Archive for the tag 'hardware'

Nov 03 2007

Become a Better Speaker for $100

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The title of this post is a lie. It costs $70 or less, but takes a lot of work. I’ve offered this advice person-to-person many times, and finally got around to posting it. How well you speak can have a great impact on  your ability to get customers, to attract employees, to persuade others to […]

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Jan 27 2007

DRBD on Ubuntu

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This week I experimented with DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) which is “a block device which is designed to build high availability clusters. This is done by mirroring a whole block device via (a dedicated) network. You could see it as a network raid-1.” DRBD can be used for build a “poor man’s SAN”, a […]

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May 15 2006

Dual Monitors – Worth Every Penny

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As I write this in 2006, it is a very late post. Back in January 2003, I got a major PC upgrade: two 19″ LCD monitors and a dual-DVI video card to drive them. This was somewhat less common (and much more expensive) in 2003 than today. The monitors are “Samsung SyncMaster 191T”. I took […]

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May 04 2006

Basement Data Center

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It occured to me today that a section of my basement is starting to resemble a data center: The four machines here: Are all test machines, or being configured and burned in for future deployment – the production hardware for our projects invariably ends up in customers’ data centers or in robust colo facilities (redundant […]

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