Monthly Archives: February 2011

How I setup a 2TB raid on my Linux box

I currently have a server at home that has 10 250GB drives in a raid 5 configuration. The original install on it was Gentoo 2008.0, that over time and multiple updates is now using the profile of 10.0. Things have … Continue reading

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QMPDClient compiled for win32

QMPDClient is a really nice mpd client written in QT. I went to use it for my wife’s computer, and the website with win32 binaries is giving up a 500. http://bitcheese.net/wiki/QMPDClient So, I grabbed QT 4.7 from Nokia, and compiled … Continue reading

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Writing a console application with QT

I like QT, its a nice tool kit. I typically write GUI applications with it, and qtcreator does a great job of setting it up. However, on the occasion I need to write a console application and the first time … Continue reading

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My Evaluation of Dragon Naturally Speaking 11

The REAL MINIMUM system requirements 2.3 GHz processor with at LEAST 2 cores 4 Gigabyte DDRII ram 7200 RPM drive with at LEAST 16MB cache Windows XP with SP3 OR Windows Live Meaning, it won’t run on your netbook, and … Continue reading

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Tethering BlackBerry with Linux on AT&T

Tethering your Linux box with your AT&T BlackBerry is actually pretty simple. Requirements on your plan is just the basic BlackBerry plan, no special tethering plan is needed. Software Requirements PPP – http://www.samba.org/ppp Barry (for USB) – http://www.netdirect.ca/software/packages/barry/ After installing … Continue reading

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Swarthy Unleashed

At some point over the past few years, I decided that when I drink beer in my home I will only drink beer I brew myself. This seemed like a practical way to trim down the cost and net affect … Continue reading

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