Author Archives: Ryan

Command of the Week – sys_basher

I haven’t done a command in the week in such a long time that I hoped to semi resurrect into at least a monthly-weekly adventure. The sys_basher command is an excellent tool to perform some tests on cpu, memory, and … Continue reading

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Cool software to check out

Here are some software that I want to check out and play with when I have some time: ansible – python to do tasks and plays distributively and fast with almost no learning curve. drools planner – a way to … Continue reading

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AMS2300 upgrade to AMS2500 tip

Quick protip if you are going from an AMS2300 to an AMS2500, or even plan to in the future: Leave 3U of space above the AMS2300. The reason I say that is because the AMS2500 does not have any drive … Continue reading

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variables and quotes in bash scripts

I created the following function the other day because I also forget how the quotes and variables works in my bash scripts: function printQuotes() { A=”ASTRING” echo echo without quotes $A echo echo without quotes ${A} curly braces echo “echo … Continue reading

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Compile Octave 3.6.2 for both CentOS 5 and CentOS 6

In the environment at my work, I usually have to compile newer versions of software for our clients to use. At the moment we have both CentOS 5 and CentOS 6 in production and I’d like to have to only … Continue reading

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windows 7 gateway 0.0.0.0 from adobe software bonjour

This happened again at work and thought I would post the “solution” for future reference. Problem: After an installation/update of an Adobe product, the Windows 7 desktop loses connecting to off the network. After doing an ipconfig, there was an … Continue reading

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ssh idle keepalive timeouts

I’v had to solve this problem a few times and thought that I would post it up here. The problem is basically that when ssh’ing into a machine in a remote location, sometimes your session will log off because a … Continue reading

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simple 1337 translator in python3

I’m playing around with some python3 and my little brother-in-law came up with the idea of a function that takes a string, does a 1337 translation on it, and returns it. I found the replace function that you can do … Continue reading

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yum $releasever expands to %24releasever

Had this error when we were messing around with Centos 6. ftp://ftp.server.com/pub/centos/mirror/%24releasever/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] FTP Error 550 : ftp://ftp.server.com/pub/centos/mirror/%24releasever/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml Couple of the trouble shooting steps I did was that I first straced it: yum clean all strace -f -o /tmp/yumoutput … Continue reading

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touchpad pbworks power point presentations

We managed to get the HP Touchpad while it was on firesale and I couldn’t be happy about the cheap $99 investment we made. Unfortunately today, we noticed that the pbworks doesn’t allow us to successfully save a power point … Continue reading

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