Παρασκευή, Φεβρουαρίου 23, 2007

Theater


Went to a theater after many - many years.
Watched this abovo , it's in Greek by the way.

Liked it a lot.

Lost


Can we count the new episodes of Lost as the last night movie ?

I'm not (I think) hooked on it but I do want some answers from this series.

Also I'm not sure if they will provide the answers but up to now the series has kept our attention. Probably has something to do with watching them downloaded with no interruptions/commercials.

New mobile phone



Ok I'm a bit techno freak ….
The V360 had 1, only one, problem (after all these firmware updated) that was bothering me and it couldn’t be solved with a monster pack or a seem edit.

It didn't have a radio!
So I was looking around but all the phones that meet the requirements were to expensive but then I found an add on www.myphone.gr for a nice SE W710i so I grab it !

The normal street price of the phone is 100 E more than what a V360 or a L7 is asking so the difference is obvious but still the value/money of the little moto is still unbelievable.

Of course I'm not throwing away the 360...

Παρασκευή, Φεβρουαρίου 16, 2007

Mount the image directly into the filesystem using the lofiadm and mount commands

Given an ISO image in /export/temp/software.iso, a loopback file device (/dev/lofi/1) is created with the following command:

lofiadm -a /export/temp/software.iso /dev/lofi/1

The lofi device creates a block device version of a file. This block device can be mounted to /mnt with the following command:

mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/lofi/1 /mnt

These commands can be combined into a single command:

mount -F hsfs -o ro `lofiadm -a /export/temp/software.iso` /mnt

Τρίτη, Φεβρουαρίου 13, 2007

Nokia Siemens Networks


Nokia Siemens Networks is live at the 3GSM World Congress.

Apart from the nice logos bla-bla focus to the bla-bla customer this merge-join venture-shell (I really don't know how to call it) has effect ,good or bad, on more than 50.000 people (and me :) ) and their families all over the globe.

NOW THIS IS GLOBAL ECONOMY.

I also liked a part from the first magazine publication:

Analyst Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D. has an advice for network providers and their vendors: “They should stop the meaningless search for killer applications. Personalization, which is the underlying premise of successful mobile data services, requires providers to meet the varied information needs of individuals. Instead, they need to build a ‘killer environment’ that can support different kinds of applications.”

As an engineer I'd love to build the environment , as a customer I'm not sure that I'll be able to afford it !

Δευτέρα, Φεβρουαρίου 12, 2007

Changes to the layout

Last night's changes to the colors by Helen and usage of labels to the last night movie posts.
More friently to the blogger/reader now :)

I'll also bug my photoshop skilled friends until they fix me a nice banner !

Which movie you watched last night


Saturday 10/02/2007

Laberinto del Fauno, El (2006)
aka "Pan's Labyrinth" - (English title)

Nice, good atmosphere, pictures, no special meaning or message.
It's a pity to compare it with the Das Leben der Anderen , as it will lose hands down IMO

Τρίτη, Φεβρουαρίου 06, 2007

Windows Inventory


"Do you want to know exactly what hardware is in your PCs ? What software is installed ? What are the Serial Numbers ? When was it installed ? What "Other" devices are out there on your network ?"

YES I DO !

So does my boss !

Windows Inventory
is my friend.

This is the main screen with 747 systems scanned.

Setup is actually very simple as long as you have a box with the usual web staff (apache, php, sql).
Of course you need admin rights for the scan which is based on vb scripts but they are there for free and you can fiddle as much as you like.

What I liked the most is the structure of the data base I'd really like to have it "merged" with our Nagios db ....someday

New ClearCase element notification mail

In case of a new element in a non master replica (so no check in trigger).
Credits to my German colleague Mr. Birkl !

#!/usr/bin/tcsh
/usr/atria/bin/cleartool setview ccadmin_unix <<EOT
cd /dip/swteam/Practice
/usr/atria/bin/cleartool lshis -since yesterday.15:15 hello > /tmp/notify_hello$$.txt
if test -s /tmp/notify_hello$$.txt
then
mailx -s "+++++ Recent hello Updates +++++" panagiotis.hatzigiannis@XXX.com < /tmp/notify_hello$$.txt
rm -f /tmp/notify_hello$$.txt
fi
EOT

It sure need to be "polished" but does the job.