links for 2010-04-15

  • If you're a VMware user I'd suggest filling out this survey about snapshots. The snapshot capabilities in vSphere are very limited, and having things like automatic expiration, quota management, etc. would be awesome.
  • This is big news, though them not selling drive carriers will suck a bit. However, if you want to run SSDs in a machine and don't want to pay $1500 for a 50 GB SSD you can, once again… That's really why I'm looking forward to it. There doesn't seem to be a good third-party drive carrier option, perhaps the trick is just to order extra drives, take them out of the carriers, and sell them on eBay.
  • Chris Siebenmann is a pretty prolific blogger, and while I disagree with him sometimes about stuff he's dead on here. Sysadmins are not interchangeable cogs, except at basic levels, and what you can achieve by letting some staff be specialists in a technology usually far outweighs the risks, assuming documentation and that each specialist has a backup person.
  • Even though I think Flash is terrible, slow, buggy, and insecure, and Adobe a bunch of douchebags for their recent unprofessional behaviour regarding Apple's stance, a lawsuit might actually be a good thing for iPhone/iPad developers. Someone needs to call Apple out on their rules changes, denials of app updates with the name "Pad" in them, etc. Legal action from Adobe, done right ("fighting the injustices done by Apple"), might do wonders for Adobe's image.
  • "When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns." This changes nothing, except the number of laws we have. All of the crimes cited as examples here WERE ALREADY CRIMES. This new law adds nothing. I can't wait until someone is arrested because their SkypeOut number showed up in caller ID.

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