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cooling the cupboard

June 24th, 2008 No comments

I have a lot of hardware running 24×7 – PCs, routers, switches, firewalls, SAN, and it’s all contained within a cupboard where I stick it all. It’s pretty cool, in that it’s a dust free environment, and keeps the noise at bay, which is my intent. It’s basically a small contained computer room. What’s not cool about it, is that it isn’t.
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HOWTO – Running familiar Linux from CF/SD/MMC

September 20th, 2007 No comments

This howto covers one way of running familiar Linux from your CF, SD, or MMC card.

OK, it doesn’t actually boot from SD, but uses a snazzy Linux trick called pivot_root. Which switches over one root with another. This, IMHO, is probably the best way of doing it apart from actually directly booting from SD. Although, I’ve only tried this on a 38xx based iPAQ it should work for all handhelds based on familiar. Heck, it should work for anything really.

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Nokia GPRS with Linux iPAQ

September 17th, 2007 No comments

If you have an iPAQ installed with familiar Linux and want it to connect to the net using your Nokia mobile via GPRS; then this is how you do it.
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Enabling proxies for joomla RSS feeds

August 24th, 2007 No comments

This is frustrating. Joomla is fantastic, but there are areas that are still very naive and under-coded. Take for example RSS feeds. If you're behind a proxy, (aka corporate firewall), then you're out of luck. How do you do it then?
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