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Locales on SmartDataCenter

In one of my earlier posts, I briefly touched installing a locale on a solaris zone. It was and still is an easy procedure. On the GZ of SDC, most of the locales are installed already. If you have a SmartMachine provisioned in your environment, you can probably see what . . . Read more

Configuring Centos 6 VM NFS client on SmartOS with SDC

If you are using one of the Centos 6 datasets in SmartDataCenter, it is a breeze to setup an NFS client. Centos6 and the VM provided use “service” utility to start the necessary services at boot time and some of those services are “off” by default in a stock kernel . . . Read more

TextExpander Insanity

If you are using a Mac, and if you have not heard of TextExpander regardless of your Job, you should totally check it out. It is a shortcut typing utility which will let you assign hotkeys to anything!. You can use it to create emails, notes, command line shortcuts and many . . . Read more

Solaris ck* Tools

There are bunch of tools under Solaris systems that make your coding life easier, if you find yourself keep writing the same code over and over again in your scripst you might want to look at these tools. In my Openindiana 151a System, I have the following root@oi151a:~/Proj# ck ckdate . . . Read more

mDNS on OpenIndiana 151a

I stumbled upon the term at work. I knew nothing about it. I got really curious, because I’ve seen it in various places, could not resist and asked around and learned a bit about it. mDNS, aka multicast DNS is a protocol where you can use DNS related operations when . . . Read more

Mac OSX Alfred Extension

One of the apps that I really like under Mac OSX is this app called Alfred. It is a powerful launcher that is very similar to QuickSilver. Having used both, I settled with Alfred for my personal preference. Alfred is a free app but you can really extend the functionality . . . Read more