Real-time system monitoring with Dag Wieers’ dstat

Every system admin normally wants to be in full control of his box. One part of the “full control”-thing is to monitor your Linux system. You usually want to know what happens right now and how it affects the system. There are tools like iotop, cbm, htop, top, vmstat and so on, but none of […]... Read More

Field report: My new HP Pavilion dv8-1220eg Entertainment Notebook-PC

This year’s August was a happy month for me: New employer, new girl and  a brand new Notebook. During the first days of this month I enjoyed the privilege of obtaining an HP Pavilion dv8-122eg. Being described as an “Entertainment Notebook PC” by the manufacturer, this device fulfills almost all expectations. But as nearly everything amazing this thing got […]... Read More