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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Macbook pro 3,1

A bad lid switch, keeps waking up the laptop in the back pack so had to issue a

r$ sudo pmset -a lidwake 0

to keep this thing asleep.

r$ pmset -g
Active Profiles:
Battery Power -1
AC Power -1*
Currently in use:
lidwake 0
autorestart 0
halfdim 1
sms 1
hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
disksleep 10
sleep 10
hibernatemode 3
ttyskeepawake 1
displaysleep 10
acwake 0
womp 0

Monday, February 21, 2011


SCALE is on Friday and I am thrilled to be attending, in fact cut my vacation short to get back in time.  What I didn't realize at the time I booked my flights is that I would be speaking on Getting Started with Ubuntu, which is a pretty good topic for me to reintroduce myself to getting start with Ubuntu, coming from OS X. I have started by setting up VirtualBox on my fresh install of Snow Leopard. Downloaded the Desktop 32bit Ubuntu 10.10 and Server. Starting to think about my ouline:
Ubuntu Desktop
Ubuntu Server
Cloud Computing. This is getting interesting, sorry I will miss Herding Cat5 during my talk. I would rather talk in DevOps, but alas, I didn't apply.

I still can't find anyone interested in keeping LiLAX going by putting in their own time. The domain expires in March, I don't know if it is worth renewing, it is a good name, but there are so many other tech events in LA, and Linux just works, people don't seem to need the LUGs anymore. Besides we have a thriving SCALE.

Friday, February 11, 2011

laying in bed

the roosters are crowing, and I found 3 bars of WiFi from the Hotel Salinas in the house, so I can actually do somethings, but of course a shared Tricom connection, doesn't go fast. My knee is doing pretty bad, hope it gets better fast, have had really bad experiences with knees in the past and this one does hurt.
I was very close to installing BroadnetWireless Meraki's here, but the hotel owner in the end wanted local support and I couldn't say that I would be all the time, plus his usuall IT guy didn't understand all the advantages that Meraki offers, mostly it came down to price, $200/OD2-PROaccess point just didn't do it for him. Anyhow I would be interested in a cheaper technology that can mesh on Linksys WRT54G routers. I know it won't be as clean or nice as a Meraki, but hey they want cheap. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Had a great time windsurfing today, wind is still good, but taking some time to get my email answered and checking on the market. Pretty nice office to work out of, but the bandwidth is a bit constrained.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Salinas Tricom Airspan Easyvoice

I have ben working on the WiFi for Hotel Salinas, so of course I had to figure how good the wireless is.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Twilight Landing At LAX (Cockpit View)

Soon I will be approaching LAX too, but got to make the best of the time on the island, going Windsurfing on Sunday, in Salinas :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today we have no water, ah the flashes of the past.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

American was a great flight and we are doing well. Now to go explore.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

long day

I am tiered and have a new view out my window. But had dinner with an old friend and really excited to revisit some beaches and go windsurfing.