The best Apple dongle. Is it a Dell DA310?

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My attempts to get the perfect video out of an Apple MacBook to the Dell S2721QS finally is a success! It’s all thanks to Dell. I guess it makes sense. Dell makes the monitor, so I suppose having the Dell DA310 USB-C companion adaptor is the right thing to do. That said, I did expect […]

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Extracting Dell colour profiles on macOS without Windows

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Dell is notorious for not really supporting Apple’s operating system very well. It’s not just their monitors, but other accessories like their USB-C docks. It’s a shame. I think that Dell has pretty high quality gear. I recently acquired a Dell S2721QS, and wanted to extract the files that are provided in their Windows driver […]

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CentOS 5.7 has been released

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I know I might bag out CentOS at the best of times, but Karanbir Singh – our fearless leader of all CentOS developers has announced the immediate availability of CentOS-5.7 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Well, what are you waiting for? yum upgrade.

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More snippets

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Yesterday I posted about having an existing ssh-agent load on all new shells. Here are two more handy snippets of code from my .bash_profile The first code snippet is a follow on from yesterday, were I can type ‘lock’ or ‘unlock’ into my shell and the ssh-agent will follow on accordingly. When your ssh-agent is […]

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RHEL, Scientific Linux & CentOS: A sad story indeed

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I love RedHat Linux. I think it is a beautiful piece of engineering. Hundreds of thousands of man hours spent ensuring systems that have packages installed keep running. Continuously. One thing however that I have found is that my favorite RHEL clone for years, CentOS has been slacking. Bad. For example, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 […]

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Sydney IT Meetup Calendar

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Wondering where all the interesting Sydney IT meetups are? I have listed here a rough calendar for 2011. There may be some updates further on in the year as more events are announced. Big Meetups PHPConfAu – Late October. You didn’t hear that form me though because the exact date is yet to be confirmed. […]

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Holding back way to much!

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A typical day’s worth of updating my machines usually looks a bit like this: [tim@myhost tmp]$ sudo pacman -Syu :: Synchronizing package databases… core is up to date extra is up to date community is up to date multilib is up to date :: Starting full system upgrade… warning: gnome-disk-utility: ignoring package upgrade (2.30.1-1 => […]

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Handy Hints: Create random MAC addresses

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Quick and simple MAC address generator: dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=3 2>/dev/null | od -tx1 | head -1 \ | cut -d’ ‘ -f2- | awk ‘{ print “00:50:19:”$1″:”$2”:”$3 }’ I normally have this set up as an alias in my profile under ‘mac’.

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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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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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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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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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