Archives week 21 of 2007

May 21, 2007 - May 27, 2007

Stupid messages from a BIOS (Computer replacement doesn't go well...)

The main server gave up the ghost this morning. Refused to boot due to the boot drive partition table being borked. Since we've known we had to replace it for ages decided to spend the day doing that.

Spent 4 or 5 hours researching motherboards, GPUs, CPUs, power supplies, cases, etceteras. Decided to go for ...

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Now for the practical side (Setting up tools to do BitFrosted file-systems)

Amber Mac of CityTV came in and shot lots of footage of the laptop this afternoon. Spent the morning talking with a chap who wants the OLPC to roll out in Canada/US (first). This evening/late afternoon I've been continuing work to get my development environment sugar-jhbuilt (as well as updated via portage to latest stable ...

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Unioning File Systems for Fun and Profit (Mostly fun...)

One of the specs for the laptop that's mentioned in BitFrost is that we're planning on using a unioned (Copy-on-Write (COW)) file system (likely AUFS) to produce a number of security effects (e.g. the core system software is on a r/o plane, with any changes happening only in a r/w plane above that software (and ...

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Catching up on email (And OLPC stuff too...)

Quiet day today, when I haven't been sleeping I've been either plowing through the thousands of backed up emails or working on little bits and pieces for OLPC (e.g. following up on some contacts at U of T). I'm updating the laptop to the newest stable build. Probably also see about putting a few non-standard ...

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