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Linux Clustering with Ruby Queue
"After the third cup of coffee, we had it: Why not simply create an NFS-mounted priority queue and let nodes pull jobs from it as fast as they could? No scheduler, no process migration, no central controller, no kernel mods--simply a collection of compute nodes working as fast as possible to complete a list of tasks. But there was one big question: was accessing an NFS-mounted queue concurrently from many nodes possible to do safely? Armed with my favorite development tools--a brilliant IDE named Vim and the Ruby programming language--I aimed to find out."
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( Permalink: Linux Clustering with Ruby Queue      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 7, 2004 )

Secure Your Wireless with IPsec
"This article will show you one method for locking down your wireless network so that nobody but you can use it. This approach will take you beyond WEP and MAC address filtering, both of which are a good start but have known exploits. This article expands upon the IPsec foundation and demonstrates an easy method for securing your Wireless Access Point (WAP)."
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( Permalink: Secure Your Wireless with IPsec      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 7, 2004 )

Review: The LC2100 LinuxCertified Laptop
"The LC2100 arrived with Fedora Core 2 pre-installed. LinuxCertified told us that Fedora Core 3 will get pre-installed on the laptop later in 2005 after further testing will take place in their labs. The laptop came with preconfigured SoftwareSuspend2 (suspend to disk, via LinuxCertified's own kernel version). It takes about 25-30 seconds to wake up the laptop after suspension. Unfortunately, instant sleep/awake does not work. Regarding durability, the laptop's battery time with Linux is about ~3 hours"
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( Permalink: Review: The LC2100 LinuxCertified Laptop      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Dec 7, 2004 )

PearPC: Mac-In-Box
"PearPC is a program that runs Mac OS X on a Linux or Windows PC. Technically, this is actually a side benefit, since PearPC's primary purpose is to emulate the PowerPC processor on the x86. As is the case with emulators of advanced processors, especially in the early state that PearPC is currently in, performance is sluggish compared to an actual PowerPC. But there's no denying that it's pretty neat to see the familiar Mac OS X desktop running within a window on a non-Macintosh system."
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( Permalink: PearPC: Mac-In-Box      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 5, 2004 )

wmctrl -- Shade, move, resize windows from a shell
"From the "why didn't I know about this before now?" file: this evening I discovered the wmctrl tool. With this you can access all of the Extended Window Manager Hints functions of your windows from the command line. What does this mean? Imagine hitting a key sequence and a specific window moves, and resizes to a certain section of your desktop. Hit another button and it shades, no matter what window has focus. I'll get into how to unlock all of this potential below."
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( Permalink: wmctrl -- Shade, move, resize windows from a shell      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 5, 2004 )

Optimizing the Solaris Network Cache
"This Tech Tip offers an optimized configuration for dedicated web servers running the Apache HTTP Server and the Solaris Operating System. This document is a brief how-to for using the Solaris Network Cache and Accelerator (SNCA)."
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( Permalink: Optimizing the Solaris Network Cache      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 5, 2004 )

Valgrind 2.2.0: Memory Debugging and Profiling
"Memory and performance problems plague most of us, but tools are available that can help. One of the best, most powerful and easiest to use is Valgrind. One thing stands out when you use Valgrind--you do not need to recompile, relink or modify your source code. Valgrind is an open-source project available under the GPL 2 license."
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( Permalink: Valgrind 2.2.0: Memory Debugging and Profiling      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 5, 2004 )

World of Warcraft
"Deputy Willem also tasked me with important duties as part of our fight against the encroachment of the Defias Brotherhood. I killed 12 of their members, collecting their distinctive red bandanas as proof of my achievement, and swung my mace with ferocity as I battled their local leader, Garrick Padfoot. Oh how I wish you had seen Willem’s face when I dropped Padfoot’s still-grimacing head at his feet."
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( Permalink: World of Warcraft      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 4, 2004 )

Preview of KDE 3.4
"KDE 3.3.2 was tagged today, so we should see a new bug fix release of KDE in the first or second week of December. Earlier this past week, the plans for a KDE 3.4 release were also finalized. This will be the last major KDE 3 release before KDE 4. KDE 4 will make use of the Qt 4 library which promises to be quite a revolution for KDE and all Qt applications, but will break binary compatibility with previous releases."
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( Permalink: Preview of KDE 3.4      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 4, 2004 )

1994 USL-Regents of UCal Settlement Agreement
"Finally, we have legally obtained the settlement agreement [PDF] between USL and The Regents of the University of California settling their 1990s lawsuits, thanks to Groklaw's dburns, who figured out that California has a Public Records Law, under which he made persistent application to obtain this document. Finally, after dotting all the i's and crossing all the required t's, he received the document from The Regents of the University of California's Office of the General Counsel, with a cover letter that reads in pertinent part"
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( Permalink: 1994 USL-Regents of UCal Settlement Agreement      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 4, 2004 )

Anti-hacker tool kit, second edition
This book is a comprehensive guide through the field of security tools that provides advice on how to use them. The authors cover tools for auditing and prevention, detection of incidents, investigation, response and remediation.
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( Permalink: Anti-hacker tool kit, second edition      Submitted by LogError Sat Dec 4, 2004 )

FairUCE
IBMs famous Internet Technology Group – creator of Robocode has released a spam filter that prevents spam from reaching the recipient's inbox by verifying the identity of the sender; and it stops the content-filter arms race. It is clever because it will stop the vast majority of spam without the use of a content filter, without requiring a probable spam or bulk folder that needs to be checked periodically.

( Permalink: FairUCE      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Dec 4, 2004 )

POSTAL 2: SHARE THE PAIN EXTENDED PREVIEW
"This game is a touchy one to review, in fact it’s a minefield. I served as part of the betatesting group for the OS X version of this upcoming game, and want to give readers a new perspective about this game that you may not read elsewhere. That said, I think the goal in this review is to explain what the game is about and what it’s not about, and readers can make their own informed guesses whether they will enjoy this game; the overall “star-rating” will be given according to if you buy seeking what this game is about. If you don’t want a game for these reasons, or if you feel even the remote chance you will be offended by the game, then ignore this rating. "
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( Permalink: POSTAL 2: SHARE THE PAIN EXTENDED PREVIEW      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 3, 2004 )

AirBuccaneers version 1.5
"As an entrant in the "non-FPS" category, this mod is quite different than most mods for FPS games. Instead of the usual Unreal theme of "Take the biggest gun you've got and pwn", this game isn't about big guns you carry around with your hands. Instead it's all about the cannons on the balloons. You must also be patient sometimes, you're not going to want to fire cannons every second. You have limited ammunition, so you have to shoot only when you know you can hit. The only way to get ammo is by flying your balloon back to your base and picking up a refill of ammo. "
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( Permalink: AirBuccaneers version 1.5      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 3, 2004 )

Solaris 10 review
"Solaris is both the oldest and most modern Unix operating environment, but the previous few releases have been somewhat lacking in innovation. Solaris 10 makes up for that by introducing a wealth of new and innovative features that catapult it out of the traditional proprietary Unix market -- where HP, IBM, and SGI live -- and into the mainstream server and workstation market -- the realm of Microsoft, Novell, and Red Hat."
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( Permalink: Solaris 10 review      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 3, 2004 )

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