October 2003

Did I say something negative?:   Did I say something negative about OpenVMS in the last post? Is it possible??? What's up with all these problems we are finding in the operating system? (208 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

OpenVMS 7.3-2 released:   HP released version 7.3-2 of the OpenVMS operating system today. The announcement is available from the usual location. <rant>Considering the number of bugs we have discovered and the number of engineering escalations I currently have open, I can't say I'm going to be in a rush to upgrade...</rant> (48 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

64 CPU EV7 released:   HP today announced the availability of a 64 way EV7 based AlphaServer system. More details are available in the press... (40 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

MT-Blacklist released:   Jay Allen has produced a truly awesome plugin for Movable Type that blocks both comment and trackback spam. What more can I say but "installed". Oh, and thank you, thank you, thank you Jay. (34 words, 0 comments, 2 pings)

IPF porting white paper:   Hmm, I'm not sure how I missed this white paper on porting OpenVMS applications to Itanium, but it's well worth a read, as it contains some good common sense advice and some links to specifics. (36 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Comment spam:   Jay Allen was not content with the first solution, and is about to release a new MT Blacklist plugin to combat comment spam. (85 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Problems solved:   It's so simple when you look back in hindsight. A patch for the memory channel driver was just released, and it appears to be a perfect fit for the problem we are experiencing. (89 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Problems:   We have been having some crashes recently on the data warehouse cluster. And while we suspect a hardware problem, there is not much information to point at a specific component. (86 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Code Examples Automation:   I had a bit of fun yesterday automating the code upload for the Code examples page. (101 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)