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UNIX One-Liners: Some Useful Shell Programs

May 23rd, 2009 by elizar

My Favorite One-Liners: Some Useful Shell Programs… But first things first… I would like to note that this aint my list of favorite shell programs.. well, it has become… but what I mean is this aint an original article that I created and posted here.. this is a section from the now defunt, Sysadmin Magazine… and you’ll be reading a lot of those here….

“Keep It Simple, SysAdmin,” or perhaps just “Keep It Shell Script”, that is one of the motto that every sysdamin knows… They automate, they script, they relax.

Too many system administrators, especially former or frustrated programmers, get involved and distracted creating ad hoc programs that grow until they have a life and a following of their own. These programs generally are written in C, awk, or C shell, have no documentation, and are incomprehensible, even to the author, less than two weeks after being finished.

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Answers to Questions: Wolfram Alpha Search Engine

May 16th, 2009 by elizar

There’s a new player in town for the search engine business. Nope, not that ‘Google killer search engine‘ called Cuil (aint that defunct yet?) The new search engine that’s making a buzz in the world wide internet is called Wolfram Alpha.

I first read and heard about this from a collegue who writes on review ninja and most of the info you’ll read about Wolfram alpha search engine here are borrowed from TechCrunch and other Wolfram Alpha wikis.

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Prison Break Season Finale

May 15th, 2009 by elizar

What can I say, this is the season most System Administrators slash couch potato guys love! This is the season where most of the TV series show their most exciting season ender! This is the perfect time for us hardworking sysadins (naks) to relax a little and enjoy and hour (or two) of nice old television!

Watch Prison Break Season Finale Episode 21/22 Online Streaming video

Last time I mentioned here is the season finale of LOST, this time we’ll watch PRison Break Season Finale.

I have been a fan of Prison Break for a long period of time, watching it every week, either a rerun or in online stream… The first season, as I remember, was very good! Pretty exciting! The way the plan was lay down and executed! I want the McGyver kind of theme to it… Michael Scoffiled was a character most boys would want to be.

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Free (Solaris) Virtualization for Dummies Ebook

May 15th, 2009 by elizar

I just want to share a link for those who are not subscribe to the official Sun Microsystems’ email newletter.. (what?! You’re not subscribed?!)

Anyway, the link will forward you to a form where you need to fill up some personal information (it’s from Sun, so there will be no selling of email or spamming there). Once you’re done with that, go read and study Solaris Virturalization!


» Download your free copy of Virtualization for Dummies.

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Setting Up Custom Name Server at your Registrar

May 11th, 2009 by elizar

Just want to note here steps on how to setup your own custom name server from your registrar. In my case, I had to do it on GoDaddy. But of course there are tons of webpages out there that explains how to do it in different registrar.. on this post I just took the part where they enumerate procedures for GoDaddy.

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Watch Lost Season 5 Finale!

May 10th, 2009 by elizar

Time for the sysadmin to relax this Wednesday night! And what better way to relax than to watch the season ender of the greatest TV series on earth, LOST.

Watch LOST EPisode 15 The Incident Online Streaming Video on May 13, 2009! This will be one great episode since this is the first part! It most likely that the cliffhanger will be a killer!

Season 5, Episode 16 – Aired: 5/13/2009
The Incident (1)

Jack’s decision to put a plan in action in order to set things right on the island is met with some strong resistance by those close to him. Locke assigns Ben a difficult task.

I will be downloading the season ender of lost as soon as it becomes available on EZTV torrent.. If I have time, I will convert this to some other format (Mp4 or something) and upload it to yutube or make it available for streaming..

Stay Tuned!

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Best Sony Viao Notebooks and Laptops

May 9th, 2009 by elizar

Are you looking for a laptop that will last a long long time? A notebook computer that not only has the power and capability of a super computer but also the flauntable style and desing?

Perfect! That means you are looking for some Sony Viao notebooks! This post is about the best sony Viao laptops and notebooks out there.

(Note: misspellings are intentional… to be updated..)

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Rohan Online: Blood Feud

May 9th, 2009 by elizar

Welcome to my very first Rohan online: Blood Feud Post! We’ll be taking a deep look at this free online game (MMORPG). If you are searching for information about Rohan or similar searches such as Rohan marley, download, builds, wikis, guid and all, remind me and we may point you to the right direction.

What is Rohan?

Originally, Rohan is a fictional realm in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy era of Middle-earth. It is also referred to as Riddermark or The Mark. (The Mark is believed to have been the Mercian name for the Anglian Kingdom of Mercia, but could also mean just land as used in Germanic languages. Ridder just means Knight in Germanic languages such as Dutch and Norwegian. There for Riddermark maybe be translated as “Riders Land” or “Horsemans Land” which corresponds to the Rohirrims love of horses) The realm is of significant importance in the author’s most famous book, The Lord of the Rings.

So I am guessing that the term Rohan and the idea behind ROhan Online Blood Freud was taken from this fantasy era of Middle earth.

Rohan download

You can head over to the official Rohan Online website, click on the Download Rohan ONline Client (free) and install

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How to Consolidate Servers and Applications using Solaris Containers

May 7th, 2009 by elizar

I am subscribe to the official Sun Microsystem newsletter and I got this one directly from my inbox that I want to share to every Solaris SysAdmin out there:

This How-To Guide instructs users, system administrators, and developers unfamiliar with Solaris 10 OS on consolidating applications onto a single server using Solaris Containers technology. The guide starts with a brief overview of Solaris Containers and follows with an example of using Solaris Containers to consolidate two Web server applications and an email server application onto a single server. Users are guided step-by-step through the consolidation process, with code examples and illustrations.

After using this guide, a user should be able to create Solaris Containers by:

* Creating a resource pool
* Defining Solaris Zones
* Assigning CPU usage with the Fair Share Scheduler (FSS)
* Installing and booting a zone
* Configuring access to raw devices from the zone

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