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VMware vSphere 5 Released

CoolVibe Re:Linux client? Please? (95 comments)

Then you move the problem remotely. It would still be more efficient to run a native client over a VPN. Now you are doing a RDP session over a slow VPN in which you are doing another remote session in vSphere. They have clients for Mac OS X. Why do they leave out Linux? Or any other *nix variant for that matter? If they have any love for the community, they would port their client over, or give us very detailed protocol specs (or an API, for that matter), so we can write our own client.

about 3 years ago

VMware vSphere 5 Released

CoolVibe Re:Linux client? Please? (95 comments)

That sucks. I would rather have a native client. Running a VM on your local box just to run vSphere is what I find a bit excessive. The vSphere is in .NET, it shouldn't be that hard to port that over to Mono or something...

about 3 years ago

VMware vSphere 5 Released

CoolVibe Linux client? Please? (95 comments)

Wake me up when they have a working vSphere client for Linux.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Easiest Linux Distro For a Newbie

CoolVibe Ubuntu! (622 comments)

Like others said, just go for Ubuntu. Easy to find, easy to install, and with WUBI easy to roll back from if the Ubuntu experience didn't convince her. If your mom doesn't like Unity, you can use the default gnome desktop (not gnome-shell) that it still ships with, or just avoid the issue alltogether and go for the other *buntu flavours. And yes, I hear good things about Mint too, because of the whole community driven software center they have had even before Ubuntu had it.

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Bringing Telnet Back

CoolVibe They are forgetting something... (238 comments)

Seeing traffic on port 23 does not mean telnet is involved. I know some people who run their SSH daemon on that port to lessen the stupid ssh scans.

more than 3 years ago

Skeletal Identification

CoolVibe Easy to defeat... (76 comments)

Just break something. You have 206 chances to fool the system.

about 4 years ago

Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

CoolVibe Re:Who cares (757 comments)

That or it's the ultimate denial of service attack.

more than 4 years ago

Digitally Filtering Out the Drone of the World Cup

CoolVibe Re:a day late... (602 comments)

Priceless comment on that site: "At least we now know where all the bees have gone... "

more than 4 years ago

XML Co-Founder Joins Google, Blasts iPhone

CoolVibe Re:To be fair (628 comments)

I see your C64, and I raise you an Amiga 1000

more than 4 years ago

I keep track of my passwords ...

CoolVibe Re:DNA (414 comments)

Why am I suddenly thinking of penetration testing?

more than 4 years ago

Windows 7 Has Lots of "God Modes"

CoolVibe Re:Unfortunately... (422 comments)

Even worse, that's where he divided by zero.

more than 4 years ago

OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

CoolVibe Re:My take on this (405 comments)

I'd have to agree here. Although FreeBSD's ZFS support is getting quite good now. I'm using it on a production system and it hasn't let me down. It even saved my bacon a couple of times (yay, ZFS snapshots). I guess it depends on what you want to do. Both have strong features. OpenSolaris has Crossbow, but FreeBSD will have vimage soon. Both have Dtrace and ZFS. Solaris has zones, FreeBSD has jails. But I think FreeBSD is easier to tinker around with (personal opinion).

more than 4 years ago



Pirate Bay closes tracker

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CoolVibe (11466) writes "The pirate bay has closed their tracker for good, relying solely on distributed torrent methods (a.k.a. Magenet-links). What will this mean for their legal position? BrokeP twitters: "OMG The Pirate Bay has no longer a tracker, officially as well. And moving away from links. I.e. all old verdicts no longer applies."."
Link to Original Source

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CoolVibe writes "From the abstract in the talk: "World-renowned Science Fiction writer and futurist Bruce Sterling will outline his ideas for SPIMES, a form of ubiquitous computing that gives smarts and 'searchabiliity' to even the most mundane of physical products. Imagine losing your car keys and being able to search for them with Google Earth." It's a very interesting lecture given by Bruce Sterling about something we might see in the near future. The lecture can be viewed here on Google Video."

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CoolVibe writes "Two Subversion developers talk at google about how to keep pests and malcontents out of your open source projects. From the abstract: "Every open source project runs into people who are selfish, uncooperative, and disrespectful. These people can silently poison the atmosphere of a happy developer community. Come learn how to identify these people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail your project. Told through a series of (often amusing) real-life anecdotes and experiences""



WASTE not wasted

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 11 years ago Well, as you all know, AOL forced Nullsoft to pull WASTE from their servers. To show AOL that once a genie is out of the bottle, you can't put it back, I posted a story on my website where you can post links to mirrors, and find some md5sums of binaries. Also, I've set up a WASTE server so you can try and test out this wonderful new technology. See details on my website.

