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Legacy Man

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Legacy Man
by Mauriat Miranda
(with apologies to Billy Joel)
It’s nine o’clock on a Wednesday
The regular files are looking neat
There’s an old dev sitting next to me
Trackin’ bugs in his Excel spreadsheet
He says, “Son, can you debug this memory
I’m not really sure how it works
But it’s bad and discrete and I knew it complete
When I wrote a […]

Automated FTP Script

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I’ve been doing some development for some embedded Linux devices which only support ftp and telnet. In order to automate transfer of binaries from my Fedora development host to the target embedded device I’m using this handy ftp script: pushftp.sh
#!/bin/bash

# arg1 = dest hostname
# arg2 = local file
# arg3 = dest dir

HOST=$1
SRCFILE=$2

USER=root
PASSWD=password
#DESTDIR=/usr/local/data
DESTDIR=$3

ftp -inv $HOST<<ENDFTP
user […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]

Sun Java Changes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Sun has made a significant step for providing users and developers better access and freedom with Java. Sun announced this week they will be open sourcing key parts of Java under the GPL. In effect most users should not see a direct impact on their Java usage, however in the long term Java will have […]

Linux Kernel Documentation

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Within every release of the official kernel source from kernel.org there is a provided /Documentation directory. This directory contains various notes, guides, tips, documentation, explanations and otherwise useful information. Majority of this content is provided in pure text format.
I thought it would be convenient if I could navigate through this infomation on the internet. So […]

Using Alternate Compilers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Users of Fedora Core 4, SuSE 10.0 and other distributions with GCC v4 may have found some open source softwares may not compile properly. Using alternate compilers may resolve the problem. FC4 also ships with GCC v3.2. There are many ways to specify alternate compilers during the build process, below are some ways.
Environment Variables
Most softwares […]