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November 18th, 2009 - 2:07 pm § in Computers, Internet, Technology

9 + 1 Ways ISPs Screw You Over

Happened across an interesting / simple explanation for those who don’t know how ISPs screw their customers, and thought I would add another way ISPs screw over their customers. You can read the first 9 ways here: 9 Ways ISPs Screw You Over. 10.  ISPs advertise speeds in a way that only peop[...]

November 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm § in Computers, Miscellaneous, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu 8.04 iSCSI shutdown

Just a quick post today – I ran into the same issue many many other people seem to have, that being connecting to an iSCSI target in Ubuntu 8.04 means you cannot cleanly shut-down your system as it will hang during the shutdown process. I’ve been doing a little bit of research as to why [...]

November 13th, 2009 - 6:22 pm § in Apple, Personal, Technology

Boxee Blog » a Boxee Box is coming!

I happened across this little tidbit as I was scrolling through my RSS feeds.  I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t even had a chance to read half of the entries in my feed reader (most days now I’ve been just saying mark all as read).  But this one caught my eye.  Apparently Box[...]

October 20th, 2009 - 10:54 am § in Personal

Married Life

Well, its hard to believe it, but in less than a week, I will have been married for a whole month.  I know that isn’t all that long a time to be married, but it seems since the wedding everyone asks me how I’m enjoying married life.  So, I thought I’d take a few minutes, [&hellip[...]

August 5th, 2009 - 11:09 am § in Servers, Unix

PHP Mail() Abuse

Recently came up against a bit of a tough nut to crack, so to speak, and thought I’d write up a quick blog about how I fixed it, in case anyone else has this problem. At MRX, we have several different hosting environments we use, one of which is a shared environment for our smaller […][...]

May 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm § in Personal, Servers

Blog upgrades – Now with a layer of Varnish

Continuing on my latest theme of blog upgrades – I just got a new server set up for myself over here at the new MRX datacenter, and got my blog transitioned over to it. If you’re reading this post, then likely you’ve gotten the new DNS. If you hit my blog from twitter and get [&hel[...]

April 22nd, 2009 - 10:30 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Sun buys MySQL, Oracle buys Sun…

So, big news of the week, Oracle just bought Sun Microsystems for some ridiculous amount of money ($7.4 billion in cash).  Aside from the obvious moanings of how I wish I had $7.4 billion in cash just sitting around so I can buy up companies like playing monopoly, this deal has me (and likely a [&h[...]

April 21st, 2009 - 9:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty on two of my VMs here at the office.  I know its not set to come out in a final release for a few days, however, we’re in the process of migrating to a fully virtualized system, and unfortunately Intrepid has some issues with iSCSI connections.  Namely if[...]

April 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm § in Apple, Computers

Microsoft ads… someone’s missing the boat

Okay, so I’ve seen a number of ads promoting both Vista and Low-cost PCs coming out of Redmond recently.  Not that I watch much TV, so either they’re just being targeted to the TV I do watch, or they’re on all the time, all over the place. Now that said, I am a Apple fanboy, [&hel[...]

April 14th, 2009 - 11:48 am § in Computers

A Brief History of CPUs: 31 Awesome Years of x86 | Maximum PC

Fun article for a bit of Tuesday morning nostalgia.  My personal favorite quote in the whole article: In the beginning, Intel created the 8086 and its first 16-bit microprocessor. And Intel said, Let there be x86: and there was x86. And Intel saw the x86, that it was good. Its amazing to think that[...]