February 2007

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I’ve always been a fan of Nexus products.  I mentioned before that when a product is good, I buy from it until it fails.  The power supply was dishing out one of those obnoxious high-pitched squeals that really drive me nuts.  There is another one of these units in my desktop machine that I’m typing this on right now.  There’s no such noise coming from that one.  I’m assuming this is a defect and am going to try to get a manufacturer replacement.  We’ll see how that goes.

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This post is incomplete when wikux.org is in full swing, I’ll do a better job.

Get and install the xen dom0 kernel sources from xensource.com

Install the xen userspace utilities also from xensource.com.

Add xend to startup

Get images from Jailtime.org — they are awesome

Edit the config file to correctly point to the kenel that is in dom0’s /boot

Rock and roll with a xm create command.


Take 3??

The new disk drives came today.  This post is somewhat of a placeholder to make sure that all the posts were copied over.  Soon, the server will be a Xen box with about 5 VM’s.


Router Redesign

I just received my WRT350N wireless router.  This has some pronounced benefits over my old computer IPCop router.  The main one being speed.

I think about equipment differently nowadays.  When I look at the web administration page, I see what cannot be done.  Why can’t this device support VPN?  Why can it support VLANs?  There is no reason.  The hardware can do anything it is programed to do.  Soon, there will be a stable ddwrt port to the device.  I don’t think I will be able to resist unlocking the device’s true power.

I got pretty good service from securemart.com, however, the story began almost a month ago when I order the router from pagecomputers.com.    I have gotten the worst customer service ever from pagecomputers and will never shop there again.  The first notification that the device was on backorder came two weeks after the order was placed.  At that time, the price of the router dropped from the time I had purchased it.  I asked for the price to be lowered to match what was on the web site and got no response.  A week after that, I asked for the order to be canceled because I purchased it from securemart.  After 3 days of no response, I received an email telling me that the item was on backorder.  _really_?  Don’t advertise things that aren’t in stock and improve your customer service.  You just lost a customer.