Sunday, May 29, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Some useful resource usage monitoring tools for Linux

ps -- of course (especially with 'fuax' options ... pipe to 'less')

psgrep -- filter output of process summary

top -- Can be run with commandline

htop -- Very handy

atop -- Active and cumulative resource monitoring
cnt -- Kernel patch req'd to get full function out of atop. Anyone know more details on this?

nethogs -- shows the top gobblers of network bandwitdh :)

iptraf - ANSI-colored text interactive IP traffic summary and monitoring tool

Also: netstat, mrtg, iftop, tcpdump, wireshark, netstat -anp --inet,, SystemTap,,,,, ...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Codebending / Illucia @ Vimeo

FASM Flat Assembler Manual

Codebending / Illucia

How to be Rich Instantly

Planning Your Day -- Jack Canfield

I hadn't considered this before - the angle that the subconscious can work overnight on ('right-brained') planning. Good point.

Another reason to thank God and review the day, and to ask for wisdom and guidance for the next.

Reverse Paranoia -- Jack Canfield

Jim Rohn - Don't be Broke and Stupid


Tom Peters - Innovation is Easy

Martin Gardner

Monday, May 2, 2011

Upstart Natty Narwhal Ubuntu 11.04 power fail b0rk...

Crash (power fail) partway through upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 to Mythbuntu 11.04...

Re-ran the upgrade again from the Mythbuntu 11.04 CD.

Unfortunately this left upstart b0rked.

'Fake' initctl was left in place - presumably as a vestige of the (failed) upgrade.

Attempt to start mysql server failed with 'fake initctl' complaint.

Searched unsuccessfully for fix in Ubuntu forums.

Seems to be fixed now with:

#apt-get install upstart --reinstall

#/etc/init.d/mysql start

seems to work OK.

Upstart Howto -- Ubuntu 11.04