Sketchy Graphs with RRD

Experiencing sketchy and patchy graphs with RRDtool? Could be because the data sources are out of bounds. Increasing the limits (rrdtune(1)) fixed it for me.

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FLOSS Meet at NIT Calicut

Back from the Floss meet at NIT, Calicut where I gave a presentation on BSD titled – The Devil's Side of OpenSource. At the start of the talk there were < 5 in the audience who were aware of BSD, the number should now be > 125 at least. 🙂

Everyone knew what Linux (the product) was though! 🙂

http://glugc.nitc.ac.in/conference/poster_html

also spoke at the conference.

Thanks to the organizers (Dilip and Praveen) for extending extreme hospitality to us. The entire trip was a pleasant experience. Any more hospitality and we would have ended up missing the return train to Bangalore! 🙂

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Moved to enlightenment 0.16.8 CVS

e16.8 CVS needed getttext-devel to compile. After installing it over a pathetic 19.2Kbps connect on Reliance Rconnect roaming from Calicut last evening, the CVS compiled and runs just fine. Some cool features now in CVS:

– Support for the Xcomposite extensions for drawing border shadows. This does not turn on for some reason.
– The much needed systray for docable applications like Gaim and Rhythmbox. I need not have the big ugly GTK windows on a clean enlightenment desktop anymore! 🙂

Here at NITC (formerly REC, Calicut) where am presently attending the one day FLOSS seminar (I presented a talk on BSD), they have a great WiFi network which you need to step outside of the guest house room to access. The SMC54G PCMCIA wireless card which carried along for me simply refuses to associate with the access point for more than 10 seconds at a stretch. I tried it on Fedora Core 3 and in Windows XP. I ultimately had to give up and stick to the CDMA connection.

Some connection is better than no connection.

The presentation went well. Only 3 people raised hands when I checked for BSD awareness. Now some 125+ people know about the devil! 🙂

Shanker Balan

Shanker Balan is a devops and infrastructure freelancer with over 14 years of industry experience in large scale Internet systems. He is available for both short term and long term projects on contract. Please use the Contact Form for any enquiry.

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