New Lab Setup

I’ve been working on a new lab setup and I found a great post by Romain Serre at Tech Coffee. I have a 40GbE Infiniband switch in my lab so I’ll be making a few changes from his post but his scripts are all together clear and easy to understand. I’ll be able to rebuild my lab quicker and way more efficiently than the old click’a next, ok, click’a, finish way.

Hopefully I’ll have some time to post during the building process to put my thoughts down but in the mean time here’s an _ok_ picture of the switches and servers.

Change your [SSH/PS1] Shell Prompt

I was doing some work in a server and got lost in the SSH shell I had open. After some googling I found a bashrc generator.  All you do Is drag and drop what you want your shell to look like, no. 3 on the right, and then copy generated output to your command line. Easy.

I’m currently rocking their second example:

My generated .bashrc:
export PS1="\[\033[38;5;11m\]\u\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;15m\]@\h:\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;6m\][\w]:\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;15m\]\\$ \[$(tput sgr0)\]"

WordPress Update is a Virus?

I tried to update this blog to 4.5 and the updater was getting stuck on “Copying the required files”. I thought it was my hosting provider being slow, it is a shared host, so I waited about 10 minutes and the updater was still on “Copying the required files”. For some reason I pressed the back button and tried again. Still nothing after waiting 20 minutes.

The second time I tried the update some files were updated and others were left alone. How did I know this? When I went to log back in i got the error below.

Warning: require_once(/homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/ms-settings.php on line 17

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘/homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/class-wp-site.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php5.6′) in /homepages/14/d164163635/htdocs/blog/wp-includes/ms-settings.phpon line 17

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Battlefield 4 Runs like Butta.

Playing BF4 at 2560×1440 is a lot of work for the graphic card but I didn’t really think how much an old CPU can limit game play. As you can see below overall usage of the CPU is at 74% with my settings on (auto) Medium.

2016-01-28 10_03_51-2016-01-25 23_25_55-Battlefield 4.png - Picasa Photo Viewer

Funny enough my desktop is finally able to play BF4 achieving above 100 FPS and BF5 is slated to come out at the end of the year.  Hopefully my computer can run it.

Late 2015 Workstation Build

I plan on building a new workstation in November or December since my current one was built around April of 2011 and I want to try to build a Hackintosh.  So, Instead of putting $500 in to an “ok” Hackintosh I think it would be more cost effective to rebuild my current desktop as the Hackintosh and build a new workstation that will last about 5 years.

My current workstation is a Core i7 overclocked to 3.2Ghz with 16Gb of DDR3 RAM and a 500Gb SSD. I’ve upgraded my graphic card three times, ATI 5870 then a Nvidia 680 and now a Nvidia 750, and since I run 3 27in monitors I might upgrade to the 980 with the awesome 6Gb of RAM but thats another post.

Below you can see my current  baseline for a build. I’ve seen some information that Intel is going to release a new processor so this might change.

Late 2015 Build

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

: Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING 5 ATX LGA2011-3
: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory

: Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive

Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G401 AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

Case: Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply
: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply