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Peter Andersson

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

Do you have a traffic lights that just lay around? I do or more accurate, I did. After some soldering, here is the result:


I recently visited a cinema that showed “Baader Meinhof Complex”. A strange movie where a couple of youngsters was very angry, unclear why, and blow up people and things. I cannot recommend this movie.

Filled Under: movies

If you are thinking about upgrading your existing Nagios system to Nagios 3, take a look at op5 Monitor. op5 Monitor is a Network Monitor System for enterprise monitoring and its based on Nagios 3. op5 have bundled Nagios with other useful opensource projects such as nagiosgraph, smstools and hypermap and then further developed missing […]

In an article in Svenska Dagbladet the claim that Linux is not only for geeks. Now with the minicomputers like Asus EeePC Linux is widely used by non computer geeks and for “normal” humans it is as easy to use as Windows. Read the article in Swedish here.

Filled Under: Geek stuff, swedish

After got the 1-wire stuff working it is time to use the temperature probes to get some use of measuring your environment. This article describe how you can create an op5 Monitor or Nagios plugin to monitor your temperatures. Read my previous articles to get the 1-wire bus up and running: 1-wire http://www.it-slav.net/blogs/?p=62 1-wire getting […]

Now when my blog is growing a need for backup is growing. After a short google search I found exactly what I want, automysqlbackup. It is a shell script that has very modest requirements list: mysqldump, included in mysql client gzip or bzip2 if you want it compressed. mail if you want the status of […]

Filled Under: bash, Hints, sysadmin

op5 successful business model and the power of OpenSource has been noticed by a Swedish newspaper, Göteborgs posten. On the picture Johannes Dagemark, op5 CTO can be seen. The article describe how an organisation or enterprise can save money and achive higher security with OpenSource. One example is the Swedish police that estimates their savings […]

Filled Under: op5, swedish

I could not resist buying R2D2 when I passed MC Donalds. I bought 3 and said it was to my kids. My colleagues told me that I have only 2 kids. Well, now it is standning next to my geek watch.

Filled Under: Uncategorized

A new howto has been released, it describes how to Monitor Microsoft SQL-server with op5 Monitor. Take a look here. For more information about op5 Monitor, look here.


To make everybody on your office jealous buy a binary watch. It shows the time in a semi binary format. I think a true geek watch should show the number of seconds since epoch in binary, but a very few could translate that to time used in the normal world. Thinkgeek is the obvius place […]

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