I have Astrid Tasks on my phone, and it’s nice but adding tasks is not.

Feb 28, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments - movies ramblings TRON

Thoughts on TRON: Legacy

I’m going to out myself: I really liked this movie. Yep, I’m one of those: the few and the proud. However truth be told I didn’t like it at first. I walked in to TRON: Legacy expecting an action film, and the first twenty minutes did not disappoint. Light cycles, light car, disc wars, recognizers, it was all there. Then it just stopped, and that’s when I became confused. It was still a visual masterpiece, but something wasn’t right.