Something i have recently setup on my home network is the ability to blacklist domains and ads by DNS. Instead of giving the correct address for the requested ad, my DNS server points the domain name to an internal server hosting a 1×1 pixel gif. This also reduces bandwidth used.
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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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This is a quick run through on how to get the HP ilo VSP working with Ubuntu.
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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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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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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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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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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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Heres a quick run down on building a static ipmitool that you can scp over to your esxi hosts.
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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.