Limited User For SSH Proxy/Tunnel →
I’m not 100% whats going on in the useradd part, but I like the outcome…Can’t do shit!
Y PPA Manager - An Easier Way Of Handling PPA's? →
I’m finding that more and more even the almighty APT can’t provide everything I need…Installing from source is getting easier, but all these Launchpad PPA’s can be cumbersome. This app might help…Or it could complicate things even further ;) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager
Install ADB And FastBoot Via APT/PPA →
Makes getting those simple, but critical tools installed on your Ubuntu 11.x/12.x instances: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
You Done Lost Your Mind!
C# COM Port Example →
Remove BIOS Password On HP ProBook →
Just got our first one in at work (4535s to be exact) and so far I’m very happy with it, glad work looking towards more corporate solutions instead of just cheap consumer laptops. The problem is that is looks like there is some deep integration. I didn’t go into the BIOS until after I had done the initial software setup, which may explain why I saw what I did… Instead of the...
AMD Chipset Drivers For WinXP →
Until this job I’ve been blessed with only dealing with Intel-based hardware…Unified drivers rule!!! That’s not to say AMD doesn’t have it too, but I’m just not as intimate with their driver stack as I am with Intel’s. The WinXP angle is due to the fact that we need some physical (Virtual machines won’t work for hardware reasons) machines to do some...
SQL Server 2012 - Shrink Transaction Log →
We’ve been doing some heavy load testing lately, requiring us to make artificially massive databases. To do this we’ve been using a stored procedure that takes one records and duplicates it (While changing one column by adding a incremental number to the end). We’ve been doing this to hit sizes like 8,000,000 records, and while it’s slow it seems to work…With one...
Low Level Format Utility →
Had an issue after using Hexxeh’s ChromeOS builds…I’m pretty sure it’s nothing with his code, more a process failure. Either way, Windows wouldn’t let me format more that exactly 1.0 GB, and any attempt to use DiskPart or Disk Management MMC would yield write protection errors. Even HP’s infamous USB Format couldn’t do anything (Although it did see...
Install Sun Java 6 JRE/JDK On Ubuntu 12.04 →
Seems like you can’t use apt-get or a PPA to get it anymore…Thanx for complicating things Oracle! But fear not, someone already figured out a way around it!!!
Cheat Sheets →
Looks like a nice collection of cheat sheets for various technologies…
Tembria SNMP Browser →
Best GUI for working with SNMP OID’s
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Login As Root →
Yeah yeah, don’t login as root…Personally I’m a fan of don’t be an idiot, but I know not everyone can handle that. Either way, after enabling root you still can’t login as it…At least until you do this little hack that makes it so you can type in a username/password at the login screen. Booya!!!
How To Compile ICS On Ubuntu →
7z PowerShell →
"The Missing Manuals" For Xymon →
Windows Automation Snapin For PowerShell →
SQL Server PowerShell Extensions →
The Six Best Server-Class Linux Distro's →
As previously mentioned, I’m an Ubuntu fella…I’ve used several flavors over the years, but at this point most of my linux knowledge is based off the Ubuntu family so I tend to stay with what I know. I’ve used CentOS as needed, as well as a few instances of Fedora. But Ubuntu Server (Especially the LTS releases) is as close to perfection as you can get when it comes to a...
Jeoss Linux →
According to the author’s first page: Jeoss Linux is a compact install-everywhere Ubuntu based server oriented distribution. It is directly-installable even on legacy, limited resource, and embedded x86 platforms. The install process can be controlled from start to finish by the target local console, a remote serial console, or a remote SSH sesion. I’m an Ubuntu guy, so I’ve...
Serva - A Better tftpd32 →
Haven’t used it enough to confirm stability, but the feature list is impressive: HTTP FTP TFTP DHCP DNS proxyDHCP SNTP SYSLOG Even the interface reminds me of the tftpd32 application, not sure what relationship this app has with it.
