dbpath (/data/db/) does not exist - but you don't have to create it

Nov. 28, 2010, 2:24 a.m. nosql

Sat Nov 27 20:57:48 exception in initAndListen std::exception: dbpath (/data/db/) does not exist, terminatingSat Nov 27 20:57:48 dbexit: Sat Nov 27 20:57:48 shutdown: going to close listening sockets...Sat Nov 27 20:57:48 shutdown: going to flush oplog...Sat Nov 27 20:57:48 shutdown: going to close ...

Picking a mother board.

Nov. 18, 2010, 2:11 a.m. motherboard , toast

Having chosen an AMD Phenom II as the processor, it's time to choose a motherboard. There are enough brands and chipsets to make even a geek feel confused. First up, I wanted it to be something other than Asus. A toasted Asus mother board is the reason that I am having to do this rebuild in the firs ...

Choosing a processor.

Nov. 15, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CPU , toast

Intel's Core i7 processors, packed with upto six cores, and two threads per core, provide enormous processing power for desktops that was beyond anyone's imagination even four or five years ago. But the question is do you really need such power. The answer is hell no! Most people use a computer to a ...

CouchDB or Java which one should I hate?

Nov. 13, 2010, 3:20 a.m. cloud , JavaScript , lame , nosql , SQL

Never been a fan of RDBMS no sirree. But that has never stopped me from using them (but with many repitions of the phrase 'databases suck'). Then along came non relation databases and then no-sql. For a while I had to modify my phrase to 'SQL Databases suck'. But it wasn't long before I started dabb ...

Copyright or Copyleft?

Nov. 7, 2010, 10:36 a.m. copyleft , plagarism

Yesterday's Lakbima newspaper carries an article saying copyleft is a figment of daya dissanayake's imagination. You can bet your hard disk that this guy laboriously wrote that article with pen and paper and then went with it to the post office to send it off to the editor. Because if he had access ...

Down from three computers to two computers.

Nov. 5, 2010, 2:31 a.m. Macbook , motherboard , religion , toast

Just a few weeks back I mentioned that I had three computers. It never pays to boast because now I am down to two. For a very brief period, I was actually down to just one. All three of them had failed at different times and two of them went together. But two of them have been restored. The travails ...

From P5B SE to P5B VM SE

Nov. 3, 2010, 3:55 a.m. motherboard , toast , X11

On October fourth, nearly a month ago, I tweeted about a toasted Asus P5B SE mother board and about breaking my life long habit of not claiming a warranty. It turned out to be such a waste of time. The owner of the shop from which I bought the mobo, is a decent bloke. Wish I could say the same about ...