Tweets from Barcelona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

BonDia! Last two weeks been busy in Barcelona - read my tweets for a short impression.

This week IBM has also surprised us with the need to present an ID starting the 13th of November, and from that I have learned that I can get "one star" scores for an article - not because it is written poorly (at least I am assuming that), but because people are unhappy about what is being reported.

Personally, I have my reservations - but that is because I am a bit lazy. I do know from personal experience that it does not really get in the way. There are already many downloads that need an ID - openssl/openssh; the Express version of IBM Director, etc.

IBM mentions benefits - only reason I don't see them is because I have been using my ID for over 10 years to get automatic notifications. However, as my ID is not linked to my job at IBM I may need to get a second one, so that I can continue to get patches. I cherish my non-IBM ID because I believe it is important to experience IBM sites as a regular customer.

Bon Dia!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 November 2011 )
Long weekends and Joomla! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Short History

In 2001 ROOTvg.NET was developed using a combination of flat HTML and FrontPage. From 2004 to 2007 that was maintained as flat HTML. Late 2006 I took over as webmaster and looked at the new Joomla! that had just split off from Mumbo (in late 2005, early 2006 I think). I took about 6 months, with work, and back porting issues (from AIX 5.2/5.3 to AIX 4.3.3) to get it all up and running - June 2007 was the new look ROOTvg.NET.

In 2008 (at least, Joomla! came out with version 1.5, which - unfortunately, is not directly compatibke with Joomla 1.0.X. A migration and database update to UTF8 is needed (which needs iconv, etc, etc.).

Why am I talking about this? Well, again I am looking into migrating the ROOTvg.NET to a more modern CMS (content Managed System) ala Joomla. Ideally (for me) this would all work on PHP 4.4.X, but most developers seem to be focusing in PHP 5.3 (or later) these days - so that is getting harder. It may be that the site will have to be rebuilt almost from scratch. That is my problem.

Fortunately, the forums are not in Joomla. They have been running in SimpleMachineForums (smf) and I may stay with SMF, or move to PHPBB3. That will be without information loss.

"Real Soon Now" expect to see some changes.

Last Updated ( Monday, 31 October 2011 )
Three down, One to go... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

AIX Certification ... continuing story

I took two more tests - and as I feared, failed the HACMP 000-102: High Availability for AIX - Technical Support and Administration one. However, to my surprise, being honest, I passed what I thought was going to be the easiest test -  000-109: Virtualization Technical Support for AIX and Linux - v2.

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 October 2011 )
AIX Certified: Two Down - Two to Go! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

AIX Certified: anno 2011

About time - I was thinking. Back in 2002 - last time I tested - I was angry about the questions because they were almost the same as what was in the certification redbooks I read the next week. I was think - how is certification going to mean anything if they are practically publishing the questions? But, I kept my pin and certificate - which is how I knew it was 2002 that I last went.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 October 2011 )
What's going on? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Felt   

Been a long while since I worked a blog like entry. But so much is going on that it should not be too difficult for the coming weeks.

So what's going on with me? Keeping it limited to AIX and POWER the keywords/tokens are:
CAA - Cluster Aware AIX
HACMP (aka PowerHA, SystemMirror) and

My goal is to be doing some writeup's soon.

Almost forgot: Versioned WPAR support for AIX 5.3! 

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 October 2011 )
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