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October 13th, 2008 - 2:03 pm § in Miscellaneous

Of busy lives

Well, it has been a while once again since I’ve had an opportunity to post on my blog.  Things have been progressing well for me, both in my personal life as well as in my career.  Though I still find myself without much time to do everything that needs doing, I’m beginning ot [...]

September 10th, 2008 - 2:11 pm § in Miscellaneous

PHP strangeness

So, I just encountered a very strange issue with PHP’s FTP function and thought I’d take a quick sec to write about the problem, in case anyone else is having it. Essentially we have a module in our application that moves a few files around via FTP.  Now this works fine on some serv[...]

August 27th, 2008 - 4:45 pm § in Miscellaneous

Finally a fix for textmate

So, I have been struggling the past few weeks with Textmate and it being stupid slow on certain projects that contain a ton of files. Apparently every time Textmate gets focus, it re-scans the entire project folder for changed files – which really sucks if you’re alt-tabbing back and for[...]

August 20th, 2008 - 3:35 pm § in Personal, Site Updates

Semi-quick update

So, I just added OpenID support to my blog, which I hope will encourage more people to comment. I fixed the stupid problem I was having with tank by re-installing Ubuntu.  Since I no longer have any optical bays, I had to actually set up Ubuntu over a netboot install, which was kind of cool.  [&he[...]

August 14th, 2008 - 8:57 pm § in Miscellaneous

System updates and Busybox…

Been a little while since I’ve posted I realize – been quite busy lately.  So, I picked up a new toy today for my fileserver / it just arrived today, I ordered it quite a while ago.  I had one more hard drive than I had bays, and I wasn’t using any of my optical […][...]

July 25th, 2008 - 5:41 pm § in Miscellaneous

Happy System Administrator Day!

Well just a few video clips for all you System Administrators out there, Happy System Administrator Day! System Administrator’s Day song The Day The Routers Died…[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 10:53 am § in Miscellaneous

Wii Storage Problem…

Hate to say it Nintendo, but just about everyone “told you so”… Gizmodo UK : Wii Storage Problem ‘Urgent’ Admits Nintendo At least now you’re admitting there’s a problem, instead of the year of plugging your ears and saying “la-la-la we can’t hea[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 10:01 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Converting Raid-1 to Raid-5

So, I happened across this article today, written by a Scott Wallace, I’ve copied the text here in case his site goes down for whatever reason. Note, I haven’t tried this as of yet, but in the future when I fill up my drives, I’ll likely be able to just buy another 500 gig drive [&[...]

July 23rd, 2008 - 9:48 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Enable/Disable Ubuntu Remote Desktop from the Command Line

Further to my previous postings about Ubuntu and VNC, which seems to have been the most popular page on my blog for a while, I happened across this post from Sam Lesher this morning on how to enable Ubuntu’s built-in remote desktop from the command line. The built-in remote desktop uses VNC, a[...]

July 22nd, 2008 - 10:46 am § in Miscellaneous, Personal

Rogers once again drops the ball

Well, I’ve seen a few new comments come in to my blog about Rogers’ craptastic billing department, so I figured I’d follow that one up with another small rant about Rogers’ services. So, on July 4th, I got a letter in the mail from Rogers, seems they love sending out mail, as[...]