antipaucity

fighting the lack of good ideas

haiku appliance

I have been a fan of Haiku for years – and BeOS since way back in the 90s. I run a Haiku mirror, and try to pay attention to the project’s updates.

Today I am making available a Haiku-OS r1 alpha 4.1 virtual appliance!

Download it from me here (created in VirtualBox, but in .ova format, so should work “anywhere”). Download links for current editions (for new releases of Haiku-OS) will be maintained on my Projects page.

Specs:

  • 1G RAM (could’ve easily gotten away with 512M or even 256M, but given everyone should have 1G free (especially if running VirtualBox), went with this size)
  • 20G storage (dynamically allocated, of course), formatted BFS (because it’s better than NTFS – and doesn’t “actually” format the disk (it does, but only kinda – it’s akin to lazy zeroing in VMware)) in VMDK format (if you care)
  • 2 CPUs
  • 32M video memory
  • network: NAT’d

Appliance [download] size :: ~250M.

wsj thinks apple will make and sell cars

Dallas News thought so back in March (see here).

And I predicted it back in February.

Now WSJ thinks so.

may 11 bglug meeting 6:30p at beaumont branch: topic – freeipa

We will be meeting at the Beaumont Library Branch at 6:30p on 11 May.

Our speaker is the LUG’s own Nathaniel McCallum, one of the FreeIPA maintainers – and all-around nice guy.

Come out and support the LUG, learn something new, and meet cool people.

devops on area51.se

Whether you’re familiar with the Stack Exchange family of sites and services (askubuntu.com, stackoverflow.com, etc), or not, I encourage you to check-out and support this new DevOps proposal to see if maybe it can get to a critical mass and launch as its own Q&A site on the SE network

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/66151/devops?referrer=k13Ji_hD0QxN04cgiNoUkQ2

new rules, new blog locale

Due to new social media rules from one of the agencies we are working with, most updates cannot be shared “publicly” – ie, they must be password-protected.

In follow-up to my post on blog.warrenmyers.com, I’m posting here, too, that the new adoption blog is available at adoption.warrenmyers.com. If you would like access, please email, call, txt, or facebook message me.

thanksgiving 2013

There is much to be thankful for in the Myers family this year. Some of the highlights:

  • movement on the Waiting List
    • we started the year at 67, and are at 31 now
  • work
    • still not thrilled about having be bought-out by a much larger company, but I have a job, it’s a good one, and one I’m still good at
  • church
    • my wife and I aren’t doing Awana full-time this school year, but I have been teaching a Sunday School LIFE Group since April
  • health
    • excepting the passing of one of Christina’s aunts earlier this year after a multi-year battle with cancer, all of our family has been in good health this year

programming again

It’s been years, but I am working on some new (small) programming projects again.

First out will be an open-source app that’s a simplified (and slimmed-down) tool akin to Yahoo! Pipes.

One of the things I had forgotten was just how hard it is to write code that doesn’t stink. Here’s hoping the first release of this one won’t completely smell 🙂