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Misc [Apr. 30th, 2003|03:14 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
There was a thunder storm last night. We don't get those often in Oregon and I was all excited, running around outside in the rain and going "Whoa, whoa, did you see that one?!?". Whitaker thought I was retarded, but so was the whole Portland comunity on LJ, and his dumb ass gets excited to see mountains on the horizon, so whatever.

Moved my office from the middle bedroom to the dining room. It's nice and happy out here.... windows all around. Nice view. Open. Spacious.

My car's done at the shop... Whitaker's going to go take me to it. They fixed a transmission fluid leak and resurfaced the rotors (I never let the brakes get anywhere near low, so why they need resurfacing is beyond me, but the steering wheel was shaking like crazy while braking....).

The iControl docs for the BIG-IP from F5 requires, get this, Java and cookies. For browsing locally! How fucking brain-dead is that? Give me text, pigfuckers.

So, installing Java, but apparently there are two JREs (Sun and Blackdown) and Sun only builds with gcc2.95 and Blackdown builds with both gcc2.95 and gcc3. Because I'm using Mozilla 1.3+ which uses gcc3, I need the Blackdown ones. It's sad they need to make a table for it and even then items are marked with questions. I hate computers.

I also hate running a company, but whaddya gonna do?

Off to the mechanic & Burgerville.

[Holy shit ... for all the crap I give LogJam, it just auto-recovered my lost entry when I accidentally closed the terminal from which I launched it, killing it in the process. Except I have to launch it from a terminal or it locks X, so maybe the score's even ...]

[User Picture]From: funjon
2003-04-30 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I remember thinking that the requirements to use stuff with the BigIP was a royal pain in the ass.

This is probably why we managed them by ssh'ing in, editing the config files by hand, and bouncing daemons.

I also seem to remember it taking less time and being more reliable... especially when sitting in a colo cage with only a vt100 terminal available :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-04-30 04:41 pm (UTC)
I don't use the web tools to manage it... I ssh in too. The iControl stuff I'm talking about is an API/SDK for writing your own management tools for it. We want to script taking down nodes automatically for maintenance and such. (instead of them being down for a few seconds until the BigIP notices)
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