hardware

New system installing

I got some "blazing fast" (in my book) new hardware from dear friend basl and currently I am installing a real OS on it. I did suse in the past, slackware, redhat, mandrake. But I never did it the pure way; GNU/Debian. So a new convert is born, I am installing bruce's baby right now. Not as easy as new "commercial" distros but a lot easier than slackware 9 years ago. So all I have to do is give the machine a proper name.

When it comes to naming a machine, I get picky.

The first PC I got was called "ed" (eddie for friends), hence the pentium that came later was called "petje". A laptop that was a rental, "sletje".

Than a range of new systems came; krijgertje, zalm, snip, duckman, elvis, luca and kjell. Maybe more but these I can remember. Now this system will be my next hosting site for willy. Lots of diskspace and memory, so it will do for the next couple of years. I only have one problem, bas already named it "havenmeester".And I dont like that name. Yet, he demanded it to be "havenmeester" (what kind of name is that?)

So I thought, what about "tug". Does have a "tux" ring to it and has a relation to "havenmeester". What do you think?

berts new system should be named:







Grid computing

Grid computing vs P2P, corba and others...

Two major needs have dramatically increased the value of
the concept of grid computing in the last few years. A lean economy has
forced those with a limited IT budget to more fully utilize their
existing computing assets and to become more flexible to respond to
rapidly evolving markets by being able to intelligently allocate finite
resources to the appropriate business applications. In this first of a
series of articles, Matt Haynos provides a cursory analysis of the
similarities and differences between grid computing and such
distributed computing systems as P2P, CORBA, cluster computing, and DCE.

Gadget for newlyborn?

So when our child will be born around 2/june (knock on wood everything will be okay), will he/she get a //comfyland tool from my friends?

A //baby tux tshirt? Or a //big tux of 1 meter? Mhhh, I want (my child to have) a huge tux. :-)

Power to the people, X10 links

I really really want X10 in my house so I can heatup the living from the comfort of my bed (which is equiped with a laptop of course!) like //mikew has for a year or more in his loft.

This will probably be a dream for some time. But nevertheless, some X10 linkdumping so I can pick this up later. Say in a decade or two...

For those not knowing what //X10 is, it's protocol, a way of using the powergrid in your house as a network layer for giving signals to outlets. And since your PC is on the grid as well, one can use a browser to dimm the light or heatup the oven. Chriet, here I come.

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