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stories from the trenches.. vmware, san, backups and general hacking

17 Jun
2009

Ubuntu & Citrix XenApp 11.0

Problems installing Citrix ICA Client 11.0 (nowadays XenApps) on ubuntu? Check out this page. Nuff said. Basically, Download the client from the citrix site, apt-get install libmotif3 unpack the client, run ./setupwfc, use defaults or customize. Make a symlink, sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libXm.so.3.0.2 /usr/lib/libXm.so.4. Also make links for the tools: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ICAClient/wfica /usr/local/bin/wfica […]

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17 Jun
2009

Medeco – Hiding the truth since 1968

Ok, let’s get the facts straight here. Medeco, a “high-security” lock manufacturer founded in 1968 tries to hide the fact that their “high-security” locks are not foolproof. Wikipedia has a page on Medeco, and when someone tries to add a section on the weaknesses found in their “high-security” locks, it gets removed. Also it appears […]

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14 Jun
2009

Firefox plugins plug

We’re gonna look at some of the plugins i like for Firefox today. This is not a long list, i’m not plugin addicted like certain people i know, but there are certain plugins that make living easier. Ad-Block Plus with Easylist & Viltteri + Element Hiding Helper This here is a classic. It’s been around […]

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13 Jun
2009

Testing Ubuntu 9.10

I’m in the process of installing Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 2 server on a test machine. I’ll let you know more tomorrow when i get to actually use the system. Installation is not the graphical one, as has been the way for Ubuntu server versions forever. I’m pretty sure you could use the graphical installer, but […]

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12 Jun
2009

Nokia E75 Review

This is a short hopefully helpful review to all those who are thinking of getting this much-hyped “mini-communicator” from Nokia. The phone i have has the latest firmware, which was released on June 2nd (thanks Anteuz), and is called 110.48.125. This was a much anticipated phone, which will, along with the soon-to-be-released N97 replace the […]

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10 Jun
2009

Added PGP-key

I added my PGP public key, so you can send me mail with it. You can get it here, or by clicking the PGP-key link in the sidebar. If you want to send me something using PGP, use my grelbar {├Ąt-sign} gmail \dot\ com Oh yeah, and i also recommend the FireGPG addon for Firefox. […]

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10 Jun
2009

Linksys mods

So, me and P were installing OpenWRT on my Linksys WRT54GL, which went fine, both the 2.4 and the 2.6 version, despite the hilarious error message during the initial flash (see image below). The second part was adding an SD card reader to the linksys, which proved to be more challenging. The card reader was […]

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6 Jun
2009

Clockwork Saturday

Today it is time to test the limits of my ensemble. I’ve run some tests with the Phenom II X4 940, which is clocked at 15×200, the default 3.0 Ghz. I raised it carefully to 16×200=3.2 Ghz, and it hardly registered, as any rise in temperature that is. I’ve been running it at 17×200 now, […]

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4 Jun
2009

Cool Podcasts

Hey! In case you sometimes do boring repetitive work ( _o/ ), and you have to wait some; get some podcasts that teach you useful things! I’m a podcast newbie, i subscribe to two podcasts. Below, i shall review them in brief, but check them out yourself for the complete experience! Pauldotcom Security Weekly P […]

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