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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 | Author:

Why use bloatware like Adobe Reader ?

Adobe Reader 7.07 – 20.3MB
Adobe Reader 6.0.1 – 15.9MB
Adobe Reader 5.05 – 9.9MB
Foxit Reader 1.3 – 1.11MB, Uncompressed exe 2.42MB

Single executable file. Faster launch times. Adobe Reader look and feel. Do the comparison.

Of course in Linux, there is always Evince


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Monday, April 10th, 2006 | Author:

Not the whole world but… I just came across this. An open source gaming console ??

Offical site here, wonder is there any units in Singapore yet ?

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Friday, April 07th, 2006 | Author:

I had a major problem. I have to “analyze” Windows event logs from several Microsoft Windows Servers in a centralised location.

Procedures:
Open Event Viewer
Browse to folder
Open hostname-year-month-day.evt
Filter Errors and Failure Audits
Repeat for the rest of the servers

I was lucky to stumble upon the Log Parser, a command-line which allows SQL queries to be run against log files and dump the required results into simple csv files.
“C:\program files\log parser 2.2\logparser.exe” -i:evt “select EventLog, TimeGenerated, EventID, EventTypeName, EventCategoryName, SourceName, Strings, ComputerName, SID, Message into %2 from %1 where EventTypeName like ‘Error%%'” -o:csv -resolveSIDs:on -direction:BW

Where %1 refers to your source and %2 to your destination.

Quoted from my friend “If you have to click on the same thing more than 2 times, automate it.”

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Thursday, April 06th, 2006 | Author:

It’s time to de-commission my S700i after waiting for W800, K750.
K800i

262,144-colour TFT
240×320 pixel
3.2 MEGA Pixel Camera

Category: Mobiles  | Comments off
Tuesday, April 04th, 2006 | Author:

I’m web-host hopping.

Hope I settle down with this.

Pacific Net – > HTGK -> Xanga -> Blogspot -> 5gigs -> Current

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 | Author:

CC=gcc-3.4 /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl

Of coz, Install GCC 3.4 first.

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Monday, December 19th, 2005 | Author:

Having a “small” problem with HSRP.

ASCII Network Diagram

[switch-a1]--[router-a1]--[ISP 1 Cloud]--[router-b1]--[switch-b1]--- Active Link
|          |                           |              |
[switch-a2]--[router-a2]--[ISP 1 Cloud]--[router-b1]--[switch-b2]--- Standby Link

I configured HSRP all on devices. My problem is, when a switch-a1 fails, router-a1 fails over to router-a2. but router-b1 will not fail over as the link between router-a1 and router-b1 via ISP 1 is still up.

I tried HSRP tracking, but the best tracking method I found is IP Route Reachability.
Track shows the object is up if the gateway to that network is still in your routing table.

so even configuring “track 100 ip route 10.2.2.2/32 reachability” doesn’t work, as the gateway is added manually as a static route.

Sample Config from Cisco.

more…

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 | Author:

By default, Microsoft RPC allocate ports from 1024 – 65535.

To restrict them to 5000 – 5100, Use the Registry entries below.

— cut here —
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\Internet]
“Ports”=hex(7):35,00,30,00,30,00,30,00,2d,00,35,00,31,00,30,00,30,00,00,00,00, 00
“PortsInternetAvailable”=”Y”
“UseInternetPorts”=”Y”

— cut here

Category: Network, Security, Systems, Technical  | Comments off
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 | Author:

To reset the Symantec System Center admin user password

1. On the computer running Symantec System Center, start Windows Explorer.
2. Go to \Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Center\Tools.
3. In the right pane, double-click the IFORGOT.exe file.
4. In the Primary server field, type the name of the server group’s primary server.
5. In the user field, type admin
6. In the New Password and Confirm New Password fields, type the new password.
7. Click Reset Password.
You may be prompted for a Windows user name and password if you specify a remote server.

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Friday, November 11th, 2005 | Author:

Finally, I got both my boxes fixed. So I was happily connecting them together with a SC cable…. yah yah.. It’s only 15cm apart but still it’s a 1Gbps Fibre Channel link 😀

I decided to use dhcp for that link, since I haven’t tried configuring dhcpd before.

After configuring dhcpd on webmin, I tried starting it. The button still shows “Start Server”.

syslog presents:
Nov 9 19:53:24 localhost dhcpd: No subnet declaration for eth0 (10.x.x.x).
Nov 9 19:53:24 localhost dhcpd: Please write a subnet declaration in your dhcpd.conf file for the
Nov 9 19:53:24 localhost dhcpd: network segment to which interface eth0 is attached.
Nov 9 19:53:24 localhost dhcpd: exiting.

wtf, I actually configured for eth3 in the options. So i check /etc/dhcpd.conf, no mention of eth0. Got more pissed after starting the server several times, then I checked /etc/init.d/dhcp..

#Defaults
INTERFACES=”eth0″

So, ok. now I know the reason, changed it.. SAME ERROR !
This time i saw /etc/defaults/dhcp, added INTERFACES=”eth3″

Now it works. Installing Ubuntu on my 2nd box..

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