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So… I’m at university. University of Waterloo to be exact. It’s been almost a whirlwind – it’s both more and less hectic than IB, if that makes sense. There’s more to do – activities, events and maintenance things (laundry, grocery shopping and so on.) And the same time, there’s less – schoolwork isn’t as demanding […]
Amazon markets Spot Instances as a way to reduce the price you pay for instances. So, continuing my efforts to reduce expenses on EC2, I looked into using spot instances. Spot instances are essentially just like normal instances. You can create your own AMIs, where you essentially create an image and tell Amazon to create […]
Update Jul 2014 – use the shiny new SteamCMD tool. Also, I started using DigitalOcean instead of EC2 (marginally cheaper, incredibly easier to setup) Create a Instance – spot works Install wget, tar, ncompress – depends on your distro, fedora 17 by default didn’t come with this (which, btw, is WTF?!) Also, screen to run […]
Normally I disable SELinux – for a home user, the additional security it provides isn’t worth much. But for some reason I left it enabled on this install of Fedora 15. Which led to problems when I tried to get phpMyAdmin working out of my home directory.
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/hh377174 – Critical Career Paths for IT Pros
Now that Xen and a dom0-capable kernel have been installed, it’s time to combine the two. There’s essentially two steps to this: Set up grub to boot Xen Set up Fedora to automatically start the Xen management services
git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.39 && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/next-2.6.32 && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg && git checkout -f xen/stable-2.6.32.x && git pull && yes “”|make oldconfig && make rpm-pkg Now I have to mix it all together in a crontab […]