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New Host

by on Aug.16, 2009, under Uncategorized

In the process of moving to a new host and possibly picking new blogging software.

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Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

by on Sep.28, 2008, under Uncategorized

  • 1 cup cold soy milk
  • 1 banana, may have to slice depending on your blender
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • honey to taste

Some recipes say to save a slice of banana and some crushed peanuts for garnish, I do not bother with this as I am just making it for myself.

This isnt my recipie I found it somewhere on the web but I dont know who to give credit to.

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Been a while

by on Apr.21, 2008, under Uncategorized

I have been pretty busy lately, switched to a new department where I am back doing research.  I have a few things I want to write about and hopefully I will have time to do that this weekend.  I would now but I am off to read more about Django, pretty good book on it here www.djangobook.com

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Configuring NTPD in Solaris

by on Feb.09, 2008, under Operating System, Solaris

Add the following to vi /etc/inet/ntp.conf

driftfile /etc/ntp.drift
server 0.north-america.pool.ntp.org
server 1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
server 2.north-america.pool.ntp.org
server 3.north-america.pool.ntp.org

Then run following commands

touch /etc/ntp.drift
svcadm enable svc:/network/ntp
svcadm refresh svc:/network/ntp
svcadm restart svc:/network/ntp

To make sure the ntp daemon is started run the following command “svcs | grep ntp” if the service is running you should see something like the output below.

online 20:42:57 svc:/network/ntp:default

Also the output of “ntpq -pn” will show what time server you are using by the * next to it.

bash-3.2# ntpq -pn
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset disp
+ 2 u 10 128 377 61.31 -0.120 1.08
* 2 u 78 128 377 61.33 0.359 0.50
- 2 u 90 512 377 62.55 8.937 1.10
+ 3 u 71 128 377 75.55 4.623 0.12

Link to the ntp pool group http://www.pool.ntp.org/

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Yep I am bored

by on Dec.16, 2007, under Uncategorized


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Solaris Zone docs

by on Nov.29, 2007, under Uncategorized

Just a place holder for the sun doc I am reading on Solaris Zones/Containers.

System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones

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Enable remote ZFS web administration

by on Nov.28, 2007, under Solaris

Not really much to say just wanted to post this little snippet so I can do a ZFS writeup latter on.

To enable the nsmcwebserver to listen to remote connections with out having to run “netservices open” and turn on all services to accept remote connection. The following three commands will

svccfg -s svc:/system/webconsole \

    setprop options/tcp_listen = true
svcadm refresh svc:/system/webconsole/usr/sbin/smcwebserver restart

Official Sun docs here

Hope this little tidbit helps someone else if they are lucky enough to stumble upon it.

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Internet is back

by on Nov.15, 2007, under Blog

If there is anyone out there reading this blog or checking on it I now have internet again and will be updating it shortly.

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by on Oct.15, 2007, under Software

Ok so I know this is a Linux blog and it seems like all I keep writing about is Windows software hopefully this will be the last app for awhile.

Anyways I dont know how many people need a good application to do RDP, Telnet, SSH and VNC on windows but if you do then I suggest mRemote. I have found the app on LifeHacker and been using it all day at work. I have to say I am very impressed with it.

Anyways here is the link to mRemote.

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Updating WordPress with Subversion

by on Oct.13, 2007, under Software

The link here is the best way to update a WordPress blog.

Quick summery for myself so I do not have to look at the link anymore.

$ cd blog
$ svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.3/

Find new tags here http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags

Again short post mainly get this out and bookmark it for myself, if you want to read the article follow the link above .

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