Tuesday, July 29, 2008

VMware ESXi Hypervisor Now Free

After making VMware Player and VMware Server available for free and the VMware toolkit open source under a GPL license, VMware now makes VMware ESXi Hypervisor available at no cost.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SedTris - a Tetris game written in sed.

I've seen irc clients written in sed and I've seen a lot of sed magic in my time, but this is just ridiculous...

A Tetris game written in sed.


Sun announced intentions to release SunWebServer under BSD license

Sun will opensource part of their web stack under a BSD license.

"Sun announced
that it is open sourcing the core components of the Sun Java(TM) System Web Server 7.0 and Sun Java(TM) System Web Proxy technologies under a BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) license in the Web Stack sub-project of the OpenSolaris community. The Web and Proxy source code will be available in CY08Q3."


"We're pleased to announce that the Web Stack project will be taking on the Open Source releases of the Sun Web and Proxy Server.... under a BSD license. Read about this and other plans in the Sun press release"

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Microsoft Reaserch Singularity Project - Open Source on Codeplex

You can grab the source code of the Singularity OS RDK - a Microsoft Research project from codeplex (Microsoft's version of SourceForge for Open Source Projects Hosting). It's basically an OS written mostly in managed code. It also uses a microkernel.

Running the thing is pretty simple. Just build world and run the ISO in VirtualPC.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Puttycyg, screen, zsh and irssi on Windows

Remeber PowerShell + PowerTab + PCSX + Console + Terminus?
Here's something even nicer: Puttycyg + Terminus + GNU Screen + ZSH + irssi:

Friday, July 04, 2008

AWK tricks - clearing the screen and scrollback buffer.

You can put this in your logout profile to fill up the screen buffer (clear just won't do on some systems with a multiple page console scroll-back buffer).

Filling the screen buffer with new lines:

awk -F 'BEGIN{ for (i = 1; i <= 3000; i++) printf "\n"; exit}'

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