Category Archives: Operating Systems

Managing Multiple Python Versions and Packages

After spending a solid afternoon researching and working on deploying multiple Python versions and packages, I realized how much confusion and lack of authoritative posts exist on this subject. There are lots of opinions and suggestions out there which may … Continue reading

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6WIND – From Data Plane Acceleration to Virtual Appliances

6WIND is an interesting company I’ve been following for some time now, initially out of curiosity, and then out of more curiosity :-). They first started as a networking software company claiming to solve performance challenges for software defined networks … Continue reading

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Minecraft for $2.5 Billion – Yes, ‘the App’ is King

I’m still not completely over the shock from last November when I learned Microsoft had bought Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion dollars. Let me repeat that: “$2.5 BILLION”; you heard right. Markus Persson, the 35 year-old original … Continue reading

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Security, Art of Hacking, & the Worst 2014 Security Breaches

Security is hot; no doubt about it. Consider the fact that between 2011 and 2013, venture investors put nearly $3 billion into cyber security companies, resulting in new funding for some 300 firms (Source: Thomson Reuters). Worldwide security software revenue … Continue reading

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Mac OS X: Java – “Application Blocked by Security Settings” Solution

Starting with Java 8 Update 20 (Java 8u20) and later versions the option to lower the security setting in the Java Console Panel to Medium has been removed. Prior, changing the setting to Medium would quickly resolve issues where certain … Continue reading

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Customize the Mac Terminal Shell Prompt in OS X Yosemite

The Mac prompt is defined by the ‘PS1’ environment variable which can be defined in the ‘.bash_profile’ hidden file. To customize your Mac Terminal Shell Prompt in OS X Yosemite, follow the below steps.

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BASH Shell Scripting: Passing Arguments to a Python Script

Larry Wall: “Shell programming is a 1950s juke box …” In this short blog I write a small Python utility script to create directories and demonstrate how to utilize it and pass it arguments via BASH shell script. The functionality … Continue reading

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MariaDB and the Future of MySQL

As you may know by now, since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2009 for $7.4 billion, there has been some uncertainty in the industry on the future of MySQL which Sun Microsystems itself acquired for $1 billion … Continue reading

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openSUSE 13.1 and Useful Apps

openSUSE 13.1 has been released. I just installed it on an old HP 6530b laptop without issue. Screen resolution, volume, wireless internet, and USB device recognition all seem to work without any additional mucking around. Of course things may not … Continue reading

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OUYA: The ‘Open’ Video Game Console for Users and Developers

Amazingly, OUYA, the open video game console platform raised $8,596,474 in funds on KickStarter. OUYA is based on the Android 4.0 operating system. The idea is to create a low cost console (currently $99) available for consumers that also allows … Continue reading

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