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Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

MySQL FullText Search

Don’t ever use MySQL FTS if you can help it. And if you do use it, in 5.1.x atleast DO NOT EVER USE IN BOOLEAN MODE. It’s like driving with the parking brakes on, seriously, it slows MySQL down that much. Why? No idea. But, like I said, you shouldn’t be using FTS anyway.

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Just plain shocking!

Adafruit Industries is one of a number of sits I visit regularly, and within the last few days the blog had this gem.  Quite possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen.  It’s a video made by another set of tinkerers I’d not yet heard of, but will be sure to follow now!

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 3:37 am

Yet more Bresnan Fail

Trying to get some work done early AM again, atleast this time I got a callback hopefully coming in from L2/2.5 when they get in after 6A and start returning calls after 8A.  But that took insisting on it.  The unknown host was because of packet loss ( had to try 2-3x to get bresnan.com […]

Posted on June 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Windows 7 Airport/Time Capsule Disks

Yup, it’s SysOp here. I know, it’s been a while but I’ve been busy and there have been a lot of changes. On with the post though! Well I made the leap to Windows 7 after having to buy a new laptop (long story short the desktop is dead). Upon upgrading to Win7 RC1, as […]

Posted on January 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm

iSCSI is pronounced Kernel Panic in Linux

So, if you’re using Debian 4, be careful to make sure your iSCSI Initiator settings are right, because if your auth settings are wrong, you will have a big box of fail. Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 web6 ttyS1 web6 login: scsi2 : iSCSI Initiator over TCP/IP BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address […]

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 12:42 am

Temporarily out of commission

I was sick for most of last week so wasn’t really able to post anything.  Rest assured though Murphy was not out sick, and thus, neither was I completely.