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Xmarks - There is hope...

It seems there was sufficient response to the shutdown announcement on the Xmarks site that thye have opened up a pledge database to see what the numbers are like. If they get 100,000 pledges of willingness to pay between $10 and $20 per YEAR, they will consider not shutting down the servers.

Go to: http://www.xmarks.com/about/company

And make a pledge if you too would like them to continue to offer their service...

XMARKS to close down...

Foxmarks, which became "Xmarks" in 2009, have announced that they are closing their doors in January 2011. I have been a user of this service for several years now, and it is one of my favourite browser apps. See the blog entry announcing the closure here:

http://blog.xmarks.com/?p=1886

Dell 5224 Password Reset

The documentation doesn't appear to give this up very easily: to reset to Factury Defaults, you'll need to restart the switch while having a serial console open, and hit CTRL-F (lots of times) until the boot completes, and it drops down to a boot-rom style prompt.

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Fixing the Twitter module in Drupal

The Twitter module for Drupal now needs to use the new OAuth module for authentication in Twitter.  This has broken many web sites.  I use this feature on this site to automatically post a tweet whenever I add a new blog entry.  I use a global account in Drupal to do it, rather than individual Twitter accounts for each drupal user.

Remote Open Source NMS

This looks really cool:

SAV 8.0 Installer Issues

From: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security.nsf/docid/199912171703...

Message: "Scan stopped by user" when launching a manual scan

Question/Issue:
You start a manual scan in Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) or in the Symantec System Center, and then you see the message "Scan stopped by user." Scans will not complete.

Find CPU info in Linux

This command will give you all of the known info regarding the processor(s) under linux:
# less /proc/cpuinfo

Interface config in Debian Linux

Configuring DHCP address for your network card

If you want to configure DHCP address you need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces and you need to enter the following lines replace eth0 with your network interface card

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface: DHCP address assignment
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Configuring Static IP address for your network card

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Manual Start/Stop of the GUI in Ubuntu

To stop the GUI:

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The easist way is to open a terminal and execute these commands:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

And then ctrl+alt+backspace to end your current session

To restart the GUI:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start

Clear the Print Queue in Windows 7/Vista

If you have hung print jobs in Windows 7 or Vista, you can clear the print queue easily by using these steps.
1. Click Start.
2. Type Command.
3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
4. Type net stop spooler then press Enter.
5. Type del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q then press Enter.
6. Type net start spooler then press Enter.

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