Author Archives: mw46d

Ucarp and Solaris Shared-IP Zones

By | February 17, 2010

I wanted to try Ucarp, the userland daemon to use the CARP protocol, to manage a virtual address for automatic failover between two MySQL hosts. The only problem was, I wanted to do that with Solaris shared-IP zones. They don’t really have complete (promiscuous mode) access to their IP interfaces. The interfaces are rather virtual… Read More »

A new Home

By | February 17, 2010

Hello, I decided to move my blog from to my own hosting setup. All the posts below are migrated. I looked at them and tried to fix all the images and links. But there might still be some dangling ends. But most of the stuff is rather old anyhow. I hope I’ll find some… Read More »

Engineers without Borders – wifi4crea Project

By | November 2, 2008

I’m involved with the “Engineers without Borders” for allmost a year now. We are currently building an annex chapter of the San Francisco – Professional Chapter. A lot of nice, long names. What it really means is, that a group of Sun people work together to help. The rest is just organizational/logistical. We are trying… Read More »

Glassfish v2 and syslogd – an Adventure

By | October 10, 2008

I did not post here for a long time. One of the reasons was, that I was not really able to say too much about what we were trying to build. But now “Project Kenai” has made it to the public beta. So I can say that I was working on it for the last… Read More »

An Article about my Highschool/Gymnasium

By | December 27, 2007

OK, this article is not really new any more. It took almost a year until I came across it. But it’s always interesting to see what your old school is doing. Especially when a (German) national paper is praising it very much. Here is a link to the "Die Welt" article titled "Germany’s Smartest Pupils".… Read More »

One Laptop for You and One for a Child

By | November 12, 2007

Maybe you have heared about it. There is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative out there. Now it’s your chance to get one of the first models. For a limited time (today until Noveber 26.) you can pay $ 399 and get one of those nice pieces. But more importantly one additional laptop is… Read More »

Fun on my Bicycle – Waves to Wine

By | October 4, 2007

For the weekend I joined Team Sun and 1600 other bicycle riders for the Northern California MS150 Bike Tour “Waves to Wine”. I did not know what I get into since this was my first participation in such a fund raising ride. But I must say, it was a lot of fun. I did not… Read More »

Perl, Solaris 10/OpenSolaris and Sys::Syslog – Solved

By | June 12, 2007

I ventured a bit into different languages lately. Over the last couple of days, I tried to install and run the mailing list manager Sympa on OpenSolaris and the CoolStack packages. Building the pieces were not a big problem. But the first problem I encountered, was the missing BerkeleyDB in the CoolStack packages. OK, BerkeleyDB… Read More »

Eco Live 2007

By | May 7, 2007

I know, I should have spend my Saturday preparing for JavaONE and NetBeans Day. But instead I went to the Eco Live 2007 and listened to Dave Douglas and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. . Let’s say I thought I knew quite a bit about what’s going on, but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presentation was a… Read More »