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Freelance C++ and PHP developer, with PhD in physics, in Greenfield, MA, USA


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Jul
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comment “No Signal” when attempting remote console redirection using a BMC with RMM4
If this works on my system as well, the next step for me would be to investigate if a remote-controllable (via internet) KVM switch is available. Thanks for the heads up!
Mar
11
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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comment Apache logs other user read permissions
@voretaq7 and others - It's ridiculous that a question like this gets down-voted and closed. - Let's get this straight: You're supposed to know the answer in order to ask the question properly? I see. As a C++ and PHP programmer who needs to provide non-root access to these logs to others, I suppose I ... should be ashamed of myself for not knowing how to make this possible? I'll go hang my head in a corner now. Actually, it says the question is not about professional system administration. I see - so as a PHP programmer managing my client's system, I'm a ... phony. Thanks!
Nov
9
revised Why does Process Explorer cause highly targeted failure of some applications / basic UI functions in a high-power EC2 Windows instance?
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revised Why does Process Explorer cause highly targeted failure of some applications / basic UI functions in a high-power EC2 Windows instance?
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revised Why does Process Explorer cause highly targeted failure of some applications / basic UI functions in a high-power EC2 Windows instance?
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Nov
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asked Why does Process Explorer cause highly targeted failure of some applications / basic UI functions in a high-power EC2 Windows instance?
Jul
21
comment Amazon EC2 gui access?
Umm - for developers required to build applications, there are plenty of good reasons to want to enable a GUI on an EC2 instance.
May
25
comment Remote Managerment Module: Electricity off, back on, but RMM did not reconnect to internet until ethernet cable physically removed/replugged. Why?
Do you think a higher-end, truly "online, double-conversion" UPS (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and see cyberpowersystems.com/products/ups-systems/smart-app-ups/…) would make it more likely to avoid lightning surge-related power outage issues in the future?
May
25
asked Remote Managerment Module: Electricity off, back on, but RMM did not reconnect to internet until ethernet cable physically removed/replugged. Why?
May
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accepted “No Signal” when attempting remote console redirection using a BMC with RMM4
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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comment “No Signal” when attempting remote console redirection using a BMC with RMM4
Thanks for commenting. If you do figure something out, I'd be pleased to know!
Mar
31
comment Accessing storage on an EC2 instance?
Note that for my Ubuntu instance, I needed to use /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc, NOT /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 (otherwise, the state immediately becomes "terminated" due to a system startup error).
Mar
30
comment Using the AWS control panel interface for launching instances, how do you access instance storage?
Note to downvoters: In fact, the "Quick Launch" AWS tool does not support mounting instance stores. One must use the "Classic" tool. It decisively does not state this in the documentation. Therefore, on its face, this is a reasonable and fair question to ask - with a trivial answer (that I suspect you do not know yourselves).
Mar
30
accepted Using the AWS control panel interface for launching instances, how do you access instance storage?
Mar
30
comment Using the AWS control panel interface for launching instances, how do you access instance storage?
Indeed - the Classic Wizard must be used to launch the AMI, rather than the "Quick Launch" wizard. The quick launch wizard does not allow you to map an instance store.
Mar
30
comment Using the AWS control panel interface for launching instances, how do you access instance storage?
@MichaelHampton Indeed, I have read the documentation. The documentation states that instance stores need to be added. However, as noted in my comments below, the "instance store" tab is disabled. I know I can use EC2 command-line tools, but as my question attempts to make clear, I would like to know if it is possible to accomplish this directly through the AWS control panel.
Mar
30
comment Using the AWS control panel interface for launching instances, how do you access instance storage?
It's interesting that well-defined questions, even if basic, are considered to be "bad" questions. To me, this is typically an indication of a user who is an expert in one domain, and never ventures out of that domain; thereby assuming that only experts can ask legitimate questions.