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A self-loathing despair squid.


Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
but the be honest, the real problem here is the budget is totally unrealistic. What you want is an embedded system which'll use a tiny fraction of what a laptop would use.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
nhinkle, it greatly depends on spec of the gear and amount you want to spend. Certainly our field gear (of which we have ~1000 sites on mountains and volcanoes) can go a good number of days before running out of charge, although some of the sites also use wind power when possible.
Jul
1
comment UPS vs Solar Power in case of power failure for a server
solar power maybe ?
Jun
30
comment How to run something in background in Centos
and screen detaches by default when ssh loses connection, for clarity.
Jun
27
comment How to run something in background in Centos
not really sure what you're asking. redirecting to a file removes the output, and it's hardly much hassle ?
Jun
22
comment Accidentally sourced .bash_history
madness ? This is sparta! -- wait, sorry.
Jun
18
comment How to prevent keyboard keys from getting greasy
@chris No offence, but you're going to reinforce a potentially damaging personal habit. Sure, no-one wants food and dead flies between the keys, but when you're cleaning the board every day you need to get help from someone before it gets worse. Having said that, it could be your keyboard is particularly prone to showing grease, i can't see any on mine at all, but its not a gloss finish either.
Jun
12
comment local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
ok, thanks. I've never seen this done in the wild, and it just smelt a bit off.
Jun
12
comment local interface IPs in /etc/hosts
The local loopback interface ones (as in localhost) i wasn't bothered by, as that's how it looks from a clean Centos / RHEL install. The bit that i'm not sure is a good idea is the 143.34.54.45 bit. i.e: hardcoding the local LAN ip into the machines own /etc/hosts file.
May
28
comment Monitoring Internet data from modem
i'll have a look and see if i can dig anything up (prolly not). I used to use it (tc) on linux a few years ago. I actually throttled the traffic types, but the side effectof using tc was the ability to see how much traffic had gone into each traffic type. Look into tc.
May
28
comment Monitoring Internet data from modem
using tc on linux, you can put the traffic into buckets but then not throttle the bucket, and check the bucket traffic counts to work out the usage.
May
22
comment How Does SparkleShare Work With Git?
A year or two ago when I first heard of sparkleshare (before it was out on linux) and saw it used git under the hood I was wondering how they were going to avoid it totally sucking with binary files... Sounds like they didn't.
May
21
comment How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?
Not really. It's not uncommon for people to go to extraordinary lengths to fix problems badly with technology that weren't technological problems in the first place. I'd say it's perfectly valid to point out the problem has a very simple non-technical solution. If your initial issue was that you wanted to manipulate the data, that'd be different.
May
21
comment How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?
er, did i miss a meeting ? Are watches not cool these days or something ?
May
14
comment How can I decide real vs virtual cores if i need intensive calculus?
Is this homework ? (Not that that's bad, just the way it's phrased reminds me of being in school)
May
8
comment What the “Yahoo developer YQL console virus” actually is and how to eradicate it?
3 years ??! format it already...
May
7
comment How to resolve local domain name?
i'd be surprised if it couldn't, to be honest. I'm using an asus router but with ddwrt firmware on it. Pretty sure it could do it out the box though.
May
5
comment Perl or Sed to remove a web virus
restore from your backups. its both quicker, and cleaner.
May
1
comment SSH prompting for password when there isn't one
fair enough. i just remembered seeing in a book in the last week or so about issues caused by people thinking leaving the field empty meant you couldn't log in at all, rather than there being no password. Must have got confused.
May
1
comment SSH prompting for password when there isn't one
having no password is not the same as having a blank password. I'd say check the /etc/password file and make sure it has no password (i think it's just a star in the password field) -- stay logged in while testing obviously in case you bork the file format.