Unslung on my NSLU2

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Motivated by my friend KM here (sorry, Italian link), I decided to buy a Linksys NSLU2, a Micro-[en:NAS] based on [en:Linux]. Linksys (owned by Cisco) released since day one the source code of the tuned Linux Kernel, instantly allowing the Open Source community to hack this device in a million of ways. My requirements are very simple: I need to ... read more

Training Path #6 - 28 Apr 2008

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2.2 miles ~= 3.54 kms This time I was running with Luca: we pushed a bit the speed… but we practically died at the end of Blackfriars Bridge: still good, but next time I need to slow down to last more. Wish me good luck. I will run on the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on July ;) ... read more

Training Path #5

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2.05 miles ~= 3.3 kms Today I took it a bit easy: John was with me and he has a problem with his knee, so we decided to do only 2 miles to start. Very beautiful day: looks like full summer, with a very strong sun smiling to us. We passed through a big festival/party/something in South Bank: a lot ... read more

Training Path #4

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2.79 miles ~= 4.49 kms Almost to 3 miles. On Monday we will see if I can do that. ... read more

La prima Nanata

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No, non è il convincere la Lega che ha il ministero della “Sicurezza” e degli “Interni” la prima Nanata: quella è solo politica nel frattempo di calmierare e comprare Bossi&Co. Non è nemmeno mimare il fucile sulla giornalista russa che fa la domanda scomoda (e personale) a Putin: quello è il suo normale spirito da goliardico maschilista italiota. Ignorando, tra ... read more

Personalize your $PS1

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Fancy $PS1 setting The code to make the Bash prompt looks like mine is (~/.bashrc): case $TERM in xterm*|rxvt*) TITLEBAR='\[\033]0;\u@\h:\w\007\]' ;; *) TITLEBAR="" ;; esac; PS1="${TITLEBAR}\n\[\033[0;0m\][\033[0;32m\]time: \ \[\033[0m\]\[\033[1;31m\]\t\[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;0m\]]-\ [\[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;32m\]host: \[\033[0m\]\ \[\033[1;31m\]\h\[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;0m\]]-\ [\[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;32m\]user: \[\033[0m\]\[\033[1;31m\]\u\ \[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;0m\]]-[\[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;32m\]bash: \ \[\033[0m\]\[\033[1;31m\]\v\[\033[0;0m\]]\n\ \[\033[0;0m\][\[\033[0;32m\]cwd: \[\033[0m\]\[\033[1;31m\]\w\ \[\033[0m\]\[\033[0;0m\]]# " Thanks to Bash Prompt HOWTO. ... read more

Apache Hadoop on Mac OS X

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For some reasons I started to play with Apache Hadoop (Core): Hadoop is a software platform that lets one easily write and run applications that process vast amounts of data. Here's what makes Hadoop especially useful: Scalable: Hadoop can reliably store and process petabytes. Economical: It distributes the data and processing across clusters of commonly available computers. These clusters can ... read more