So head on over there and post them mirrors. Oh, and spread the word while you're at it.


April fool distress

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 11 years ago Well, april fool is coming up, and guess what, the worst thing has happened: I have NO FRIGGIN CLUE what stunt to pull. Last year I did NetBSD on the x-box (page still available, see one of my previous journals), but for this year? Sheesh, I really don't know...

So I'm calling for help here. don't post your ideas in the comments (which I've enabled btw, just so you guys can fill up the slashdot database some more :), but mail them to me privately. You'll spoil the prank if you do :) Or maybe I can assist realizing your april-fool idea. Heck, I might even set up a mailinglist for it if the need arises or if suddenly I get snowed in with mail (which I won't expect, but what the hell, surprise me).

Let's fool some people on april fool. Don't let me resort to cheezy stuff everyone else does. It's a tradition at stake here! I won't be satisfied until I get slashdotted! Help me out!

It would be really nice if people with mad photo-retouching/reality-distorting graphics skils would help, and of course, people with absolute sick sense of humor are of course welcome.

So? Who's up for it? Not all at once please :)

update: It seems that I'm silently being ignored. Oh well... back to the lame stuff for april fool I guess.


Generic bitch thread

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 11 years ago I hope you know this will go down on your permanent record :-)

Well, this is just a placeholder where you can bitch about anything I've said on this site. I'll check into it from time to time you hear what you have to say about my postings. If you want to go ad-hominem, post here. I expect this to be either a journal full of praise or a hellhole full of bile. Or maybe someting in-between. You decide.

A few disclaimers though:

  • I am not a rabid GNU fan. In fact, I hate the GPL. I can live with the LGPL, but the BSD license is my preferred one.
  • I don't use windows for anything but either portability testing or running games I can't run on FreeBSD or the Linux ABI. Yes, I do use FreeBSD as my primary multimedia workstation since it can display all the media types I am accustomed to using. Try finding a truly free good quality DVD player for windows. It's better with *nix (high-fives mplayer)
  • I do use KDE and I am passionate about it. I hate GNOME, but not because it's GNU. It's just not my 'thing'. Get over it. Oh, and yes, did I mention I usually run FreeBSD? :)
  • I don't believe BSD is dead. At least as long as I am around, BSD will live. And I will spread it around like the bubonic plague. Muhahaha.
  • I like perl, but not much. I code in it when I have to, but if I can help it, I'd rather code in C or Python. No, I don't like Ruby. It's too much like a python wannabe for entrenched perl coders. But that's just IMHO. Spare me the zealotry.
  • Right Tool For The Job is my motto. If it works, it works. If I have to use the filthy stuff from Redmond if there's no other way, I'll use it.
  • Yes I use Linux, and yes, it is pretty nice, but I still have a bias towards that good stuff that originated from Berkely. (No not LSD, that _other_ TLA, although both coming from the same place could not have been an accident ;)
  • This list is getting too long, so I'll stop :D

Also, I know a lot of key OSS people better than you might think. I usually meet them at (private) parties. I occasionally see them intoxicated. And it's even better when I am in an inebriated state myself. Much fun. No I will not disclose names to protect the innocent (*ahem*).

Also, I am an Omnivore (I'll eat animal, vegetable and mineral), and I smoke. I usually listen to loud obnoctious heavy metal (although I can bear many more types of organised sounds) and I love beer. Excuse me for living.

I despise money grubbing so-called religious cults. According to the critics of said "religious" *spit* entity, I am an SP2 (Co$ tried to handle me one time. Dismal faillure on their part. Heh.). I'm an atheist too. Yes I have read [1] the damn "good book" (know thy enemy) and the Quran. I still don't get what the fuss is about (let alone why people would go to war over such silly things).

Oh, and last: I am against the impending war in Iraq. I say "impending" because the government of the U.S. of A. seems to already have made up it's mind what it's going to do.

So, now y'all know a bit more what I'm about. Flame away!

[1] - read: skimmed through it once or twice. I still have both somewhere stashed as a reference.


NetBSD ported to the X-BOX

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 12 years ago Well, I'm coming clean. I did it. I ported NetBSD to the X-BOX. I'm submitting it as a journal entry just in case it gets rejected as a story submission by Rob and his cohorts. There is a screenshot. Have fun drooling :)



CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 12 years ago Right, everyone who reads this might as well head over here for an ad-free, nonsubscription-based site. Well, I'm not as big as slashdot so I won't have to for a long while yet :)

Well, that and the fact that I am bored out of my skull led me to writing this entry. Deal with it...


Hmmm... journals?

CoolVibe CoolVibe writes  |  more than 12 years ago Wah... Had to put something here. Might as well be this :)

Right... on to forgetting about this, as I tend to do with journals...

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