Monthly Archives: June 2013

Movie Reviews – 2013

Lincoln – good if you like American history or politics Superman (Man of Steel) – good script, very good CGI, great villain (General Zog). Century 21 San Jose has a huge screen. Highly recommended. Star Trek – good for people … Continue reading

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SF Bay Area Transit Strikes

Two Bay Area transit systems, BART and AC Transit, are considering striking next week. If you can’t work from home, and can’t carpool, at least keep informed: BART strike: Guide to getting around the Bay Area during shutdown

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ATSB Releases Final Report On A380 Engine Failure

Well, the good news is that Australian accident investigators have identified the root cause of the 2010 Qantas A380 uncontained engine rotor failure (UERF) – oil pipes with mfg. flaws. The bad news is … well, nobody wants to talk … Continue reading

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Surfing Glacier Waves

Garett McNamara: Meet the daredevil who surfs glacier waves

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Linux Filesystem Flush Parameters and Performance

I had an interesting server performance issue recently on a mail server. It just wasn’t performing as expected. Load was averaging 6.0 to 7.0 instead of the expected 3.0, and more importantly, the system was sluggish and jobs took twice … Continue reading

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