As a result of work I've been doing for illumos, I've recently gotten re-engaged with internationalization, and the support for this in libc and localedef (I am the original author for our localedef.)
I've decided that human languages suck. Some suck worse than others though, so I thought I'd write up a guide. You can take this as "your language sucks if...", or perhaps a better view might be "your program sucks if you make assumptions this breaks..."
I'm going to say some things here that may be controversial. Certainly that headline is. But please, bear with me, and read this before you judge too harshly.
As another writer said, 2014 has been a terrible year for women in tech. (Whether in the industry, or in gaming.) Arguably, this is not a new thing, but rather events are reaching a head. Women (some at any rate) are being more vocal, and awareness of women's issues is up. On the face of it, this should be a good thing.
The other day someone asked on the #zfs IRC (irc.freenode.net) chat about using ZFS at home. As one of the early adopters, I can say it is a great idea! I've been running ZFS at home since late 2005. The first pool of "stuff" I created has been upgraded, expanded, and had its drives replaced. In 2008 I created the latest version of "stuff" as a simple mirrored pair of HDDs. The prior version of "stuff" was transferred to the 2008 pool which is still in use.
A new maintenance release to Oracle VM Server for SPARC has been released, providing
several enhancements described in the What's New page.
adds support for private VLANs
relieves virtual I/O scalability constraints.
This was already announced in the Virtualization Blog,
There is a rich set of virtualization sessions at Oracle OpenWorld, with presentations by experts, and with customer experience and insight. That starts with the General Session
with Wim Coekaerts, Senior VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, on his virtualization strategy and roadmap.
After many years of being faithful to UW IMAP it was time to move on. The move was required since UW IMAP was no longer being supported and I was having problems using it with latest version of Horde Webmail, so I decided to install Dovecot on our Oracle Solaris 11 systems.
I was surprised how easy the installation went to get Dovecot working on Solaris 11, which was pleasing.
I get a lot out of video reviews. YouTube is often one of my first stops when I’m shopping around, even for cheap things. So I thought I’d try my hand at it for a product I recently bought, a car dashcam.
I’m reasonably happy with the way it turned out, but man was it hard work. Coming up with 12 minutes of things to say was easy, but having to pair it with 12 minutes of video is insane.