Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Hey Guys, Lately I’ve been thinking about replacing my ESXi setup I have at OVH with a SmartOS one. I got a cheap kimsufi server for one month to play around. As you know those do not have multiple IP’s/NIC’s. I wrote a little dirty how to on how to setup NAT in the global […]

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 15:11 | Comments Off on SmartOS with single IP and NAT

Today I had to reinstall my gateway/firewall but I no longer had blank CD’s. I usually prefer to use a USB key but the asg-9.x.iso from Sophos has some issues with this. I fixed it in a few minutes by comparing the mounts in a VM when booting from an ISO and the mounts when […]

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 11:26 | 3 comments
Categories: Hardware, Linux, Personal

It’s been a while again! Today I will briefly talk about qemu(-kvm) and connecting to it using unix sockets with minicom. Why is this useful and cool? Well you can connect to a linux vm without running a shell and still get the full console experience! (BDS, Solaris,… all should work) I won’t dig deep […]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 00:11 | 1 comment
Categories: Linux, Solaris, Technology

It’s been a while since I posted but I only recently started tinkering with things again in my free time. I travel a lot now for work so I spend some lonely nights in hotel rooms with no internet. I have time to play. Anyway, I wanted to host a repository for OmniOS because I’m […]

Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 22:49 | Comments Off on Running OmniOS/OpenIndiana under ESXi hosted at OVH

I’ve been busy lately with various things. Can’t give a detailed update about it for now. I have been slowly working my way through parsing my notes from my NAS installation and pulling useful snippets out of it. This was made more difficult due to my servers being offline due to a faulty 3-port NIC. […]

Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 19:55 | Comments Off on Solaris wiki, SmartOS T-Shirt

For work I was migrating an old undocumented reverse proxy configuration from 2.0 to 2.2. It contained some old perl scripts nobody understood and some strange bits here an there. Long story short I started from scratch. I ran into the usual problems like redirects and hyperlinks being broken if they use full self referencing […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 14:14 | Comments Off on Reverse Proxy and Hyperlinks

I bought myself an Acer Aspire V5-571G, to replace my aging netbook. I ended up going for Acer’s low-end ultrabook because it was only around 35 EUR more expensive than a AMD Fusion netbook, it comes with and i3 with IGP and an additional GPU. So bang for buck it was a clear winner. I […]

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 22:36 | Comments Off on Acer Aspire V5-571G

I teased you all a while ago with my XMonad configuration. My Raspberry Pi and some other personal things have occupied my free time recently so I have not done any thing worth posting. So I finally took the time to wrap and tidy it up. I decide to switch to XMonad because I recently […]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 17:37 | Comments Off on XMonad
Categories: Linux, Technology

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a bit. I usually VPN (to the gateway at home) for surfing when roaming. This also gives me access to my shellbox and with my ssh key. You can usually connect to port 443 (https) on most networks, even those that force you to use a socks […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 16:00 | 2 comments

Someone just asked what desktop environment I use. He didn’t like the new Gnome. Those who know me well enough, will know I use a mac for my primary workstation. So I’m using aqua as my primary desktop environment. I do run a lot of linux but none have xorg installed with the exception of […]

Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 20:53 | Comments Off on What desktop environment do I use?
Categories: Linux, Personal, Technology