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by on May.27, 2012, under General Info

Recently, suffered a catastrophic failure of a drive array during an electrical storm.
This is normally not a big deal, (I *do* rip backups every now and again) but it died badly, and slowly.
And, during the throes of its demise, corrupted something like 30gb of MySQL databases.
Logs have been manually replayed, and the entire server is now running virtually. Seemingly much faster now, too.
At least this way, the lightning can’t kill hardware that doesn’t actually exist, right?


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CISPA passed by the House of Representatives yesterday.

by on Apr.27, 2012, under General Info

## Snip from Wikipedia
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, expressed opposition to the bill stating, [It] is threatening the rights of people in America, and effectively rights everywhere, because what happens in America tends to affect people all over the world. Even though the Sopa and Pipa acts were stopped by huge public outcry, it’s staggering how quickly the US government has come back with a new, different, threat to the rights of its citizens.

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by on Jan.17, 2012, under General Info

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Rest in peace, Steve.

by on Oct.06, 2011, under General Info

On October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs lost his 6 year battle with pancreatic cancer.
The world has lost one of the greatest minds of our time. The Jolly Roger is flying at half-staff at You will be missed, friend.

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Princeton Area OpenBSD Users Group is back on?

by on Jul.03, 2011, under General Info

I’ve recently gotten some interest in starting up the group again. If you want to get together,
I’m thinking we could meet on Sunday afternoons. Who’s in?
I know of 5 people currently interested, with skill levels from absolute novice, to BOFH. ;)
We should also decide on a place to meet. I’m guessing we’ll want at least a wireless connection at our meeting location.
Any suggestions? Just comment here, and fill in your email address (never displayed), so I can contact you.


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My favorite online radio station

by on Mar.09, 2011, under Amusement

It’s actually
Chipotle Radio. It plays a stream of *supposedly* what’s playing in all the restaurants in real time. I haven’t tried to listen on my phone while in there, but the interface is retro and cool, and the music is a great, eclectic mix that’s easy to work to. Check it out here.

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Who's got the fastest bandwidth in your neighborhood?

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Amusement, Networking

Find out with The National Broadband Map

“I can see the fiber, I just can’t get them to bring it here…” ;)

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Check/Set Windows Server NTP configuration

by on Jan.26, 2011, under General Info, Windows Info

net time /setsntp:",,"
net stop w32time
net start w32time
w32tm /resync

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DavMail Gateway allows Evolution to connect to OWA 2007/2010

by on Oct.21, 2010, under General Info

DavMail Gateway allows you to use evolution to connect to Exchange 2007 and 2010. Super convenient! Remember, the default settings removes all mail from your Exchange mailbox, so uncheck that setting before you use it.

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Careful, VMWare… Larry Ellison is about to eat your lunch…

by on Sep.16, 2010, under General Info

Can we have a vSphere client for linux *now* please?
Truth be told, I’d rather run my hypervisor on *my* OS, not yours.
As soon as Oracle and the community have figured out ‘VBoxMotion’ TM ;)
I’m switching.

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