dead1e c0ffee

Its hexspeak, like DEAD BEEF CAFE

vmstat in AIX returns memory statistics in 4096 byte blocks. To convert this to gigabytes:

number of blocks / 256 / 1024

This article is about consumer electronics, but could also apply to many of the products that we use in IT.  As far as I am concerned, I would rather just go to a website to purchase IBM equipment with whatever config I want.  Then i want to go back a year later, pull up my machine, and perhaps add an adapter or two to it.