Technology

Digital Ocean FreeBSD status

I’ve setup this website on a FreeBSD droplet on Digital Ocean. I want to start off by saying that DO is a wicked cool service that is both relatively cheap, quick, and slick. However, there’s currently a problem with their FreeBSD droplets. I’m getting some bad packet loss which is killing the performance of the service, which is why the website is taking so long to load. It’s a known issue that they’re working on but they can’t/won’t give me a timeframe.

OpenBSD sudo

$ sudo -s Password: Your mind just hasn’t been the same since the electro-shock, has it? Password: stty: unknown mode: doofus Password: :-D

Blackberry Pearl 8130

Well I’ve done it. Three months after switching jobs and no longer having a work phone I’ve gone out and bought myself one. My old number is with Heather Ann and she decided to keep it. I had to do a bit of give and take with what I wanted, however. Most importantly, I almost had no choice but to go with Telus (meaning a CDMA phone). I’m not a fan of CDMA for a couple of reasons.

Via Rail Internet

I’m currently on a VIA train heading home. Since Angelo bought the wifi service for the day and then just went to sleep, he let me use it. It’s almost useable (AJAX tends barf on it). It’s uplink is via satellite. hylarides:~ hylaride$ ping www.google.ca PING www.l.google.com (64.233.161.104): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 64.233.161.104: icmp_seq=0 ttl=240 time=1031.102 ms 64 bytes from 64.233.161.104: icmp_seq=1 ttl=240 time=1131.279 ms 64 bytes from

Dtrace

From Brendan Gregg: “seeksize.d prints the disk head seek distance by process. This can identify whether processes are accessing the disks in a “random” or “sequential” manner.” :-O