Roland FANTOM-07 Firmware Update

If you have a Roland FANTOM-07, and you’d like to update the firmware (a.k.a. FANTOM-06/07/08 SYSTEM PROGRAM) as documented on the Roland support site, I have one tip that I’d like to share:

Let's Try Hugo

What if I could just edit a text file and have it statically rendered into a web page without having to think about it too much?

Good Software Practices Scale Down

Today I revisited some scripts I last touched on December 5, 2011 for very very carefully archiving research data with checksums, an audit trail, and other very very careful things like that.

No Solaris 11 for Legacy UltraSPARC

I don’t do a lot of Solaris anymore, and though I’m interested in several of the new features in the upcoming Solaris 11, I wasn’t aware until today that it wouldn’t run on most legacy UltraSPARC systems: