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Google releases list of 68 best Android apps of 2014; 61 free, 7 paid

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/google-releases-list-of-68-best-android-apps-of-2014-61-free-7-paid/516093-11.html

rsyslog's new release cycle and versioning scheme

With today's release of rsyslog 8.6.0, we start a new release schedule and versioning scheme. In a nutshell, we will be doing stable releases every six weeks now, and devel releases will be distributed via git exclusively.

Using Xen Project on OpenStack “Juno” via Libvirt

By Xing Lin

This document describes steps I took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack “juno”, using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. Openstack does not support this approach well as it is in Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack. You can hardly find any tutorial online describing this approach and this might be the first. Let’s get started!

Be the automator!

Today I saw an awesome video of a presentation by Glenn O’Donnell. In his presentation, Glenn states that it’s not about technology, it’s about services. Service design is modular with a logical structure. Approach it as a system and try to improve it as a whole, not just tiny pieces of it. To do that, […]

Phasing out legacy command line options

For historical reasons, rsyslog offers a number of command line options which are actually configuration settings. These stem back to the days of the original syslogd, where the conf file was just a routing table and "all" other configuration was done via the command line. Some of them (e.g. -r to enable listening to the standard UDP port) have already been removed quite a while ago. Now, we are very serious about removing the rest of them.

Understanding Formatted Capacity versus Unformated Capacity

Have you wondered why Formatted Capacity is lesser than the Unformated Capacity of a Hard Disk. Do take a look at this article Formatted capacity confusion clarified
Storage hardware is using the base 10 system and software is using the base 2 system. So no storage is actually lost, it is just a question of how the information is represented.

Understanding Formatted Capacity versus Unformated Capacity

Have you wondered why Formatted Capacity is lesser than the Unformated Capacity of a Hard Disk. Do take a look at this article Formatted capacity confusion clarified
Storage hardware is using the base 10 system and software is using the base 2 system. So no storage is actually lost, it is just a question of how the information is represented.

Oracle Solaris 11 Derived Manifest with Automated Installation

I have been looking at Derived Manifest recently so that I can have one manifest to control the installation of Oracle Solaris 11.2 FCS on our dual boot desktops.

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Compiling udunits-2.1.24 on CentOS 6

The UDUNITS package supports units of physical quantities. Its C library provides for arithmetic manipulation of units and for conver
Step 1: Download udunits-2.1.24 from ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/udunits/
Step 2:Untar and compile

Compling ANTLR 2.7.7 on CentOS 6

What is ANTLR?
ANTLR, ANother Tool for Language Recognition, (formerly PCCTS) is a language tool that provides a framework for constructing recognizers, compilers, and translators from grammatical descriptions containing Java, C#, C++, or Python actions. ANTLR provides excellent support for tree construction, tree walking, and translation. There are
Step 1: Download ANTLR 2.7.7
Step 2: Untar ANTLR-2.7.7

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