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First blog post

This blog will be about all things System Administration, Information Security, and general bloopers of the IT world.

Stay tuned for some good content.

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Thinking process behind choosing a tool

Thinking process behind choosing a tool does not get the attention it deserves. While there are many discussions of the form tool X vs tool Y, there is very little discussion of how one should choose between tools or in presumable absence of alternatives, whether one should use the only candidate, tool X. 2,955 more words

System Administration

Bridging The Gap Between Linux And Windows.

There are a lot of ways to connect Linux and Windows together: Cygwin, VNC, even Chrome RDP works. But what if you had to do something real specific, like recording a window on the Windows desktop from a Linux command line? 630 more words


Updating BIOS of ASUS P5Q SE/R Motherboard

By far, this is one of the most straightforward BIOS updates, with the update utility within the existing BIOS itself. (though if the current BIOS was corrupted, another way would be needed) 173 more words

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Updating BIOS of Acer EG31M V.1.0 (from Veriton M460)

The Acer EG31M V.1.0 motherboard is a custom made board for the Acer Veriton M460 desktop.

To update the BIOS:

  • Download the BIOS from the Acer Veriton M460 support page (
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Updating BIOS of Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard

The Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard was released in 2009 – do check out the manufacturer’s site for more details: http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-G41M-ES2L-rev-14#ov

I got this board second hand, and decided to do a BIOS upgrade so as to take advantage of some of the fixed/newer features (e.g. 404 more words

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CentoOS 7 on Virtual Box

These are some tips and information for configuring CentoOS 7 when running on VirtualBox, namely how to install the Virtual Box Extensions.

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