Operating System

HOWTO monitor your servers via Twitter

[caption id=“attachment_2228” align=“alignright” width=“240” caption=“Alert: your server has failed!“][/caption] **UPDATE: **thanks to a reader’s comment I looked into what it would take to get this working again since Twitter has completely disabled the old style of authentication in favor of full on OAuth. Basically a lot. To just post messages now it seems far more complex than it once was.My original idea with this was to do it as low tech as possible so users wouldn’t have to install a ton of stuff and configure it - I wanted it to ‘just work’ easily.

Four free Linux eBooks

While looking for something else, (which is mainly when I find other interesting things) I found an article which included links for four free Linux eBooks. This is a great resource for anyone with some Linux experience, back to others who may be looking to get started with tux, and I would have loved to have this when I started, but that was before the Internet was available to most people.

(Paranoid) Android demo

Here’s a working demo of Google’s Android operating system in action. It’s got some pretty fly features, with a few bits that remind me a bit too much of the iPhone, but hey. Now if they put it on a decent phone (OpenMoko anyone?) with a data plan that doesn’t require the use of AT&T, we’ll talk… [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FJHYqE0RDg]