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Monday, April 30, 2007

American Idol voting record3A true or the rebirth of war dialers

War dialers and American Idol
This is just too funny.

It's a little out dated as they are talking about someone who has been voted off, but sure saves a bunch of time if you want to vote 100000000 times for your favorite person...

Friday, April 27, 2007

Anyone out there spare a Joost invite?

I've been reading up on the Joost website and am looking for a beta invite? Anyone have one?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Funny GW clip

OK, even if you do not play Guildwars this is too funny.






Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs - Gizmodo

Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs - Gizmodo

 Oh my goodness.  My side hurts from all the laughing.  Make sure to read the comments...

BlackBerry email still down, withdrawal setting in - Engadget

BlackBerry email still down, withdrawal setting in - Engadget

 Makes me glad I use Exchange ActiveSync over-the-air...

Virtrix - Virtual Tricks: VMware: PAM Password Aging in ESX 3.0.1

Virtrix - Virtual Tricks: VMware: PAM Password Aging in ESX 3.0.1

 You may be asking "Who cares" as you would want passwords to expire on regular users...

But not if you are using Active Directory authentication where you are using your domain ID to log into the box...  If your host username has the password expired then it won't pass your log-in attempt off to the DC... 

So, if you are using esxcfg-auth back to a DC for user authentication you should look at that article.

Monday, April 16, 2007

VMTN Discussion Forums Vmotion without vpxa agent...

VMTN20Discussion20Forums3A20Vmotion20without20vpxa20agent20-20...

 This is a good read.  The moral of the story is to never never do a hard nfs mount within the service console.  If the nfs server goes away it can cause serious heartburn for the ESX host....

snip..

I've resolved the issue and did not need to restart the host. The reason why VPXA died and did not exit was that the process was waiting for a stale NFS handle. For various reasons, the Service Console had an NFS mount of a remote server that had gone offline. As a consequence, several processes including VPXA had gone into "waiting for IO" state and were never woken up again.

Since NFS mounts are totally unkillable once they go stale, I had to configure another server with the IP of the old NFS server, and create an equivalent path which I shared out to my hung service console. After restarting the nfs server, the service discovered that my mounted share was stale, and allowed a umount.

Immediately after the umount, the defunct vpxa process disappeared. And after restarting hostd and vpxa, the system came straight back into Virtual Center.

So the moral of the story? Never _ever_ do a hard NFS mount inside your service console. You *will* regret it

Monday, April 9, 2007

Phone News - Sprint PRL 20227 Released

Phone News - Sprint PRL 20227 Released

For those of you in Pensacola know this.  Before this PRL my 6700 only had a 1x connection.  I updated to 20227 and now I have EvDo!!!  W00t!

SnapStream Blog » Blog Archive » Beyond TV 4.6.1 now shipping

SnapStream Blog » Blog Archive » Beyond TV 4.6.1 now shipping

 I just updated my BeyondTV box...  Seems to be running much faster now...  I like the divx streaming option which came in 4.6 but I missed it...