Category Archives: Technology

#@$%!!

One of my boxes got hacked.  Ugh.  Fortunately it was a jump server that had no data. I have 2 servers exposed to the Internet, a jump server and a reverse proxy.  The reverse proxy provides access to the web … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Bites the Dust

On Thursday, March 26th, the 1.5Tb hard drive in my primary development box bit the dust.  Based on the diagnostics and sounds emanating from the drive, I believe I had a head crash. My first thought was “Oh no, when … Continue reading

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Lost and Found My Phone

Last night I discovered my phone was missing.  I knew I had it on the bus coming home.  In the house I realized it was not in the holster.  After searching the car I figured it was somewhere on the … Continue reading

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Virtual Box

I’ve had hit-or-miss experiences with virtual OS’s on my home machine.  When I had an Apple powerbook, Parallels was awesome.  It just simply worked with no hassles. On the Linux platform I have not been impressed with any of the … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails and SQLite3

After upgrading to Fedora 17, I had to re-install Ruby on Rails.  I’m using Rails 3.2.7 with the news updates.  In the past I’ve always use MySQL server as the database, so I’ve always installed the database, drivers and associated … Continue reading

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Installing Citrix 12.1 on Fedora 17

Instructions for installing Citrix Receiver 12.1 on a 32-bit system running Fedora 17 with the Gnome desktop. The install was completed in essentially 5 steps: Install FFmpeg libraries from RPMFusion Install the Citrix Receiver 12.1 RPM Create & install a … Continue reading

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Reprogramming the Comcast Remote

Comcast swapped out my cable box to resolve an intermittent problem that has been occurring the past few weeks.  They gave us a Cisco/Scientific Atlanta box.  The universal remote that came with the cable box was platinum colored. The universal … Continue reading

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Citrix Client on Fedora 15

Recently I needed to use the Citrix client to connect to a virtual desktop. With Fedora 15, installing the Citrix client has gotten easier, but it still has some pitfalls. I could not get the Citrix client to run on … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Droid, Hello EVO

After 18 months my Droid died. The front touch screen stopped working. It was very frustrating to not be able to answer incoming phone calls. I was also frustrated by Verizon. With my original contract long expired and the fact … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Headsets

I’ve been wanting to get a blue tooth stereo headset to complement the Droid.  I really like the sound quality the Droid has, but hated the dangling wires that came with the ear buds.  Wired headsets were worse, because they … Continue reading

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