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Create a hardware network monitor with a Pi and a Blinkt

Have you ever wanted a quick visual monitor to know that certain devices on your network are up and running?  Well this little project will do exactly that.  You will be able to monitor up to 8 networked devices and have an LED indicate if it is up or not.

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 15:42 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Python, Raspberry Pi, Tech · Tagged with: , , ,

Pseudo Command Prompt

Locked out of using the Command Prompt on Windows? no probs, try this little trick to create a pseudo dos box ..

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 22:36 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: Security · Tagged with: ,

Add Default Gateway to Linux

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 23:35 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: Linux, Tech

How to remove partitions from a USB stick

If you have a USB stick that has various partitions and you are having trouble removing them from with Windows Disk Management, then you might like to try the following:

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:20 by simon · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Hardware, Tech, Windows

Remount PFsense nano file system as read write

if you use one of the embedded versions of PFSense and you ever need to write to the OS directly you will need to remount the file system in Read/Write mode before you can save the changes. 

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 0:55 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: PFsense, Tech

Start and stop ESXi VMs from console

Sometimes you don’t have VMware vSphere Client handy, or you might need to restart a server remotely via SSH. In these cases it’s great to be able to turn virtual machines on and off via the command line. Read on for a brief overview.

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 0:48 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: Vmware · Tagged with: 

Which version of Ubuntu am I running

To find out which version Ubuntu is installed simply type the following in to a console:

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 1:22 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux

CentOS Fixing Error writing fstab Read-only file system

If you’ve accidentally broken your /etc/fstab file and rebooted and found yourself in the repair console.   You might run into some issues while trying to fix it.

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 22:06 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux

How to add a new user to vCenter Server Virtual Appliance

If you use vSphere 5 vCenter Server Virtual Appliance and you don’t have, or chose not to use Active Directory for user access then there is another way to add users to the appliance.

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 23:30 by simon · Permalink · 7 Comments
In: Vmware · Tagged with: , , ,

Change Exchange mailbox type from shared to user mailbox

When migrating many mailboxes to an Exchange 2010 system, or after an existing object has been mail enabled you may find you have some mailboxes that are set as type ‘Shared’ even though they belong to a single user.  You can see this either through the Exchange Management Console (EMC) by applying a filter of Recipient […]

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 23:30 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Exchange 2010