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General Tech

Cloupor Mini 30W VV/VW Mode Box Mod and Aspire Atlantis quick reveiw

Aspire Atlantis and Cloupor Mini

There was an offer on… I am a sucker for an offer….

Aspire Atlantis and Cloupor mini from a reputable dealer for a substantial discount? Hmm. A quick search for reviews of both and I like what I read. One internet order later and they arrive on my doorstep Tuesday. Great service from Vapeclub I have to say. The offer seams to have ended for those hunting for it!

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Tech

Moto 360 Android Wear watch

I made the leap and bought the Moto 360. Had it for a couple of weeks now, and really liking it. Nice and easy to use, battery life no problem, the wireless charging is superb and very customisable.

 

Below is a list of apps I have found work really well, and add some great functionality to the watch.

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Bikes General

Driving licence changes – News stories – GOV.UK

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.

via Driving licence changes – News stories – GOV.UK.

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Linux

Apache, php, email and SELinux | saxicola.motd.org

Ah what fun it was, I thought I was going mad, then again perhaps I was. I’d mostly installed a utility on my local webserver;

three php pages. All it had to do was talk to my MySQL server and send a mail out to subscribers.

My maillog looked like this:Jan 15 19:43:53 host postfix/sendmail[4993]: fatal: open /etc/postfix/main.cf: Permission denied

Jan 15 22:21:30 host postfix/sendmail[5305]: fatal: open /etc/postfix/main.cf: Permission denied

Jan 15 22:27:39 host postfix/sendmail[5321]: fatal: open /etc/postfix/main.cf: Permission denied

No matter what I did with postfix’s config it wouldn’t send mail. Yet I could send mail from the command line. After a loooong web search I discovered that SELinux is the culprit, yet again. A temporay disable of selinux using:setenforce permissive proved the point. But this is a web facing server and I didn’t want to disable SELinux and let all those nasty crackers get into my server. Oh what to do. Of the many command I tried it seems to be

setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail on

that fixes it.

via Apache, php, email and SELinux | saxicola.motd.org.

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Linux

High availability add on for RHEL7

See attached documents. They give an overview and highlight changes from RHEL 6.

Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7-High_Availability_Add-On_Reference-en-US

Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-7-High_Availability_Add-On_Overview-en-US

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Linux

Tunnel yum traffic through another server via ssh.

Run all commands on the computer with restricted acccess.

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Tech

Neptune Suite – One Hub, Infinite Possibilities

Neptune Suite - One Hub, Infinite Possibilities | Indiegogo

Neptune Suite - One Hub, Infinite Possibilities | Indiegogo

This looks great, if it delivers what they say it will. Just wish they would shut up before they make me bankrupt!

Neptune Suite – One Hub, Infinite Possibilities | Indiegogo.

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Linux

Fedora 21 creates qcow2 images that don’t work on RHEL6

Fedora 21 creates qcow2 images that don’t work on RHEL6

The version of qemu with Fedora 7 enables the QCOW2 lazy_refcounts feature that improves performance of some snapshot operations.

However, not all versions of QEMU in the wild can handle lazy_refcounts, and will refuse to use the disk image, particularly RHEL6 QEMU. So by default, a disk image from a VM created with Fedora 20 virt-manager will not run on RHEL6 QEMU, throwing an error like:

… uses a qcow2 feature which is not supported by this qemu version: QCOW version 3

This confused me for a couple of days……

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Linux

AN!Cluster Tutorial 2 – AN!Wiki

Yes, the comprehensive how-to for Red Hat clustering has been updated. Be a little careful of the sections that mention “Striker” as this is Alteeve’s own user interface, and you may not want or need to use it. We wrote our own to avoid giving customers full control, whilst giving them the ability to see the health of things.

If you are any way a geek or want to play with Linux, this is a great project to play with. Be warned, this is not a ten minute job, but very rewarding.

Yes, it does work with CentOS as well.

A nice shiny new cluster.

AN!Cluster Tutorial 2 – AN!Wiki.

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Linux

Attaching a USB device to a virtual machine.

Attaching a USB device to a libvirt domain without rebooting the virtual machine isn’t exactly obvious.

The following worked for me: