My technical adventures, hacks or what I do in my free time.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rebuilding PC

Again, my PC crashed this time because of my stupid mistake of hard booting when I realised the file system had problems. The first time happened when the PC crashed because of a power failure. I usually do with a single / file system to reduce the work (lazy) of creating file systems or LVM. So, I thought this time I will do the proper way. With this, I have lost all my perl scripts which weren't backed up elsewhere. Need to rewrite them again (sigh).
I installed CentOS 4.4 with LVM configured apart from /boot and swap. The installation was successful. Later I created two more logical volumes for mqm file systems under /var. Installed WMQ 6 and planning to learn the new features with WMQ6.
Planning to upgrade/move my nslu slug from unslug to debianslug in near future. I havent got a real value in moving towards debianslug and don't want to tamper with a NAS which is working perfectly fine.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has launched their own open source website with their own license submitted for OSI approval. Is it acknowledging open source? or EEE (Embrace, Extend and Extinguish)?. Time will tell.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Sensex hitting 15K and beyond

Today Sensex has touched 15000 mark and has slipped. With inflation on low, interest rates on high, the bulls are riding the market again. IMHO, the interest rates cannot go more and when it returns to normal levels, we may be seeing another spike in the market sentiments. Is the rupee exchange rate against dollar is worth in its current value. Are the Indian companies are over rated in their worth/value. Is their worth of their intrinsic values as Buffet says in his Essays to Investors? Only time will tell, but by the time people are trying to make money as much as they can. I suspect huge profit booking going to happen over the next week, but with new IPOs and NFOs, there is so much money with the AMCs, anything is bound to happen.