My snipsnap bliki fails

I originally announced a new blog on this page a while ago, but set it up to redirect to my bliki. The host system, my Cobalt Qube died yesterday and I had also come to the conclusion that there are significant difficulties with blogging using snipsnap,  …

Open SSH on the Qube

I wrote a piece on my Oracle blog, on configuring SSH on my Cobalt Qube. It’s redundant now since the Qube and it’s Linux have gone. This snip/pointer was published in Feb 2016.  I quite liked the finishing line, “Now I can break the Qube from anywhere in the world”. …

Upgrading the Qube

Three days ago, I finally received another Qube with two shiny new disks and found that at home my 5 year old PC has an ethernet controller old enough to permit the recovery disk to boot. This part of the process is really neat and hard to get wrong. (I have initialised the Qube from the OS recovery disk. This involves booting another computer using the recovery disk which is a Linux disk. This system acts as a boot server and I configured the Qube to boot from the net.) I have just finished running the upgrade process for the Qube. Given the OS was published in 2001, there are 73 upgrades and order is significant. …