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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ah the memories

SCALE is down to the last day, but I will have the memory to keep :) It has been a great Saturday, the keynote was as always inspiring, and I have to say that I did lots of thinking while there. Jono Bacon talked up a revolution, well not really but he does really do a great job in front of a crowd. The IPV6 talk was really crowded and hot so I decided it was time to spend in the lobby, where I found a stack of router logs to review again. Dru gave a great overview of why she likes BSD better. Made mew want to switch. John Willis gave an, Introduction to Chef slides seemed a bit strange, but he had some good experiences to share. Keith Wright's Troubleshooting Linux was so packed and basic I left, can't say if it got better. A good BOF for cloud computing and a rather big key signing party, looked a bit like speed dating, except everyone was trading government ID and checking people on a list, there has got to be a better way of doing this on computers. The reception was a big givaway, now if I could only find the person who won the mother board and make a complete system out of my memory. I can sure use a good computer to power Ubuntu and all the other distros I got on the floor. Perhaps I can finally enjoy BSD, it really does seem like it is time to play with it more. PC-BSD looks pretty nice.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I verified that I am using IPV6 at SCALE8x's WiFi network.

$ traceroute6 -n
traceroute6 to (2001:4860:b006::6a) from 2607:ff38:1:8007:21b:63ff:fecd:10b, 30 hops max, 12 byte packets
1 2607:ff38:1:8007::4 1.528 ms 1.107 ms 0.486 ms
2 2607:ff38:1:806c::1 0.773 ms 0.793 ms 0.651 ms
3 2607:ff38:1:80::1 36.182 ms 31.636 ms 69.378 ms
4 2001:470:1f03:11b::1 53.836 ms 31.606 ms 56.792 ms
5 2001:470:0:1f::1 40.289 ms 36.073 ms 29.78 ms
6 2001:470:0:2f::2 48.416 ms 31.635 ms 29.571 ms
7 2001:4860:1:1::1b1b:0:9 38.366 ms 46.895 ms 65.987 ms
8 * * *
9 * * *
10 * * *
11 * * *
12 2001:4860:0:1::3 56.849 ms 2001:4860:0:1::1 63.856 ms 2001:4860:0:1::3 66.803 ms
13 * *sendto: Network is down
traceroute6: wrote 12 chars, ret=-1
14 * * *
15 * * *
16 * * *
17 * * *
18 * * *

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Found a new cool place to measure my ATT DSL bandwidth. Might be useful once I sell some internet to 909 Sepulveda, where I can now offer up to 24 Mb/s.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I can't believe I might get a Gigabit connection to the home for a reasonable price someday. It blows my mind what I could all do, maybe iMax to the home? I know that Cisco TelePresence, which has HD is only 5Mb/screen, so say you have 3 screen which is a typical setup you need 15Mb. But having a whole 1 Gb to my home is more bandwidth then I know what to do with. I asked our cities IT manager to be sure to fill out the form. 1Gb would rock! I however fear that it will just be used for a high def version of ChatRoulette.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Modular connector replacement hook

I started a rather long thread at UUASC because I asked if I could buy a replacement tab for a 8P8C connector. No modular connector replacement hook on google shopping, geez, there has to be an easier way. Life hacker had the best solution, thanks Peter.