ThePirateBay Evolves →
I for one am looking forward to the rise of machines…the fact that TPB is now hosting torrents that contain 3D Printing schematics/layouts/instructions just shows how we are slowly getting there. Soon the robots will be able to “reproduce” and it’s downhill from there!
Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT Or AMD-V/RVI
I’ve been wondering what the “Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI” option in VMWare Workstation 8 does…turns out it enables the VM that you enable it on to virtualize the recent CPU-based virtualization support. What does that mean? Well for starters it means you can run ESX, Hyper-V, and/or Xen as a virtual machine while still getting to take it for a spin. This is a...
Creating A Custom Android ROM
Been wanting to do this since the first time I flashed a custom ROM on my Epic 4G, but never really followed through with it. I’ve kept up with the custom ROM scene now that I have a Nexus S 4G (NS4G) and Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) has been released. For my first attempts I’m going to stick with the more mature Gingerbread release, eventually moving on to ICS when it’s more...
Ubuntu Mini/Minimal ISO →
These ISO images provide just enough to boot a computer and run the installation routines…all os/applications binaries/packages are downloaded directly from official Ubuntu servers at the time of installation. After installation everything is up-to-date due to the “live” installation from servers, so that saves some time but the initial download can be lengthy depending on the...
Adjust NetFlix Streaming Settings
So I’ve been having some issues streaming content from NetFlix…right now my WAN is a Nexus S 4G, using Wifi Tether to share the 4G with my computers. Speed tests show that I’m getting a consistent 7Mbps/2Mbps rate, which is more than enough for streaming. However when I launch Win7 Media Center and run the NetFlix app I get issues. Specifically I can start an movie/episode and...
via tinkerforge.com Adruino ain’t got nothing on this…other than being first, but that isn’t always a good thing with technology these days.
The "OS" in HP's webOS now stands for Open Source!
via arstechnica.com Just in time for the final fire sale of the Touchpad tomorrow…6PM at the HP eBay store, $99 for the 16GB, $149 for the 32GB model…I’m going for the cheapest one, I don’t need that much more storage.
Atlanta Street Food Coalition | Vendors
via atlantastreetfood.com A list of many of the major food trucks servicing Atlanta…just what I needed!
Clean Up A Logo - Removing JPG Artifacts The Easy...
For some reason we don’t have the original PSD/PDF of our corporate logo…smooth move. So I tasked myself with either reconstructing it or at least cleaning it up. Since I’m waiting for Illustrator to finish downloading I figured I would take a stab at cleaning it up while I wait. The logo is just text, but not any standard font…at least none that I can find. I tried using...
Windows System Control Center
If you’re any level of computer technician there’s a good chance you’ve used one of the many useful Sysinternals utilities. AutoRuns, Process Explorer, BGInfo, Junction, SDelete, PsExec…the list just keeps going. And if you’ve ever needed to recover a saved password you’ve probably used one of the fine NirSoft utilities to do so. They also provide some pretty...
External POP3/SMTP Server Mirroring Using...
So at work they have a hosting account that includes POP3/SMTP which they use for our corporate email. The domain is hosted there as well, which makes it easy to manage…except now that we’re growing it’s becoming an issue. We’re going to be moving to a Hosted Exchange 2010 setup shortly, but until then I decided to “fix” the issues. Long story short my...
Nexus S 4G - 4G/WiMAX Toggle
So there aren’t any (good) free apps/widgets to toggle the 4G/WiMAX radio on the Nexus S 4G out there, I guess $0.99 is about as close to free as you can get…too bad you can’t integrate it into something like Power Control Plus, but at least the “theme” matches up for the most part. Nexus S 4G Widget - Appbrain
After messing with various custom ROM’s for my Nexus S 4G I’ve decided that the oICSv13 is the best of them all…except that it crashes all the time, has no 4G/WiMaX support, and several of my must-have applications don’t operate correctly on it. So until that is all ironed out (I’m assuming as soon as the ICS source is officially released) I have been using this...