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Aug
28
asked MySQL Query Browser mysteriously can't connect
Aug
24
comment Best system administrator accident
Thank goodness for that emergency stop button! :-)
Aug
24
comment Best system administrator accident
My brother did the same thing when he was 3 at a communications link site my father used to work at. Half the link network went down when he toggled the main power switch that was conveniently 18 inches off the floor. Fortunately, the network was fully duplicated, so no traffic was lost, but still...
Aug
6
answered Drop-in install Linux distro?
Jul
23
comment Block mails with local from-addresses from unauthenticated senders using courier-esmtpd
I've finally realized I've not used that bofh option to do that. I'd try tinkering with the options in the estmpd-msa file, specifically BOFHCHECKDNS. Also, look at how stmpaccess is setup for each of them, as the local relay rules can do some of that filtering, too.
Jul
20
answered How to increase memory usage in MySQL Server to improve speed?
Jul
20
answered Block mails with local from-addresses from unauthenticated senders using courier-esmtpd
Jul
15
comment 5v AC Adapter with multiple outputs?
So long as the voltage is right, it will be fine. The problem with using a PC power supply is that you have to tell it to turn on. :-)
Jul
15
answered 5v AC Adapter with multiple outputs?
Jul
15
comment How to convince a big boss that he does not need administrator privileges?
We had a problem with, not the CEO, but the HR manager. WTF? I don't recall the solution, but I think it involved presenting to the CEO what it was costing the company each time she borked her laptop. She got Admin rights removed after that.
Jul
8
comment What's the biggest time saver you've implemented?
This is really good advice for a small company making the awkward transition into a medium-sized company.
Jul
8
comment apache rewrite to assign folders to domains
This isn't a job for rewrite rules. It's a job for virtual hosts. (In fact, rewrite rules shouldn't be the first thing you think of when configuring Apache, anyway.)
Jul
8
comment Google Chrome Enterprise - Any Gotchas?
If you are a big enough MS customer, you can make them interested in fixing SharePoint. (Yes, it does happen.)
Jul
6
comment mysql crashes
The wait_timeout setting can be lowered, too. This makes MySQL reap the sleeping connections sooner.
Jul
6
answered Options for reducing size of a MySQL database
Jul
6
comment Options for reducing size of a MySQL database
Beware you will need 2x the total space of the table whilst it is rebuilding indices.
Jul
6
comment guidelines for wiring an office
The signal testing is important. I worked at a place where we had some dodgy data-cabling because they were electricians, not data-cablers. For weeks after we moved in, they were coming back regularly to re-terminate or re-run cables.
Jul
6
answered What are your favorite open source tools?
Jul
6
comment What are your favorite open source tools?
Window Maker is much much lighter-weight than GNOME et al. This can be important in older hardware. It also doesn't have the "let's copy what Windows does" mentality.
Jul
6
answered How can I copy MySQL users table from one server to another?