Blinkenlights (blinkenlichten)

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I’ll be posting more on this in the next few days, but I did a few more upgrades at home, including a Proliant DL380G2 to replace my aged ML370 (G1) storage box (array is failing badly) and a Proliant DL360 G2 as a second web server (and possibly moving …

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Please Don’t resize my browser

It always amazes me to see how much “old school” web design practice is still out there. I’m talking about commercial sites (not MySpace pages) that blatantly ignore web standards about both content and user experience. This isn’t just a Linux thing, though some aspect of it certainly …

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Cisco CatOS GBIC Information

I have a Cisco WS-G4912 (12-port Gigabit aggregation switch) that I’m using to bring my network up to Gig-E. It’s about all that I could afford, and works fine. Most of my older servers are running 1000BASE-SX multimode fiber, but I decided to use copper GBICs …

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HP Prolaint iLO SSH Problems

There’s a known issue with the SSH implementation in the iLO firmware for HP Proliant servers (specifically G2 and G3) and OpenSSH 5.1p1. There was a thread on the OpenSSH developers list that referenced this problem and suggested a solution, but it doesn’t seem to be a …

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I know I’ve been letting my blog die off a bit lately, mainly due to the giant amount of work I’ve been doing. I plan on updating a lot more over the next few weeks.

I happened to get a comment on one of my posts today, so …

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Changing the title of a Konsole window

For those of you who use KDE and Konsole, you can easily change the title of the Konsole window with the command:

dcop $KONSOLE_DCOP_SESSION renameSession 'NewSessionName'

this is pretty handy if, like me, you end up having a bunch of screen sessions running in different Konsole windows.

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Acer X233Hbid Review

I just bought myself a new monitor for my MythTV box, as I’ve moved my beautiful Acer AL2416W 24”er to my new desktop. The chosen monitor, based on price, reviews and features, is the Acer X233Hbid. It’s a 23” 16:9 (not 16:10) monitor that runs …

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OpenSuSE Internet2 Mirror

I just bought a “new” desktop - I was thinking of doing an insane AMD Phenom II x4 940 (quad-core 3.0GHz) box - but I happened to find a used machine from $WORK; a Dell Precision 470 workstation, dual Xeon Nocona 2.8GHz processors, 4GB RAM (takes up to 16GB). So …

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