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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?
Jul
1
comment Windows drive letters A: and B:
A lot of Microsoft software assume C: exists and is writable. Try installing Office to D:. It'll work, but it will still put a lot of files onto C:.
Jun
26
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Jun
11
comment Biggest command-line mistake?
The "recover" command was sometimes useful on a floppy disk. But it couldn't cope with a hard disk. This was partly because its working space was a whole disk.
Jun
11
comment Biggest command-line mistake?
This is exactly why I put the host in my prompt!
Jun
11
answered postfix - how do you redirect all emails to one user, eg *@example.com → user@example.com
Jun
10
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Jun
10
comment Recommended file systems
That's true, @womble. In that case, you'd need a cluster-aware filesystem like GFS and probably some sort of cluster-aware software for the lock manager.
Jun
10
comment Vmware host time drift
Different host/guest installs need a different combination of solutions, I'm afraid. I worked with a virtual box in another job that we just could not fix the timesync problem with, no matter what we tried.
Jun
10
comment Linux gateway forwarding issue
It hasn't logged onto your ISP properly, I'm guessing it hasn't been given the external gateway address. Use it's admin screen to disconnect and then reconnect.
Jun
10
comment Recommended file systems
An EC2 machine is a virtual machine. And the stated spec of an EC2 compute unit is far from a cutting-edge hardware equivalent.
Jun
10
comment Server 2003 takes alot of DHCP addresses, althought DHCP is disabled
It doesn't look like the server is, in fact, taking any of those addresses. Is there another box on the LAN?
Jun
10
answered Recommended file systems
Jun
9
answered What are useful .screenrc settings?
Jun
4
comment Poll: What is your favourite terminal program?
Although I like the simplicity of xterm, sometimes I need the UTF-8 support of gnome-terminal. And I can configfure the colours! xterm's blue is horribly dark...
Jun
1
comment How long have “find” and “findstr” been in the windows CLI?
Just for completeness, I think FIND appeared in DOS 2.0.
Jun
1
comment Debian 5 Install Login Password
I think only the 'expert' install will ask for a root password.