All downloads are gone :(

On September 18, 2010, in General, by Jay

Thanks to a catastrophic failure during migration from a private server to a shared server, all the site downloads are gone the blogs posts, comments etc basically everything that was on the database we were able to recover from a db backup, but anything on the filesystem is gone. So all the virtual machine images […]

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Improve linux raid rebuild/resync speed

On August 14, 2010, in General, Linux, by Jay

I have a small NAS box with 6 x 1TB HDD in RAID 6 and 4 x 500GB HDD in RAID 5. Recently thanks to the arrival of my baby girl and a HD handy cam, I was running out of space fast on the array and so when when I saw a decent deal […]

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PXE boot VMware ESXi 4.1 and Manual Install

On July 20, 2010, in ESX, General, VMware, by Jay

an awesome new feature in the just released ESXi 4.1 is the ability to do PXE boot and script the install using a kick-start script. If you looking for information on how to do this see here at billhill’s post. However while adding that feature VMware seems have slightly broken the PXE boot, but […]

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setting up http proxy for cli

On February 22, 2010, in General, Linux, by Jay

Okay, I have to google this information every-time I need it, to so am going to blog it, so that I know exactly where to look for it Setting up a proxy from the GUI on you browser or system does not always work for command line utilities like apt-get, yum, wget or customer bash […]


Installing Silverlight 3 on Hackintosh

On November 5, 2009, in General, by Jay

Okay I have always wanted to own a Mac Pro and that wish only grew more after I bought my Mac Book and the Mini for HTPC duties. I like the OS X interface and recently bought Snow Leopard Family pack to upgrade my laptop and mini and was wondering what to do with my […]

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