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  • My OSX Setup

    I’ve used Mac OSX a few times in my life. But I decided to give it a serious go. I’ve always loved the blend between unix and pretty. I’ve always struggled with my linux desktop not being visually appealing enough. Seems like the best of both worlds.

    Writing this for my own future reference. But hopefully someone else will find it useful.

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  • Format Machine over ssh

    Lets say you have data on a remote linux machine, and for what ever reason you need to format the drive.  Like for instance you decide to switch VPS hosts. If you just let them delete it, you have no way of knowing what really happens to your data. So providing you have ssh access here is a way to eliminate your data.

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  • Getting public ip from CLI

    I’ve found my self on occasion needing to find the public IP of a machine while in commandline(CLI).  Most of the time its just because i’ve spoiled my self with DNS entries, and haven’t memorized it.

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  • Childrens Distro sneak peak

    I was assigned the task of creating a children’s linux distro for use here at the library.  Here’s a sneak peak.

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  • IPv6 keeping tunnel connected

    Put together a script to keep your ip updated for the tunnel.  This is for Hurricane Electric.  Just plug in your info from your tunnel info page.

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  • IPv6 Connectivity in Ubuntu: Setting up

    With ICANN recently announcing the end of IPv4 addresses to allocate, its time to take a look at the future.

    What is IPv6? According to Cisco IPv6 is:

    IP Version 6. Replacement for IPv4. A next generation IP protocol. IPv6 is backward compatible with and is designed to fix the shortcomings of IPv4, such as data security and maximum number of user addresses. IPv6 increases the address space from 32 to 128 bits, providing for an unlimited number of networks and systems. It also supports quality of service (QoS) parameters for real-time audio and video.

    A typical IPv4 address looked something like this: 74.125.225.17 (One of google’s)

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  • Project Opacity: Prototype to Production

    About a month ago at work we started a project internally known as Project Opacity.

    Opacity by definition: is the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light

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  • Destroying a hard drive

    Not very often do I get to be destructive at work. So when I do get to I get slightly excited! Had an old pentium 3 desktop they planned to give away. But it their copy of xp on it as well as some somewhat sensitive information. At first we were going to put the linux distribution of our fancy on it(this changes from day to day). But it wouldn’t boot from the cd. Thought the cd drive was shot. Tried it and an external neither work. After 30 minutes of messing with it my boss gives up. Told me to just pull the hard drive out and trash it! :D

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  • Dedicated Virtualbox Host

    A while back I posted about building a quad core system.  In the post I discussed virtualization, and building a dedicated machine for hosting virtual machines.  Following that, I posted about actually building that machine.  In it I mentioned installing Xenserver.  I have no doubt that it is amazing.  Just wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.

    Long story cut extremely short, I went with virtualbox.  Reasons being: Its fast, so far has supported everything I throw at it, stable, cross platform, live migration, snapshots make backup easy, easy to use, and I like it. 

    Now for the exciting part.  How I set it up.

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  • Monitor Repair

    A few days ago I found a 22” Lcd screen that was being tossed out because it didn’t work.  The thought of the beauty being thrown away didn’t set well with me.  So I picked it up.

    Before messing with it.

    When turning it on, it would show its gateway logo and then go blank.  Which was a good sign.  But none of the inputs worked.

    So I took it apart.

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  • Building my first computer

    Well after much waiting, I have officially built my first computer from scratch. Before this, any computer built was pieced together from parts laying around.  This one was completely hand picked. 

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