On Exachk, ICMP Validations, and Updates via Proxy

Oracle Exadata’s Exachk script has a validation which prevents it from auto-updating if your system does not have direct ICMP access to updates.oracle.com. This is stupid, as most Exadata machines are not going to have that kind of exposure to the Internet at large. Yes, they will be firewalled, and so, no, ping will not […]

Open Tab Round Up November 2016 Edition

Some things you get to, and some things you don’t, and some things you like to just keep hanging around. This is November’s version of that. Sound http://musicforprogramming.net/ https://focusmusic.fm/ Watch Coldplay, Norah Jones, Avett Brothers, Car Seat Headrest, More Cover Leonard Cohen Live http://www.npr.org/event/music/478665908/explosions-in-the-sky-live-in-concert https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/isolate-switch-off-your-ears–4#/ Politics http://kottke.org/16/10/obamas-letter-to-his-successor-about-the-economy http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/8-years-in-obamas-america.html http://kottke.org/16/10/your-black-mirror-reading-list Tech https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-live-patch-ubuntu-linux-server-kernel-without-rebooting/ http://blog.erratasec.com/2016/11/how-to-teach-endian.html http://www.cs.utah.edu/~germain/PPS/Topics/recursion.html Knowledge http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-fall-s-1787095763 […]

Dear MTN Retentions Department

MTN asked my reasons for moving to prepaid. So I told them. Good day, Although my technical experience with MTN has been excellent, I have had numerous problems in a number of other areas, specifically related to contract. 1) Price increase during a contract term. I signed a contract with MTN to pay a certain […]

OTT Regulation is an Attack on Net Neutrality, but Zero Rating is just as Evil

Finally, the issue of Net Neutrality has arrived on South African shores, with money gluttons MTN and Vodacom making attempts at garnishing WhatsApp’s revenue through something shrouded in the phrase “OTT regulation”. Put simply, Vodacom and MTN want to charge content providers for providing their content to the networks’ clients. It’s complete nonsense, and shows […]

Open Tab Cleanup, January 2016 Edition

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