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March 30, 2015

Bought a whole lot of books today

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:59 PM

This is what happens when you get an email telling you about a massive sale going on at your favorite online bookstore and you have some time to kill. Ended up ordering 9 books before forcefully convincing myself that it was was more than enough. Although considering the sale is going on till tomorrow night I think I should avoid going online till tomorrow morning. Which is something that I don’t see happening in the near future.

I should log off for the day before I am tempted to log back on to the site and place more orders… Well, atleast I will have enough to read when I take my next vacation. I am going to crash now before my credit card decides to go on strike and stop working.

– Suramya

March 29, 2015

Rosetta Stone for Unix/Linux

Filed under: Knowledgebase,Linux/Unix Related,Techie Stuff — Suramya @ 9:53 PM

If you have been in the industry for a while then you have been in a situation where you need to do something on the server but have no idea what the appropriate command is because you always worked on a different variant/version of the Operating System. Think having to work on Solaris or Linux when all you have worked on is the Mac OS. To make things easier for the poor admins that have to keep switching OS’s, Bruce Hamilton has created a site he calls the ‘Rosetta Stone: A Sysadmin’s Universal Translator‘. This site has a list of tasks and the corresponding command that you would have to run for each of the OS’s. The Stone supports the following OS’s:

  • AIX
  • A/UX
  • DG/UX
  • FreeBSD
  • HP-UX
  • IRIX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • NCR Unix
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • Reliant
  • SCO OpenServer
  • Solaris
  • SunOS 4
  • Tru64
  • Ultrix
  • UNICOS

and covers tasks in the following categories:

  • hardware
  • firmware
  • devices
  • disks
  • kernel
  • boot
  • files
  • networking
  • security
  • software
  • patching, tracing, logging

Check it out, bookmark it. It will save you some grief down the line the next time you are in this situation.

– Suramya

March 2, 2015

RIP Mr Spock

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 2:07 AM

He did live long and prosper but unfortunately it wasn’t as long as we would want it to be. He will be missed by all his fans.
Leonard Nimoy the actor who played Mr Spock died on 27th Feb at the age of 84.

– Suramya

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