Author: Ben Wann

Think Distributed: A Cool new site with conversations about Distributed Systems This website is hosting some very interesting conversations regarding distributed systems and topics on concurrency.  The above link is to a conversation about Causality. The root of the conversation deals with how systems can maintain the consistency of a state of a database or a document.  Warning: The conversation is very scholarly, but it […]

Diet Day 4

Another day down. Rachel made me another spinach salad with goat cheese and chicken. Probably a cheat with the champagne pear vinaigrette dressing, but I still have to identify as human throughout this process right? 🙂 Dinner was a steak and steamed zucchini, broccoli, and mushrooms. Missed breakfast today, and need to build that habit […]

Diet Day 3

Well I am still doing it. Had more hard boiled eggs for breakfast, going to have to find a way to make them exciting (tobasco sauce?) Had more left over grilled chicken and zucchini for lunch. Brought turkey lunch meat and Colby jack cheese and made Rollups, those were good. Did day 3 of the […]

Diet Day 2

Hard boiled eggs this am, ate two of em. Had grilled chicken for lunch and zucchini. Not enough water today, need to do better. Rachel made flank steak for dinner and also an awesome spinach salad. Did day 2 of 30 day shred, holy hell I just got hit by a Mack truck again, but […]

Atkins Diet Day 1

Starting new diet today, Atkins diet to be specific. Need to lose about a hundred pounds, and going to start with diet. Rachel is convincing me to do 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels as well, maybe in a few days. Today’s dinner grilled chicken breasts, zucchini, and no sugar raspberry lemonade.

Running BIND locally on OSX

Reached the point this evening where I got sick of editing /etc/hosts when doing local development on my MacBookPro. I have learned enough lately configuring and installing BIND9, that I mustered up the courage to get it running on (theres no place like home). Using this new fangled Google machine, I drummed up this […]