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I'm Justin, and I live in Boston. I'm a huge geek into process automation and work reduction, and am also an editor at Eat Your Serial. Thanks for dropping by!

Archive for the 'Tech Related Stuff' Category

Recently a change happened to one of our servers at work which caused sudo to fail completely. When we ran the sudo command, here’s what we’d see: sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts All we had to do in this case was hit enter […]

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This is a general informational post meant for those dealing with similar problems. I really ran into 2 problems with this setup, so let’s start with the networking first. The scanner worked fine over the wireless network, but I had to reset the router since it was set to work as an AP, and we […]

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This was done in CentOS 6.4 but PolicyKit is part of gnome so it should work across different distriubtions. I’ve run into this problem before, but it finally today became something I needed to solve after I moved the server to a new office with no monitor or inputs. I would VNC in but the […]

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Recently a hard drive failed in our RAID 5 QNAP NAS array. The CTO suggested a low level format would make the drive usable again, and he was right. In my case it was a Seagate drive, so I used Seatools and it’s full erase feature. I found that Seatools wouldn’t run via USB, nor […]

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Twitter Research

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I’d like to start doing some research on Twitter and how its changed how users use their cellphones. Specifically, I want to if you have changed your text messaging habits because of twitter, and if so, how? Please leave your remarks in the comments. Be as detailed or as curt as you care. I’m just […]

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My feelings about ubuntu 8.10

Friday, October 31st, 2008

First, I started off with the release candidate.  So, the liveCD started off good.  I had sound and everything, and it all loaded really fast.  Then I installed the system and restarted, and it had a lot of updates.  Didn’t even need to use the non-free driver for my ATI video card, it worked just […]

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How to get back at the Recording Industry

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I didn’t write this, it is a small section of a larger post about the Recording Industry slowly killing itself, which you will find here. ————————– 1. Stop buying music from major labels. Period. The only way to force change is to hit the labels where it hurts – their profits. The major labels are […]

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Missing TV Links? Have no fear!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

So ok, I found this site on Digg, and I’m linking to it as to not have to worry about stealing this guy’s post.  It seems that the author over at Teddy’s World as put together a list of 38 sites you can get TV shows from, just in case you’re missing TVlinks (but you’re […]

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Saturday, October 20th, 2007

This is the neatest little toy I have seen in a long time. Blogged with Flock

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Install Windows XP on ASUS F3Se

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

OK so this won’t apply to most of my readers, but I’m writing it in hopes of people who have had the same problem that I did find it via google. I bought my laptop a few months ago, and ran the XP install CD only to be told that windows couldn’t find any hard […]

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