Jobs not keen on MobileMe either

I have a Mac, it’s my main computer at home. I’ve always wondered what the attraction of the MobileMe service is/was. It just doesn’t offer enough to justify the cost – to me it’s way overpriced.

Considering with my Android phone I get automatic email, calendar and contacts sync’ing between the online services, my Mac at home plus my phone FOR FREE I have to wonder why anyone would pay $100 for a year of providing this service is just beyond me.

Apparently Jobs also felt the same way when the service was launched, according to some recent quotes talking about the MobileMe development team: “You’ve tarnished Apple’s reputation…” apparently Jobs said, “You should hate each other for having let each other down”. Wow. Ok. So you don’t like MobileMe? Guess I’m not the only one..

Check RAID status on Ubuntu

Check RAID status:

/sbin/mdadm --detail /dev/md0

Or check with this:

sudo cat /proc/mdstat

This is what a good status will look like:

Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid10] 
md1 : active raid1 sdb5[0] sdc5[1]
      1485888 blocks [2/2] [UU]
md0 : active raid1 sdb1[0] sdc1[1]
      242709888 blocks [2/2] [UU]
unused devices:

The [UU] (I think) indicates the status of both drives in the array, and both are Up

Easy steps for Ubuntu server upgrade

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades, and ensure:


(otherwise if its LTS you will only be able to upgrade to the next LTS release if one is available

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

…and follow the prompts.