Yesterday I started a new blog to annoy the world with my boring stories on how I contribute saving our planet from ourselves. I’m small fish, but I think I do something nobel without being a bitch or a fundamentalist!
Today I got back from Eindhoven (NL) where T-Dose 2008 was held in the Fontys University of Applied Science. A nice venue, some good talks, but not to much audience. However, it’s was good to sync again with people there, and have interesting chats!
What I liked were the license and foundation talks. It’s good to know more about the GPLv3 (which I don’t like to much), and it’s good to know how an association is build around an OpenSource projects. I also learned lots about CentOS, new OpenQRM stuff, and well.. few other things!
I hope my talk help too, it was about Monitoring MySQL, in and around it.
I’ll be there again next year!
Yesterday I had to open OpenOffice spreadsheets and at some point I couldn’t anymore on my MacBook Air. Still on the beta, I installed the latest OpenOffice 3 stable, but no dice. My system went on to behave totally crazy again!
Now, today I tried fist to clean up the font databases. It didn’t prove to work for my previous problem, but well:
shell> sudo atsutil databases -removeUser
Now OpenOffice is happy and the ATSServer doesn’t go nuts on my CPU! Hopefully it will stay this way..
UPDATE: that didn’t work for my other account.. So, I went on removing some more stuff:
shell> sudo rm -Rf /private/var/folders/oq/oqUB8ER2GGuDcCkVN-aGqU+++TI/
Seems to go better.. Starting to wear me out..
One day we’ll change some defaults to be more realistic, but in the meantime, please make sure you have set your FragmentLogFileSize and NoOfFragmentLogFiles to something big! Like, if you have 20Gb, set it the size to 256Mb and number of log files to 176, something like that (watch the diskspace though!). The thing his, if you need to restore your backup, you will run into problems and it just takes time, precious time to get it back up!
Anyway, those are not the only ones, and those hard hard to set later on (needs initial node restart, rolling though).
For more than two weeks I was having a problem on my MacBook Air. At one point I magically fixed it going in Safe Boot (holding shift between boot sound and Apple logo), but I couldn’t pin-point the problem. Lucky I was again sleepless tonight, and I fixed it!
Oct 13 00:39:52 air com.apple.ATSServer: ATSServer(109,0xa0502fa0) malloc:
*** error for object 0x843000: incorrect checksum for freed object -
object was probably modified after being freed.
# sudo su - geert
$ mv ~/Library/Cache ~/Library/Cache.bak