NodeConf 2013

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to attend NodeConf 2013. The event was held at the fantastic Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County. The Ranch certainly knows how to look after conference-goers — an amazing variety of good quality food, beautiful grounds and friendly staff made for ... »

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Interactive Manta Jobs with mlogin(1)

It is 6am on Tuesday the 25th of June, 2013 — at least, it is in US/Pacific — which means we at Joyent are finally lifting the covers off of our new product: Manta. Manta is a brand new system that spans the twin pillars of Object Storage and Compute to ... »

Sending Postfix Mail Via Comcast SMTP

I recently had need of mail output from a cron job in a zone on my SmartOS server at home. My connection is via Comcast cable, and unfortunately they seem to block outbound SMTP (port 25). As it happens, they have an SMTP relay host that you can use from ... »

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DTrace and JSON: Together at last!

In August of this year I jumped on a plane and moved from Australia to San Francisco to work for Joyent. It's been busy and exciting, from learning about a new city to finding my stride in a new role. I thought I'd take a moment to talk about a ... »

Disable the Swoosh animation for Mac OS X Spaces

So, as it turns out there's a way to disable the motion sickness-inducing Swoosh! animation that happens when you switch between Spaces (virtual desktops) in Mac OS X. This appears to work on my 10.6.5 machine, but I haven't tested it anywhere else. defaults write ... »

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