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Like many owners of the ubiquitous Linksys WRT54G wireless router, I like to run aftermarket firmware on my device to unlock more of this router’s potential. I use one as my primary wireless router in my house, but I also use some as wireless Ethernet client bridges and wireless repeaters. […]

Bricked WRT54G with Blinking Power Light. Hard reset? TFTP? Nope ...

As I do a fair amount of air travel, I sometimes convince family members to drop me at the airport, sometimes I use a car service, and sometimes I drive my own car and park it at the airport. For me, the latter is the most convenient, but depending upon […]

WallyPark Premier Garage Review

Jiffy Lube Check-in Special 4
(The following is an email I just sent to the contact address on http://jiffylubeutah.com/) SUBJECT: Feedback for Jiffy Lube #2892 To Whom it May Concern: The purpose of this email is to inform you of my experience at one of your Utah Jiffy Lube locations on May 16, 2011. After picking my […]

I had a Jiffy Lube Coupon, but instead got “Stiffied.”

I got a great deal on a couple of used Dell PowerConnect 5324 switches on eBay, and wanted to write down the steps I took to set them up how I liked them. Adding it to the List The first thing I did was add the Dell Service Code for […]

Dell PowerConnect 5324 Setup Tasks

If you have an email address, then it’s almost certain that you’ve had to type it into at least one online form. And if you’re like most, you’re required to do it on a regular basis. One way to help track whether that email address gets shared (and to be […]

How to use Address Tagging ([email protected]) with Postfix

Like most, I was horrified by the images of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated large areas in Japan. As expected, the news coverage had all the anticipated shots: flooding, property damage, distressed adults, crying children, widespread carnage in general. Much of the footage was similar to that seen in the […]

Why no Japanese looters? Because they stand to one side ...

Published by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. I wanted to share the following Red Dead […]

Red Dead Redemption Cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3

You don’t need a Windows Media Center PC to share pictures, videos, or music with an Xbox 360. If you’ve got a Fedora / RHEL/ CentOS box on your home network and you’d like to use it as a UPnP and DLNA Media Server so that you can stream files […]

How to set up uShare media server on Fedora / ...

I’ve had a sick Xbox 360, flashing the dreaded Red Ring of Death (RRoD), sitting in my Utah office for almost a year now. I’d replaced it with an Xbox 360 Elite, and since I’m only in this office for a few days each month, I didn’t feel a rush […]

Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Repaired

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I’ve been told that sometimes I snore. Because my father suffers from sleep apnea (which causes him to snore like a swarm of chainsaws), I went and did a sleep study last year to see if I had sleep apnea, too.

Review: ZQuiet Anti Snoring Mouthpiece

This blog post builds on the same workaround explained in my older post about how to install the 32-bit version of Dell OMSA 6.3 on a 64-bit version of RHEL / CentOS 5.5 on a PowerEdge server so you can manage a PERC 4 RAID adapter. Dell’s newer OMSA 6.4 […]

“No controllers found” fix: set up Dell OMSA 6.4 32-bit ...

UPDATE 7/11/15: The following procedure will work on RHEL/CentOS 7, 6, and 5 systems to upgrading from those systems’ default versions to Postfix 3.02. CentOS (a non-commercial clone of RedHat’s RHEL) is my server operating system of choice because it’s extremely stable and widely-used. One of the reasons it’s so stable is […]

Building Postfix on RHEL / CentOS from Source

I’m about to violate one of the self-imposed rules of this blog and talk about some business principles for a minute, only because the business move I saw yesterday was so awesome I just had to share it.

Wendy’s New Year Coupons FTW!

A few months ago, I wrote a product review for the ecobee Smart Thermostat (along with complete installation instructions and photos) which had I purchased to remotely monitor and control the thermostat in my Utah house while I was away. Overall, my review of the ecobee was

Installing my 2nd ecobee and Using Group Admin Features

Yep! You read that right. I burned an American flag today. According to the United States Flag Code, burning the flag is illegal,

I burned a flag, and I liked it!

One of my favorite movie lines is from the 2001 movie Bandits, starring Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton. Billy Bob plays a neurotic genius who, at one point in the movie, states “You know the hardest thing about being smart? I always pretty much know what’s going to happen next. […]

ecobee Mothership Won’t Let My Thermostat Phone Home

I’m typing this blog post on a borrowed computer while I wait at the Salt Lake City airport. It’s entitled: “Today Sucks.” The sucking started when I was awakened at 4:00am by the alarm panel in my Utah house beeping every few seconds to report a communications error (like a smoke alarm […]

Today Sucks

This blog post is primarily for my own benefit, so I have a list of the standard tasks, utilities, servers, scripts, and/or programs I like to install on vanilla Fedora / RedHat / CentOS Linux systems when I first set them up. But if you have suggestions for improving this […]

Things I Do First on a Vanilla Linux System

Installing the VNC server in Fedora 14 is a little bit different than I described it for Fedora 12, so here are some updated instructions for setting up VNC in Fedora 14 and connecting to it via Windows over the Internet.

How to Set Up VNC from Windows to Fedora 14 ...