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.

Vodaphone:

--- 137.157.8.5 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

Telstra:

--- 137.157.8.5 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.

Source: esty.com

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.

[plain]
sudo pkg set-authority -O http://staticdev.uk.openindiana.org:10002 oi-sfe
sudo pkg refresh --full
sudo pkg install SFEmplayer2 SFEgccruntime
[/plain]
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.

[bash]
#!/usr/bin/bash

INTERFACE=$1
ADDRESS=$2
GATEWAY=$3

V6AUTO=1

errorCheck()
{
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
echo "ERROR: $@"
exit 69
fi
}

# Handle Args
if [ $# -ne 3 ]; then
echo "ERROR: Invalid arguments"
echo "Usage:nt$0: INTERFACE ADDRESS/CIDR-MASK GATEWAY/DEFAULTROUTER"
exit 1
fi

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"
fi

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

echo "--> Finished setting $ADDRESS on $INTERFACE with $GATEWAY default route ..."
[/bash]

"What is that? Can you mute it?"

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE7AaTVMXA0&w=480&h=390]

"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