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lxc on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I’ve done a quick install of lxc on Ubuntu 14.04 and the only difference I have found so far since I did this back on Ubuntu 12.04 per the post here, is that lxc-list is no longer applicable and been replaced by lxc-ls instead.

I find lxc-ls doesn’t give much information at all, if ran without any switches, as per the example below;

root@papa:/var/lib# lxc-ls
web1

However, if you run it with the -f switch it outputs more information which clearly shows important details about the lxc containers.

root@papa:/var/lib# lxc-ls -f
NAME STATE IPV4 IPV6 AUTOSTART
------------------------------------
web1 STOPPED - - NO

Will continue to test this out further, but so far so good. Pretty impressed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS so far.

Ubuntu 14.04 Server and LXC

I am going to revive some older posts and attempt to perform similar work against Ubuntu 14.04 Server and LXC. Previously I had tinkered around with LXC on older Ubuntu release, now I want to do the same thing but on something newer.

So if things to go well, I should post some more content associated to Ubuntu 14.04 Server and LXC.

Abandoned Microsoft Surface RT

I’ve abandoned the Microsoft Surface RT, mainly due to lack of usage. I didn’t mind the interface, however I must say the lack of applications was a certainly a failing point in my opinion. I’ve since gotten rid of mine, as once I got my new MacBook Air I found I hardly used it.

I bet I am not the only person who has done this to be honest.

New Game Ordered – Watch Dogs on PS3

Was surprised to see that Watch Dogs was available for pre-order and releases in a few days. I remember seeing the videos for this game during the E3 in which it was originally shown/presented.

Since I don’t yet own a new console, still have my PS3, figured it would be a good purchase until I get a new console. Have decided that I will probably buy a PS4 sooner or later, may get an Xbox One eventually too if I can justify the purchase much later on.

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WordPress Comment Spam

I must say, in recent weeks I have seen a massive spike in the amount of comment spam that seems to be getting through the blog here. Most of it still is getting blocked by automatic methods, but seems I’ve had an increase in those items that seem to leak through the automatic phase.

Certainly getting a bit annoying.

Carnival Spirit – 8 Day cruise

Just got back today from a cruise on Carnival Spirit. We went for 8 days and it was good cruise. Had a good time, got to relax a bit and see a few ports I’ve seen before. Will be posting more pictures from the trip in the coming week, however below is a quick tease.

Captured this one from Noumea, where the Spirit docked in the Freight Terminal, as it cannot fit into the Passenger Terminal.

 

Freight Terminal - Noumea

Freight Terminal – Noumea

I’ve parsed the photo via a filter to give the picture a miniature look.

New Dell Inspirion Intel i3 – Model 3537

The new Dell Inspirion Intel i3 – 3537 I ordered the other week finally arrived today.

I got home cracked open the box and spent the last few hours playing around. So far I like it. Not a huge fan of the track pad, but no big deal as I was going to use it with a mouse and/or Bluetooth mouse. The keyboard is alright, I am sure I will get use to that. Seems to run alright.

First thing I did was bump the ram from 4gb to 8gb total. As I figured this will enable me to put VMWare Workstation on and run the odd virtual machine for some recording and testing when I am not wishing to be tied to the desk. Although it will chew battery power of course.

I am finding Windows 8.1 pretty easy to use. I will continue to use it and see how I go.

If your in the market for a budget machine, this one certainly ticks the boxes in  my opinion so far.

Backyard – Drainage Progress – Part 2

Yesterday since I had to look after the kids for the day, I decided to do more work in the backyard with the drainage. The aim was to setup the drains and back fill with blue metal. As you can see below it came up very good.

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Next step is to now back fill with some soil so that we can cover over the area with some other material, as we will be moving the kids big trampoline back to this spot as it won’t be a grassed area any more.

I put the hose in the last drain and left it running for a bit and like my previous test the water will hit the junction and go into the storm water line that goes to the street. So the water naturally finds the path along the trench in which I now have the arg line laid and covered it with blue metal.

Ubuntu 14.04 Server with TvHeadend and Realtek RTL2832U USB tuner

If you seen my previous posts here and here. I can confirm that the instructions I provided on the post here are still applicable to the installation of TvHeadend on Ubuntu 14.04 Server.

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server tonight and tested the installation process of TvHeadend per my other notes and it works fine.

Ironically enough so far I really like Ubuntu 14.04 Server, so I will leave it running for a bit and see how much I do like it after a few days and/or weeks.