Setting up Linux on the Cell (Part 1)

October 30, 2007

So we got a PS3 for research in the lab the other day and we got to set up Linux on it. It’s actually pretty painless, although if you can, get a monitor that supports DVI and supports HDCP so you can get the digital connection. We only have analog in the lab so it looks like crap. Seriously though, it looks like feces and I have to use SSH to get anything done. That being said, here’s how to do it:
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“Portable” Package Management is Bullshit {Mostly}

October 25, 2007

I don’t always want to code in Java. In fact, I’ve recently wanted to not program in Java and get a feel for everything else that’s neat and nifty and blah blah blah. But Java spoiled me. I got used to having my libraries distributed with my package, and having it work on other systems pretty easily. So imagine the fun times I had trying to get MySQL and SMTP support working in other languages…
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