So, over the last week I have been trying to get NIS to work with OpenSolaris in VirtualBox machines.

I managed to get the master server to work fine by doing the following:

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Goodbye George Ward Event – 2010-07-03

The George Ward School Association are attempting to organise a ‘Goodbye George Ward’ Event The date has been set for Saturday 3rd July, from 10am – 5pm with a Celebration Ball in the evening from 7.30-11.30pm. (Tickets to be sold to public nearer the event)

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Apple iPad

So, I’m a little late to the blogsphere on this one, but then when am I not? I’ve read some pretty damning things about the iPad, it doesn’t have a SD card reader, it doesn’t have a camera, it has files and no file system, it doesn’t do Flash, and that the name suggests a type of adult nappy… I thought that I’d look at these comments and generally give my views on the iPad and it’s hardware.

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Second thoughts on RSS

OK, so back in July I posted my praises of Google Reader and RSS technology. Today however, I’m not so sure. I’ve been without Internet for a couple of weeks, and I’ve just looked at my Google Reader…Over 1000 stories for me to look at…I’m never going to have the time!

They don't make them like they used to...

Faye has got a new phone, some up-to-date Nokia to replace her old 6200. Her 6230 still works apart, just the battery doesn’t hold a charge very well.

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My new work area

Well it’s been a while since I last posted here. Though it’d be right that I come back with tales of new desks, screens and computers!

So what’s new? I’ve left Camberley, worked for the MoD over the summer and am now back in Aber living with Faye (hopefully a film of the flat coming soon). Since being in Aber I have bought a new desk, a new chair (which is annoyingly not here), a pair of new monitors and a new shiny computer.

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Camino 2.0 is on the way

Yesterday while surfing the web, a pop-up notified me that the Camino 2.0 RC was available to download and install! Heading over to Camino’s web site, I found the team thanking all the beta testers.

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Snow Leopard ships!

I pre-ordered my copy on Monday at work, and this morning was greeted by this:

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XP doesn't do relative links

At work I’ve got a situation where I want to store a load of files in a central location, and then scatter links across the rest of the file system (for reasons best not explained here). The file system will be picked up and moved at some point, and indeed everybody accesses this file system through different addresses, so a relative link is exactly what I wanted. Under UNIX, I’d do something like this:

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RSS & Google Reader

Yes, it would appear I’m becoming a little more Web 2.0 compliant…I now use RSS and Google Reader. For years I couldn’t understand why you would want RSS, I had bookmarks and could click on them and look at the site myself, but there’s something about having everything in one place which is very nice.

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