Database Trouble Today

I apologize for the trouble on the site today. I made a minor little mistake with a database and spent the entire day trying to solve it. It appears that everything is working as expected now and I want to thank Stephen Shaw for helping me out, just as I was about to give up.… Read More »

Fix Home and End Keys: Mac OS X

One of the things that has long bugged me about Mac OS X (one of the few things!) is the different way that the Home and End keys function inside a document. I have long been used to Home moving to the beginning of the current line, and End moving to the end of the… Read More »

FreeBSD Security Update: 7.1-RELEASE-p4 Available

For those using FreeBSD, there has been another security update to the 7.1 release family.  According to the UPDATING file: 20090323:       p4      FreeBSD-SA-09:06.ktimer, FreeBSD-EN-09:01.kenv Correctly sanity-check timer IDs. [SA-09:06] Limit the size of malloced buffer when dumping environment variables. [EN-09:01] If you’re interested in applying this update to your system, here is the method I… Read More »

How To Configure PXE Boot on CentOS 5

The other day I blogged about how to extract the kernel and ramdisk from the DBAN downloadable image.  These two files would be useful in the situation where you might want to PXE (network) boot a machine and have it wiped.  (Something like this may be common prior to dispositioning a machine at work, or… Read More »

Dropbox : Easy Way To Share and Store Files Online

I’ve been auditing some of the applications that I use day-to-day and thought I might share some tips about them. I’ve found that most people tend to get comfortable with a certain set of applications and rarely break out of that set. The beauty of the Free Software world is that the number and quality… Read More »