[Chugalug] New Job... Back in Linux

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 03:50:55 UTC 2012


Honestly, I've tried it before and in the end, decided it wasn't worth it.
You have all of the *nix tools with OS X anyway, and the ones not already
there you can get with the homebrew package manager.

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> I started a new job this week. It marks a significant shift away from
> academic research, web mapping and geo work back to my roots (sort of). I
> now spend my days writing Python to automate testing of software in
> SSD-based SANs. In particular, the devices provide guaranteed IO QOS for
> virtual environments. The company is is a start up called SolidFire and
> they just hit their first general availability release.
>
> One positive is that they are a Linux shop. Most of the older geeks are
> ex-Sun storage people so they've always done Unix in one flavor or another.
> The SAN boxen are OEMed Dells running Ubuntu. As a contractor, I'm allowed
> to run whatever I want as long as I get the work done they need. The
> consulting firm that placed me did give me a 17" MacBook Pro that now
> dual-boots OS-X and Ubuntu (off my spare SSD drive). The automation team
> pretty much all runs Ubuntu 12.04 so I thought I'd play along.
>
> Thanks to Wil for getting me started on rEFIt. Getting the Mac to boot
> Ubuntu was surprisingly painful but I immediately earned geek cred because
> no one else managed/bothered to natively boot Ubuntu on an MBPro. Several
> of the old Sun geeks made comments about the Mac hot keys screwing
> something up, assuming I'm running Ubuntu in a VM. One was actually shocked
> that I wasn't just running OS X.
>
> -Eric
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