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[July 23, 2002] Developer Todo by Alec Thomas

July 23, 2002

About: Developer Todo is a program to assist developers in maintaining a list of outstanding tasks in a heirarchical, colourised, and prioritised list. Additionally, it can automatically list outstanding items when you change into a directory.

Changes: Fixed more GCC 3.x compilation problems, and a problem when running without the TERM environment variable set.

[July 23, 2002] f2w Helpdesk at Sourceforge by scav

July 23, 2002

About: f2w helpdesk is a Web-based helpdesk package. It allows requests to be categorised to an arbitrary level of detail using a expert-system-like question and answer method. Advice and problem-specific information can be associated with the request categories, thus building up a knowledge base to speed the resolution of frequently occurring problems. Users can also a own tasks, thus using it as a todo list or for workflow within teams, and notes can be added to each request at any time.

Changes: Minor user interface improvements, bugfixes in the Oracle configuration script, a new MS SQL configuration, and the automatic addition of new help desk operators to at least one team (without this, they can't do much).

[May 1, 2002] SSGDOC - System Administration at cs.unm.edu

This document contains documentation, procedure, and policy for the Systems Support group. Reading and maintaining it is a required element to employment in the Systems Support Group - it is vital in order for us to provide consistent (hopefully excellent) service to the CS department. It should be kept as terse as possible (otherwise no one will read it) while providing sufficient documentation so that all (especially new) members will have a good running start at understanding the technical composition of the site, and the group's procedures and policies of operation. CS.UNM.EDU's technical composition has been largely modelled after the LISA paper available at http://www.infrastructures.org. If you hope to understand the document you are currently reading, you really must first read the Infrastructures paper upon which this practical document is modelled after.

[Jan 28, 2002] Data Center Design Philosophy

January 1, 2002 | Sun BluePrints[tm] OnLine

Editor's Note - This article is the complete first chapter of the Sun BluePrints[tm] book, Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology, by Rob Snevely (ISBN 0-13-047393-6), which is available through www.sun.com/books, amazon.com, fatbrain.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores.

The detailed process of data center design appears on the outset to be a purely mechanical process involving the layout of the area, computations to determine equipment capacities, and innumerable other engineering details. They are, of course, essential to the design and creation of a data center, however, the mechanics alone do not a data center make. The use of pure mechanics rarely creates anything that is useful, except perhaps by chance.

There are, in fact, some philosophical guidelines that should be kept in mind during the data center design process. These are based on the relatively short history of designing and building practical data centers, but are also based on design concepts going way back. This chapter looks at some of these philosophies.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Data Center Practices

Eighty percent of outages are allegedly the result of people or process issues. An intuitive and informative naming scheme can define and highlight the composition and function of components within a service infrastructure. The article looks at the merits of such a naming scheme and includes an example system for servers, storage, networks and cables that may help reduce operational error.

[Jan 1, 2002] Solaris 8 Administrator's Guide Chapter 4 Network Configuration By Paul Watters

A weak book. Just slightly better then nothing
January 1, 2002

ISBN 0-596-00073-1,400 pages

After undertaking the complex tasks required to configure a single host, planning and setting up an entire network can be daunting. In this chapter, you'll learn how to configure a Solaris-based network, including the configuration of single or multiple network interfaces, static and dynamic routing, and network troubleshooting. In addition, examples for enabling devices and testing interfaces will be provided.



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Society

Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers :   Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism  : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy

Quotes

War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes

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History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Haterís Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

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Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

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