Archive for October, 2009

Google street view captures burning van in Toronto, Ontario.

October 30, 2009
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Google street view captures burning van in Toronto, Ontario.

Google street view finally launched in Canada few weeks ago. I had sighted the streetview camera car on Highway 407 some months before and trailed it. Here is the link to photos of the streetview car, http://www.gamescheat.ca/2009/06/google-maps-street-view-car-in-toronto-ontario/. The Google street view camera captured everything that it came across, including this picture of a burning...
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Some TV channels may not work with the Rogers digital receiver.

October 27, 2009
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I moved into my new home about 3 months ago. Well, actually it is a 23 years old house with finished basement. Overall the house was in good condition, but it was in need of many minor repairs. Being the handyman that I am, I ripped out the carpet and installed laminate flooring, hardwood,...
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Unix bash script to check if the files exists in the directory

October 23, 2009
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As a server administrator I seldom have to check to see if a file exists in the directory. But what if you have a long list of files that you need to check for? Checking for the existence of many many files manually could prove to be tedious and repetitive task. It would be...
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Scripts to automate the process of identifying and compiling an RDM to LUN mapping list for VMware ESX 3.0

October 16, 2009
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In an earlier posting I listed a copy of the article explaining how to manually create a RDM to LUN mapping for VMware ESX. I have created scripts to completly automate this process, ftp the result and email the result file. Save the below commands in a file and make it executable. Name the...
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How to identify and compile a RDM to LUN mapping list for VMware ESX 3.0

October 16, 2009
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Below is a copy of the article from VMware knowledge base. It explains the steps to create the Raw Decive Mapping to Logical Unit Number. But is you have a VMserver with many virtual clients and LUNs attached, then this manual procedure can take hours. I have created scripts to automate this procedure and...
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Command to display the current run level in Solaris

October 6, 2009
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If you forget the current run level you have loaded in Solaris, here is a handy command to help you find out what it is. who -r This will output to screen the current run-level.
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