Racoon > Bug

This is just too bizarre not to post. I got this in an e-mail today. Favyen Bastani 11:28 AM (5 hours ago) to lndynamic-anno. Hi all, The datacenter (Toronto) will be performing emergency maintenance at 3:30 pm EDT today afternoon due to raccoon in the electric system. No downtime is expected (although power will be […]

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CoreOS Cheat Sheet

This is a work in progress. I update this as I learn things. Things To Know cloud-config Configuration file used by coreOS to configure itself. Processed on every system boot. Unit files define your units. drop-ins can be inside unit files. Think of drop-ins as, “drop in replacement” for a key/value that is already defined […]

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Holiday Laptop Buying Tips

4/28/14 edit: If you’re cool with ubuntu, and just want something good, go here- https://system76.com/ Today is cyber monday 2014. My brother e-mailed me for tips on buying a laptop, so I’ll share them here. This is all opinion based on my experience. Features Processor Unless you need to be on battery power a lot, […]

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Trusting the Electric Vehicle

So I want an EV. I love Tesla Motors but I’m also interested in the DIY scene. I’ve seen some really cool electric vehicle conversions on youtube. A BMW M3 (which went on to set a record on Pike’s Peak) and a VW Beetle. The Beetle was the project that really got me interested in […]

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Microsoft MapPoint 2011 on Windows 7 Professional

At work we run vehicle tracking software from Kenwood called KAS-10. KAS-10 connects to our Kenwood radio system and receives position reports from mobile radios. KAS-10 has a dependency of Microsoft MapPoint, but not just any version of MapPoint, it needs MapPoint 2011. Under Windows XP, MapPoint 2011 installs without a hitch. Most business workstations […]

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eeePC 701 error: “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

I keep coming across this issue on my eeePC. I’ve solved it more than once, but I never make note of how I solve it. The issue arises when I botch an OS install. The lastest iteration of this error was caused by a failed ubuntu mini image installation via PXE. Halfway through the […]

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Nagios “NRPE: Command ‘check_disk_root’ not defined”

I had this error on nagios for the longest time. “NRPE: Command ‘check_disk_root’ not defined” This problem server, called derp is running NRPE under xinetd. Today I solved the issue! Big thanks to this answer on stackoverflow. In this answer by Jim Black, Jim says, “Be sure you killed off all the old daemons, including […]

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