Beef and Guiness pie!
There’s something therapeutic about cooking (when you’re not hungry.) This recipe takes time and a little patience. Recipe: Beef Guinness Filling 1kg Chuck/Casserole steak (cheap beef cut) cut into 2cm cubes 4 medium onions - cut into chunks 3 carrots - cut into chunks 2 sticks celery (optional) - cut into chunks Thyme 3 gloves garlic - crushed 2 cups of Guinness 2 cups...
Puppetizing your SDE
In an effort to learn puppet from the ground up, I have started puppetizing my desktop. Having worked in multiple development environments, many of the developers I’ve worked with love tearing down the SOE and installing their preferred unix flavour. After the base OS has been installed a bunch of standard tools need to be reinstalled from the SOE to allow developers to do their...
Unattended Windows 2008 install
I while ago, I was given the task of automating the Windows server 2008 install, to allow users to deploy VMs with WebSphere Portal and WCM installed on Windows server 2008. The only tool you’ll need (well that I used) was vLite. vLite was created for Vista and Server 2008, but also works for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. About vLite Using vLite you can remove unused packages...
P2V: Upgrading your Tivoli Directory Server to 6.3
So my IT Administrator came up to us (Systems team) the other day asking if we could virtualise two old LDAP servers to free up some rack space in our server room. This is a popular trend in businesses today to consolidate hardware, not only for maintenance costs but to increase utilisation of existing applications. I thought it might be helpful and handy to write a guide on how we do it here. ...
Every good story has an introduction. Here’s mine. In the last year, I’ve found more about myself than in the last 20 years of my life. Yes, I’ve observed, during those 20 years, but I never really deduced anything from it. Lately, I’ve been pretty immersed in self-experimentation, viola the idea to track my goals and share with you some of my whacky experiments. Step...