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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

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


Manual Start/Stop of the GUI in Ubuntu

To stop the GUI:

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.

Windows Live Mail - the missing menus

Those out there that use(ed) Outlook Express should know that there is no such thing in Windows 7. Also true in Vista, where "Windows Mail" was released.

Yet another major change for Windows 7: the new (free) email client is called "Windows Live Mail" and the most annoying new "Feature" is the missing menus.

To see the old menu you are looking for; hit the "ALT" key by itself. Then, the menu will magically appear.

Mystery solved!

Excellent Diff Serv overview for Cisco Vs. Linux

See the entire document (Table of Contents) here:

Testing voice circuits in Cisco IOS

The easiest way to test outbound calls is to build a simple plain old telephone service (POTS) dial-peer on the voice gateway. For example:


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