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Installing OpenQRM on Ubuntu 9.10

Posted by Rob May 27, 2010, under Technological Prowess | No Comments

Seeing a virtual machine purring along is a thing of beauty. OpenQRM is a fantastic web based package for managing your system, private cloud and virtualization technologies. It integrates seamlessly with both KVM and XEN.   So, here's a brief HOW TO for installing OpenQRM on Ubuntu Server 9.10. This HOW TO assumes you've already [...]

Kicking my own ass today

Posted by rob May 9, 2010, under Personal, Technological Prowess | No Comments

So, I’ve been working on and off on a number of sites that are my own personal projects (as if I didn’t have enough to do).   Lately though, I’ve been slacking a little – hence the stagnation that is BlogNation.co.za. No more of that though. This is the time that I’ve started working.   [...]

Multichoice should worry a little

Posted by rob May 2, 2010, under South Africa, Technological Prowess | No Comments

    Some people may not have even heard of them yet – I know quite a few who hadn’t – but TopTV is the talk of the country today as they took a running kick at the Multichoice monopoly.   With their launch date set as May 1st and 50,000 decoder units shipped to [...]

The Twitter Effect

Posted by rob March 27, 2010, under Nothing Much, Technological Prowess | 1 Comment

I’m not sure we’ve thought this whole social networking thing through properly.   I think relatively few people have realised what Social Networking has the potential to do and become. And when we start talking about companies that list dwindles significantly to around 40 (thanks to Mashable)   It’s been pointed out lately that something [...]

A bit of a bust

Posted by rob March 17, 2010, under Personal, Technological Prowess | No Comments

Tonight has been a bit of a bust for me. I managed to get some big things fixed that have been bugging me on www.dementia.co.za but that’s about it. I had hoped to upgrade the chat and make it super sexy but not so much at this time. Hope nobody mobs me for that. Fortunately, [...]

It’s all about communication

Posted by rob March 16, 2010, under Personal, Technological Prowess | No Comments

Tonight’s work is all about communication. While I spent some of last night getting Twitter feeds working for my forum (yay!) – my mission as it stands now is to get a good, solid and customizable chat software suite running. It needs to be: PHP/Flash based Integrated with the forums (one login, one username) Have [...]

Twitter Advertising Revealed

Posted by rob March 15, 2010, under Technological Prowess, Tweets & Twits | 1 Comment

Twitter today revealed their brand new advertising scheme. I managed to capture this screenshot before Twitter crack squads came and asked me politely to stop. Not too bad really. Less intrusive than some.

Worst. Idea. Ever. (Thermite)

Posted by Rob August 7, 2009, under Nothing Much, Technological Prowess | No Comments

http://hackaday.com/2008/09/16/how-to-thermite-based-hard-drive-anti-forensic-destruction/ Leaving aside questions of what you’d have on your hard drive that needed destroying so badly and the fact that most of the 12 year olds using this mod would have to pay for a new floor in their parent’s house – What would you do WHEN it went wrong? I mean compuiters are [...]

Mounting an NTFS volume in Centos

Posted by Rob July 28, 2009, under Technological Prowess | 3 Comments

  What a bitch this is to get done. In theory it’s pretty easy – especially if you just want read only: su – mkdir /mnt/mountpoint mount -t ntfs /dev/yourdevice /mnt/mountpoint Seems to work quite well. But what if you want Read/Write? Bit more complicated. First off, I’m assuming you’re using yum. Because I’m using yum [...]

July is Dementia Month

Posted by Rob July 3, 2009, under Technological Prowess | No Comments

In keeping with my 2009 goals, July is Dementia month This month, I’ll be doing a bunch of work and improvement on http://www.dementia.co.za In a few days, I’ll be giving a rough plan of what I want to be doing as well as a timeline. Should be interesting (at least to me). If you have [...]

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