Category Archives: Software

Completed server upgrade

As preparation for the new server I am getting, I am preparing for that by at least getting the software to a more recent baseline. The idea is to first upgrade the software to the more recent versions while still … Continue reading

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Experimenting with KVM…

For the new server I want to use a virtualized setup and would like to split up the server into several independent parts. At least one VM dedicated to mythtv and I stil have to think about the rest. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Server ordered

So with one last changes of the heatsink to a Supermicro SNK-P0038P (bigger than the Intel) and of the chassis to the more silent SC743 TQ-865B-SQ, the server is now complete and I have placed the order. Now the waiting … Continue reading

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Server specs/what a journey….

Incredible how much you learn while looking for the correct parts for a server. Initially I started out with an Intel S5500HCVR motherboardĀ  based on the 5500 chipset and an Antec Take 4 650 case and a Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 … Continue reading

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Oh no, the server virus strikes again…

It is flue season again, but this time it is not a regular flue but more like a server virus. I have had this virus before and it usually ends up in me spending a lot of money on very … Continue reading

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Should I get a new server?

In 2006 I got myself a new server. The old one was already 7 years old and was at its limit. Memory was tight and the setup was not ideal. For instance, I had 2 internal hard disks with a … Continue reading

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Backup script made available

I have been using a backup script for my linux server for a longer time now. This script creates backups based on snapshot volumes using linux Logical Volume Management. This has been quite a useful script as I can create … Continue reading

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Productivity and Workplace Design

If you are working at a company where cost savings are really really important, then chances are that after reducing cost factor number 1 (wages, i.e. headcount and hourly rate), cost factor number 2 is up. And that is office … Continue reading

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Quality == Culture

From “Toyota Culture: The heart and soul of the Toyota way”. “If a Toyota leader was asked why they allowed the line to stop, she might make the point that the value the organisation places on quality is higher than … Continue reading

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Planning experiences…

After all these years, one thing keeps on coming back: If a project is very well plannable then it is probably not an interesting project.

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