CrazyCode and up all night

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Do the words “Crazy Code and up all night” describe you? Prefer the night more then you do the sunlight? The site CrazyCode is for you! This blog is all about any subject technical. I am trying to find a few contributing editors to also help along with writting articles for the site, so if […]

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Installing NRPE for Nagios Monitoring

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When you have more then three servers to monitor, automating the installation of NRPE is a must! At Digital Pacific, the configurations that I have written are very versatile, there is about ten main lines, and adding or removing a server from that line determines what services will be monitored and how. I have built […]

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Happy New Year!

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To all my friends that I have never met in real life – Happy New Year! This year is going to present some fun times. My code for autodeploying servers with predefined settings on them (eg, MySQL clusters, HTTP clusters) should be released some time soon. Also, ShareSource’s compile farm will go live. Another exciting […]

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Updating my Arch system

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This is the bad thing about running a distro that releases up to date software. Eventually you will get 276 package updates.

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Clustering 101: Choosing the right web server

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When I faced with a decision of what web server I am going to roll out with, I usually end up picking between two web servers: Apache and Cherokee. Apache is like your grandfather. He is 80 years old, and He has been around for a while. He is not always the guy you go […]

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Virtuozzo module for WHMCS

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I have written a module for WHMCS for Virtuozzo. If you have any Virtuozzo servers that you would love to have integrated with WHMCS, read the instructions I have posted on the WHMCS forum and download the module.

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New books in my library

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Today was 32°C. I decided to go to McDonald’s and buy a nice cold frozen Fanta. A few days after I moved to Sydney I found this very awesome book store near Central Station called Basement Books. Seriously, WOW. Basement Books, conveniently located in central Sydney, offers 8kms and over 10,000 titles of discounted books […]

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Installing NoMachine’s free Terminal Server on ArchLinux

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If you have never used NoMachine before, it is a fantastic technology that allows you to have a Terminal Server for X on Linux, similar to XenApp for Windows. It is a very powerful application. I used to install FreeNX back in the day when it was released, but I have since learnt that it […]

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NoMachine’s GUI for OS X requires Rosetta?

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I was just booting up my Mac to take some nice pretty screenshots of my cluster install process, and I realised that NoMachine’s client for OS X does not even properly support Intel CPU’s -.-” Anyways, unlike Adobe porting Creative Suite to Linux, at least NoMachine are actually working on it.

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Cluster 101: Building your first dumb cluster

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I would like to introduce you tonight to a x-part series (I don’t know how many parts there are at the moment, we will see as time progresses) entitled “How to build a www cluster in x days“. In this series, we will be looking at a wide variety of different techniques that can be […]

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Is the United States becoming too paranoid?

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I will admit that usually, I do not really discuss anything that is political, however, I think that this is worth a posting. A college at work was going through the process of installing Dell IT Assistant, and the US Government wanted immediate answers to a few questions. Here is the screenshot: Please click to […]

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Fixed my Synergy

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What does a computer nerd do when he is at work and trying to use one keyboard and mouse for two machines and it just does not work? Well, he fixes it of course! For the last few weeks, since switching my KDE desktop at work to Gnome, I have had this seriously pressing issue […]

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ShareSource’s Makeover

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ShareSource has a new look, and it’s getting released in seven days. ShareSource3. SS3. It looks good, it feels perfect, and it works excellent. There are not really any new features, and the database schema is mostly the same (except for ten new tables), but all the missing things that just were not always there […]

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Yes, I am still alive

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Between playing with my new computer and busily working away on two personal projects, I have not really updated my blog. Infact, my blog has been getting no loving at all. I thought I might just spend a few minutes at this terrible hour of the morning to update people on what is going on. […]

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Got my new computer!

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Well, I finally got all (but one…) of the parts of my new computer. My new case, the Cooler Master COSMOS “S” is in one word: absolutely awesome. I love the fact that all of the drives can be pushed in, and with one press of a button, the drive will lock in. This comes […]

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My new computer

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After ranting about Apple’s overpriced machines. which are nothing short of a bad joke, I am still over excited to get my new machine. My new AMD Phenom & Adaptec 3405-based machine is going to be used by me in the testing and development of two exciting products. ShareSource’s Xen compile farm, and another, top […]

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No, your Mac is not better than a PC…

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I love it when I hear people saying that Mac’s are better then PC’s. When was the fact lost on them that ever since Apple moved to Intel’s Core Duo chips, that an Apple is nothing more then (an overpriced) shiny white aluminum case? My only reason for ranting is that if I wanted to […]

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Getting Synergy working propperly on Windows XP / Ubuntu

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At Digital Pacific, where I work, I do all my work on three computers. It’s a nice life looking at three monitors all the time, however, it is not the coolest thing in the world when you have three keyboards in front of you. When I moved here, I already knew about Synergy, it’s great […]

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Strange behaviour: Parallels Business Automation

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At Digital Pacific where I work, I have been working on migrating from our current billing system to a new; more feature complete billing system that will provide many benefits to our clients. With our new billing system, Parallels Business Automation, users will be able to see all their invoices (past, present and future) and […]

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Speed of photo transfers in Linux…

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Ever since I have started using KDE with Linux/FreeBSD as my desktop replacing Windows, there has been just one thing that has really annoyed me about both of these desktops, and that is using Kodak cameras. Yes – I know, such a simple device, but you will be amazed at how many headaches it used […]

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The MyBanco wiki

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Today I have started working on the MyBanco wiki. At the moment it is just a start, but it will be good to see it to start getting to completion. You can access the wiki at http://mybanco.org/wiki/

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MyBanco updates…

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At the moment, a new release of MyBanco is done every one to two months. The reason that there are not more updates to the MyBanco software is because do a new release is a complicated job. Queue in makeRelease.sh and updateRelease.sh. makeRelease.sh is an application that automatically clones the repository, automatically detects what the […]

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MyBanco 0.09 released!

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MyBanco 0.09 has been released. This release has a few new (minor) features in it, and a few minor bug fixes as well. The installer now ‘phones home’ to tell how many installations have been done. This is a new feature that I am working on where you can automatically be subscribed to new releases […]

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Adding SWIFT to MyBanco

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I have had a few emails regarding whether it would be possible to add Interbank communication support into MyBanco such as SWIFT, and I would just like to say here, YES! It is possible, and it is very easy to do. If you are looking to write a new plugin to do SWIFT transactions (or […]

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