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Debian and UEFI problems.

I recently bought myself a new laptop, a Lenovo Y50-70. After getting dual-boot working fine for a few days, Debian disappeared from the EFI boot menu and grub no longer booted. This looks like an issue with a corrupt EFI partition. This is how i fixed it.

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HP ilo4 serial console and Ubuntu 14.04

This is a quick run through on how to get the HP ilo VSP working with Ubuntu.

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Stop snmpd spamming messages in centos 7

I had a hard time looking for how to do this on centos 7. I eventually managed to work it so im adding it here as i wasnt able to find the relevant resource online.

 

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Investigating a fake flash drive

My wife recently bought me a new flash drive. Its a 32GB drive from Ebay which she also got engraved for me. Its a nice solid drive which will be great to carry around on my keys…but there was a problem.

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Apache as a reverse proxy

Instead of opening a bunch of ports to my home network, i figured it was easier to setup a reverse proxy for all the servers in my home. Heres a quick run down on how to do it.

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Newznab delete category

My newnab+ install was running a little slow. Looking at the categories, it seems i had several hundred thousand releases in the “misc” and “PC 0-day” categories. As i dont use these, i figured a good start to speeding up the box was to empty both of these categories.

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WordPress mod_rewrite and server-status

I had an issue with getting server-status to display while using mod_rewrite to display wordpress posts by their name.

Here is the solution:

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IPMItool for ESXi5.5u2

Heres a quick run down on building a static ipmitool that you can scp over to your esxi hosts.

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Latest FFMPEG compiled for rasbian

I needed the latest version of ffmpeg compile with x264 support for arm, as it took me a little while to get it x-compiled i figured id make it available to all.

 

You can download it here.

Setup a pirate bay proxy

Obviously this wont work at the moment, but heres how to build a pirate bay proxy.

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