As I’ve just installed a murmur server for mumble I need to monitor it to make sure it stays running. I’ve been using Nagios for a while and have already done a shell script to monitor MySQL how I wanted. There is already a nagios plugin but it’s a shell script which calls a perl […]

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Well it seems it’s finally time to move my gentoo machine away from “grub legacy” and over to grub2. All was going well following the official instructions until after reboot and running the install to replace the MBR. grub2-install /dev/sda At which point it spat out the error below. /usr/sbin/grub2-bios-setup: warning: your core.img is unusually […]

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For a while now the piratebay has been blocked by various ISPs. Before these blocks were implemented the UK Pirate Party has had a proxy up and running at http://tpb.pirateparty.org.uk/ to enable those censored throughout the world to access the site. Why not join the cause and help the Pirate Party make the world a […]

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So about mid afternoon I got a nagios alert stating that rtcw was down on one of our servers, this is highly unusual and I thought maybe someone had restarted it. Further investigation however proved otherwise, the server was up and running but had full input an output network buffers. I wondered what was going […]

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Well here we are a month after Christmas, what’s happened? I suppose quite a bit, I’m getting married in April and that’s now turned into a full time project, everything’s coming together nicely and I wish people would respond a bit quicker as the clock’s now ticking. On a different note, I’d a strange problem […]

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So after I managed to break my HTC magic, I purchased another one from Ebay. After a month it started playing up, it was at this point I realised why it had seemed to be such a bargain. Friday “preveing” I decided to give HTC a call, it turned out they’ll cover it under warranty. […]

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