I recently updated my home server with 3 new 2 TB drives, only to realize that they were not being recognized when booting up Ubuntu 13.10. The motherboard I’m using is an Intel D975XBX2 which has a secondary Marvell Controller (typically used for setting up a RAID array). Here is what I had to do in order to get this to work. Continue reading
Unless you are fortunate enough to not need one, getting a job can be either extremely difficult and devastating or it can be fun and exciting. What I have found, though, is that it all depends on certain factors:
- What does this job require of me?
- What do I require of this job?
- If it requires me to move:
- Is the company worth the impact of the move?
- What impact will it have on me and my family?
- If something happens to me at this job, what does the job market look like for my field in that area?
- Does it make financial sense
- etc. etc. etc.
These and others are some of the many things I have to personally consider with any opportunity, but it becomes even more complex now that I have a family of my own to consider in all of this. With all job opportunities though, it all boils down to how you either represent yourself, or how you are represented. This article is for anyone who is considering being represented and my recent experience having gone this route as well. Continue reading
Note: This is a work in progress!
No matter what language we code in, we are always presented with a problem that makes us better software technicians after we solve them. These problems are ones that are not found in popular blog posts or written by a thousand different developers each sharing his or her own personal belief of which method is better. Rather, they are problems that you find by understanding the core dynamics and philosophies surrounding theoretical Software Development principals many with Computer Science degrees take for advantage. Continue reading
Something to remind myself of when installing this stuff on a new system again. Was running into the following error:
gems [BUG] rb_gc_mark unknown data type corrupted object ruby 358
Was due to project using a different version of ruby than I had on my system… Continue reading
A sample ASCII art representation of a heap tree I created while doing a little reading up on it. I plan to write a full article on this, but for now thought I’d share this in case anyone was looking for a quick “copy/paste” example of a heap tree that they could use for their own trial/error/learning sessions.
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