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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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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server 6.2.3 is out

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Server is finally at the 6.2.3 release. For awhile now, it’s been stuck at 6.2.1 and that if you wanted 6.2.2, you had to install the interim fix which I wasn’t comfortable with. My favorite APAR … Continue reading

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Remote desktop into Windows 7 and Server 2008 from XP

I’m not sure how I missed this, but Microsfoft released an update to the remote desktop client called Remote Desktop Connection 7.0¬†for Windows XP, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Vista SP2. It basically allows for these clients to remote desktop … Continue reading

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Adding identi.ca support on seesmic android app

I did some searches and found that I can add my identi.ca account to my seesmic android app. Here are two blog posts I found about it: http://status.net/2010/03/25/using-seesmic-for-android-with-statusnet http://blog.seesmic.com/using-seesmic-for-android-to-add-other-web-applications-like-tumblr-identica-wordpress.html#more-197 On version of Seesmic 1.7 for android, I did the following … Continue reading

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