In the frenzied, insular world of a Silicon Valley startup it can be easy to lose perspective on the broader community in which we live and work. Among the great hackathon projects to come from our bi-annual engineering event was the idea of “Angel Sharks”, a group of volunteers at Delphix who provide opportunities for volunteering and community giving.
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A quick blog entry about getting Solaris PXE boot working with Microsoft Windows DHCP server. I was always told it was easy but I never managed to get it to working even though a lot of people I talked to had it working.
Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform. SmartDataCenter is the container-based orchestration software that runs the Joyent public cloud; we have used it for the better half of a decade to run on-the-metal OS containers — securely and at scale.
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.