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Get your motherboard model in Linux

If you ever need to remotely determine the motherboard model of your linux server, try using dmidecode. This dumps the BIOS information, and that will usually yield the motherboard model. Advertisements

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The McDLT Time-Dilation Effect

This effect explains why doing work in the rack always takes twice as long as you think.

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401.1 Access Denied error in IIS 6.0 (w/NTLM)

If you ever find yourself with an IIS web site that suddenly stops accepting NTLM, make sure Keep Alive is on (web -> Properties -> Web Site -> Enable HTTP Keep-Alives). As it turns out, NTLM requires keep alive.

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FreeBSD 7.2 with no CDs: Local Network Installation

I don’t want to burn a bunch of CDs for a single use. It’s a waste of blank CD-Rs (I bought 50 of them in 2004, and I’ve only got a few left).

This time I went for a different tactic: a net installation of FreeBSD using another computer as the remote host.

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Keyboard Mappings in Windows XP

Today I was doing a little searching and happened on the “Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools” download from Microsoft. Inside this download is a fantastic tool called “remapkey.exe” that gives you a straight forward drag and drop UI for remapping the keys on your keyboard. I often plug in Mac keyboards to my PC […]

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