Computers

News and info for August 2017

Howdy!   Alright, I must admit that it has been quite a while since I really have posted anything. There has been a lot going on, but finding time to sit down and write things isn’t always easy. First off, the site has been moved off of Fookushima, the G5 Quad has been removed from […]

Computers Electronics

April Update 2016

The G5 quad is doing great. The system has been up for more than 175 days now after traditionally it crashing out after 30. I am currently running the stock cooling system until issues are resolved with the other one. Though, I’m out of town, so hopefully the factory one holds out well. I feel […]

Automotive Computers

Things that I’ve been working on…

Here is a random post with several things I’ve been working on over the last month that I figure you might enjoy..   This is a 1996 Bluebird Wanderlodge, I’ve been doing various things to it. I enjoy the drivers area as it kind of reminds me of a space shuttle with all the instrumentation […]

Computers Electronics Software

Zoneminder is back! More security cameras woooo! DIY CCTV

For those of you long time DoogieLabs site visitors you might remember this post from long ago when I had my old house and was using zoneminder to monitor the security cameras: http://doogielabs.com/2010/11/news-for-thursday-september-25th-2010/ It has been years since I’ve used it, though I have been longing to use it again because I had great success […]

Computers Electronics

Apple G5 Quad “Fookushima”

Realtime system status can be found here. There no need for me to write out a lengthy introduction for this machine as my intent was very clear with this project, and outlined here in the below video: This machine, as of May 5th 2015 now hosts the DoogieLabs.com website and all other associated websites and […]

Computers

“Military Rack”: Deployable servers and full network with wireless in a flight case.

One thing is for sure, we love our data. In modern society people use / need their data for various reasons. I have always been an advocate for personally keeping all my data and working from local copies versus storing stuff online. I have no problem with interacting online and sharing that information here, but […]

Computers

ffmpeg on Solaris Sparc, is very useful!

SO I had a video that I took while filming the stuff for the Talon, it was a camstudio encoded video that I filmed of the data logging software so I could sync the logs with the video. Since my video editing PC balked at opening the format, I decided to break out the Ultrasparc […]

Computers

It’s going to be a busy month!

New Online Shopping Cart has been setup! I have been working hard at getting a real online store front end setup on this site. To a point it is for testing and self education, if someone needs a site with a good online shopping cart and doesn’t want to pay a pretty penny, I have […]

Computers

Doogie, what the shibobbies are you doing to your site?

If you read my last post (if you were even able to) you’ll notice that things have been slated for a change here on the server. Before moving any other websites to the virtual host configuration scenario I must do some testing first. I figured in this case it would be easiest to just monkey […]

Computers

Vintage Collection: Sun Ultra Enterprise 3000

 Sun Ultra Enterprise 3000 [DoogieLabs Vintage Computer Collection] I picked up an Enterprise 3000 that had been sitting at the recycle for a few months. Everytime I saw it I passed it up because I couldn’t spend a great deal of money on something that’s well, useless. However, this very last time it was made […]

Computers

News and ramblings 11-27-2012

The site looks a little bit different? Indeed, I was actually able to take some time and get some material posted up which is very nice. I basically sat at home over the entire holiday weekend and messed around with computer stuff. I did some performance tweaking on the server, a little bit more programming, […]

Computers

Solaris ZFS Fun!

I have been working to make some fundamental changes to the DoogieLabs site and server. It was recommended to be by a friend to check out ZFS, he said I had no idea what I was missing. He was very right indeed, and after some research I uncovered something additional. No standard RAID 5 is […]

Computers

DoogieLabs Solaris Tools

DoogieLabs Solaris Tools & Utilities Current Release: Download Solaris Tools v0.2 / December 2012 Older Releases: Download Solaris Tools v0.1 I have been using some of these tools with my Solaris box ever since I got it initially, and now that I’ve worked hard on a backup program I figure I can release it and […]

Computers

HOWTO: Setting up the RSC Console

Setting up the RSC Console Some sun servers include what’s called an RSC Card. RSC stands for “Remote System Control” and provides a way to “white switch” a server without actually having to be at the facility it’s located at. The RSC Card is basically a self contained computer containing serial ports, ethernet, and a […]

Computers

Upgrade for the V880!

I got the cable in that I have been wanting for a very long time. . I decided to make a video of the installation process, pretty neat! I ran a UnixBench routine at the end for a real world filecopy example. I have noticed that there is a slight performance hit when copying to […]

Computers

News and Blog for September 5th, 2012

With the Sun Server at home, work has been a bit crippling especially when combined with moving. As some of you know, I have been using SunRays in my shop ultimately consolidating the number of full computers I would need running around the place. Now I have found myself in a situation where I’ll be […]

Computers

pbzip2, Multithreaded bzip2 application

Since I have a MASSIVE amount of parallel processing at my disposal it can come in real handy when working with extremely large files. This week I recovered a full terrabyte drive that had a completely hosed NTFS partition on it. After dd’ing the entire disk into an image and recovering the files it’s time […]

Automotive Computers

Blog and news for Friday, July 22nd 2012

Maintenance Notice! The Icebox server will be moved to a new location no later than August 31st, 2012. We expect the move to take a few hours and there will be minimal service interruption. We expect the move to take place on a Sunday evening. Please continue to check back and I’ll post an exact […]

Computers

How to read and write data from and to tapes in Solaris / Unix / Linux

I did not write this myself, This lovely howto was originally located at: http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/staff/hvoss/TapeHowto.html .. However since it was wiped clean off their website I decided to re-post everything in its entirety here. Thanks Hauke for writing such a wonderful how-to probably a very long time ago. To everyone else, enjoy 🙂 This How-To describes […]

Computers

News and Blog for Thursday, May 7th 2012

Back after a very hard week! Some of you may have noticed that last week the icebox server was down and unavailable for use. This was actually a result of my boneheadedness in thinking that a 25watt PCI card is some how hot pluggable. Compound this with being sick at the beginning of the week, […]

Computers

News & Blog for Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Whats up everyone! Summer is getting closer, its nice to see it consistently warm outside. Then with yesterdays snow, I was reminded how much I REALLY like it when it’s warm outside. I really hope that it’s here to stay. Does anyone remember Pine, or alpine? This may seem a little weird but I’m still […]

Computers

What the whole thing changed again!

I decided to change up the site again to something a little more user friendly. I wanted a CMS that is flexible, popular, and multi platform. So I found word-press. The software seems really secure, and nothing is without its give and take. There are a couple of things that I have needed to adjust […]

Computers

New Video! Tour of my SunFire V880

I decided to post up a video showing the ins and outs of my Sun Server. I am actually almost finished up with everything on it. IF YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT HAS THE SUN PCi II Drivers PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP! I cannot find them anywhere online thanks to a once awesome computer company […]

Computers

New Server!

So with the Server issues that I have had it got me thinking about more expensive hardware, the good stuff. Computers that are meant to be servers, designed with fault tolerance and built with decently branded components to avoid the cap explosion that killed the Powerhouse server, and the generation of server before that. I […]

Computers Electronics

It’s back up!

Finally got the server back up and running, it blew ALL of the capacitors! yuck Here is a shot of the load testing, seemed to work just fine. It was not very fun to fix, this is the SECOND DELL that has taken a shit on me when used as a server. I am finally […]

Life and General

News for Wednesday December 9th, 2009

3/4/2012 update: This post marks the opening of the original DoogieLabs site, which was based on the e107 CMS. All original blog entries and published pages have been recovered. The years of work and extra notes however, have not.   Welcome to the DoogieLabs site, this site is under construction currently and will see some […]