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link dump for 2012-04-02

Link dump for 2012-04-02 Australian Time Zone changes and DST Just pick one and stop changing it! The Mother of All Demos Not entirely ...

linux date command

this is cool, i used to do all sorts of hacks to do this at one time: davidmarsh@server:~$ date +%A --date today-1days Wednesday ...

large files

A small script to find large files under current mount point, usefull in linux, probably works in bsd and generic unixes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...

dhcp problems with the zebra ql220 printer and motorola rfs6000

This has to be done so the Zebra QL220+ printer will get an IP address from the Motorola RFS6000 DHCP server. The default setting of ...

serial cable

I like this shot of a serial cable with DE9 (DB9) connectors: serial cable, a photo by rdmarsh on Flickr.

mac chess

Found out today that Mac Chess (GNU Chess) can be run from the command line here: ...

zabbix configure errors under ubuntu 9.10

./configure --enable-server --enable-agent --with-mysql --with-net-snmp --with-libcurl Here's some errors I had while compiling Zabbix on ...

gnewsense

I thought I'd give gnewsense a spin in the VM on my Mac, it looks pretty, err, pretty. There are so many choices now, with ubuntu and ...

xubuntu 904

Hooray, the latest version of my favourite ubuntu respin, xubuntu 9.04, has been released.

adsl redux

A few years ago I was amazed with the speed I could get from my adsl connection and bit torrents. At the time 154 KBs was brilliant! Well, ...

booting

Here's a video of the PC booting, Game Launcher running and Pac-man starting under Vantage. The slowest part is the POST. I've turned off ...

the right cf to ide

The compact flash to IDE adapter arrived, and it's the right one! Hooray! This plugs directly into the motherboard without need for any IDE ...

compact flash to ide adapter arrived

The compact flash to IDE adapter showed up, unfortunately it didn't match the picture. Have contacted the seller, we'll see what they say. ...

mame machine

I've started to work on my Mame machine again. I'm documenting it in the Mame Category.

compact flash to ide

Sam was very nice to me and bought one of these compact flash to IDE adapeters from eBay. This will do away with the need for an IDE cable ...

getting machine ready

I'm trying to build an arcade cabinet and this will document the goals and steps taken with some photos. At the moment I'm still ...

how to make an iso from a real cd with mac os x

I had to make an iso file from a real cd under Mac OSX and thought this tip might help someone: Put CD in drive, Open Application/Disk ...

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09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 Hey, I heard this was all the rage these days. I don't know, crazy kids!

wiki promo video

I made this video to promote a wiki that I set up at my workplace (it's called bigwiki). Created with iMovie, it was pretty easy. If you ...

adsl

I love high speed ADSL ;-)

Easter and Work Haiku

Easter was pretty easy, we really didn't do anything. Had lunch on Saturday with Sams parents, which was pretty cool. Everyone was there, ...