Apr 162017

This is x8dtu (named after the Supermicro motherboard). This will be the new FreshPorts server. In short: FreeBSD 11 booting off a mirrored pair of zfsroot SSDs 4.5TB of mirrored ZFS 196612 MB of RAM (yeah, that’s 196GB of RAM) Supermicro X8TDU motherboard Intel Xeon E5620 @ 2.40GHz (two of those, giving 16 CPUs) NOTE: […]

Mar 122017

I’ve been given a Dell PowerEdge R610. I’ve installed two 30GB SSDs and installed FreeBSD 11 on it. It will become a tape library server. The swap: The zpools: Oh, well, that’s a problem. Let’s fix it: There. Fixed. Just. Like. That.™ The filesystems: And dmesg:

Feb 192017

As found at: http://web.archive.org/web/20160309091535/http://pentabarf.org/Email Variables The following variables may be used in the text and subject of the mail {{name}} The name of the recipient. {{person_id}} The person-id of the recipient. {{conference_acronym}} The acronym of the conference if the recipients are conference specific. {{conference_title}} The title of the current conference if the recipients are conference […]

Feb 092017

This page will hold slides from talks I have presented. This list is not complete. Tips on running a conference for 250 people all by yourself – EuroBSDCon 2012 – slides

Jan 212017

You like tech. You know you like it. Do you know what part of tech you are most passionate about? I credit a Google employee for the following idea. It was told to me while I was at the FreeBSD Foundation booth at GHC 2016. The following is a relatively cheap project you can do […]