Archive for May 2011

Ever wondered why 3G from Vodaphone is so crap? I did, so from Central station I did a ping test on each network one after another. Here is the difference between the latency to an AARNET connected host @ ANSTO. The results speak for themselves.


--- ping statistics ---10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet lossround-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 97.773/663.878/1901.235/612.384 ms


--- ping statistics ---10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet lossround-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 88.699/96.234/141.846/15.256 ms

I think Telstra is worth the extra money ...

I think the plastic clips would hurt ...

Yes, you are looking at a flogger crafted from cat-5 wiring. (Internet cable, in other words.) It sports a D-ring for easy hanging. This will satisfy your inner - or outer! - geek for sure. 🙂 Each tip is firmly wired in place and secured with bonding glue. Packs quite a sting, and will leave such distinct marks! This baby is bound to make your sub /beg.


Want mplayer2 (the newer fork of mplayer) that uses ffmpeg goodness to play all the latest avi's with funky codecs and mp4 hidef goodness. Some Openindiana contributors are building a lot of friendly packages in the oi-sfe repo.

sudo pkg set-authority -O oi-sfe
sudo pkg refresh --full
sudo pkg install SFEmplayer2 SFEgccruntime
P.S. Need to manually install SFEgccruntime as it was a forgotten dependency - This will be fixed I have been informed.
P.P.S - ALSO I have only tested and is only expect to work on OI_148

I love ipadm. It rocks. Much needed for Solaris and derivatives. I seem to keep forgetting the dam new ipadm commands tho. So I wrote this script to help me set up new Solaris machines and thought I would share.




if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "ERROR: $@"
exit 69

# Handle Args
if [ $# -ne 3 ]; then
echo "ERROR: Invalid arguments"
exit 1

ipadm create-if $INTERFACE
errorCheck "Unable to create-if $INTERFACE"

ipadm create-addr -T static -a local=${ADDRESS} ${INTERFACE}/v4static
errorCheck "Unable to set static v4 on $INTERFACE"

if [ $V6AUTO -ne 0 ]; then
ipadm create-addr -T addrconf ${INTERFACE}/v6addr
errorCheck "Unable to set v6 autoconf on $INTERFACE"

if [ $GATEWAY != "" ]; then
route add default $GATEWAY
errorCheck "Unable to set default router to $GATEWAY"
echo "!--> Not setting gateway as none was set ..."

echo "--> Finished setting $ADDRESS on $INTERFACE with $GATEWAY default route ..."

"What is that? Can you mute it?"


"It dosen't do that."

If you did not see all the biggest hits of the 2010 KFC Big Bash here they are - Awesome stuff. I do love David "The Canon" Warner's hit out of Tasmania off Hilfy ...

FoxSports Top 10 6's 2010 KFC Big Bash