Debian and UEFI problems.

UEFI is a strange beast to me but 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.

HP ilo4 serial console and Ubuntu 14.04

This is a quick run through on how to get the HP ilo4 VSP working with Ubuntu.

Stop snmpd spamming messages in centos 7

SNMPD spamming /var/log/messages is a pet hate of mine. It causes so much rubbish to be sat in the logs. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

IPMItool for ESXi5.5u2

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

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.

Setup a pirate bay proxy

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