I am happy to see how many sites are participating in the SOPA/PIPA protest today. I am a bit disapointed that facebook did not join (at least yet), and google only doing a doodle seems a little bit on the weak side. Still its nice when so many people can show support for something so threatening. There is quite a list of sites that are blacked out in one way or another today.
I just wanted to share my NetApp customer service experience since usually people only share negative experiences. I needed to download a mib for a NetApp today. I really don’t like that I have to register an account just to download a mib but whatever. I was really upset after registering the account and entering a system-id to find that I didn’t have access to download any mibs. I saw that feedback button glaring at me so decided to give it a shot, left a “very dissatisfied” about download experience review.
Just a reminder that Xen Day Boston 2011 is coming up (December 9th). There’s still room to register, but spots are going fast! For more information see: http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2011/12/02/xen-day-presenters/
[ ]1 If you’re going to LISA in Boston this year consider registering for Xen Day on Friday Dec, 9. Registration is free and the schedule looks great.
I have a few invitations, if you want one drop me a line. For those of you that don’t know what google music beta is http://music.google.com
In case you weren’t paying attention in the last few weeks, today is the 12th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. It’s always the last Friday in July. A good reminder to not make changes on Fridays so you can stay out drinking with your colleagues. There are several places having meet-ups, if your near one or are in a position to make a day trip to one I am sure any of them would love to have you.
That’s right the Mentorship Program is turning 1. Like any youngster we’re still learning our place in the world. We have had growing pains but we still have a bright future. In the past year we have had three program chairs Jesse Trucks, Ian Parades, and Thomas Leyer (current chair). The core team consists of Lois Bennett, Thomas Leyer and me. I’d like to share some statistics with you. Projects initiated: 15
Well I’ve been running gnome-shell for a couple days now. Overall I like it, the desktop environment stays out of my way which is a good thing. But it has been staying out of my way a little too much. I have been missing a lot of instant messages since installing gnome-shell. The reason is because of the way the notifications work. If you actually sitting at your desk and you get a msg this tiny little bar pops up with the msg content, and its really nice you can just reply right there without ever having to open your chat client.
Well I gave unity the old college try in ubuntu 11.04. But last night I just couldn’t take it any more. There were some small rendering issues occasionally plus some tray programs like workrave had no place to go, at least that I could find anyway and I really need workrave to remind me to change from sitting to standing positions every so often. At any rate I decided to try gnome3 and gnome-shell.