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Fixing Download Permissions on QNAP NAS

4. February 2013

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I have a QNAP 419P+ at home that I use for all of my media, backups etc. I had been using one of the integrated media downloaders, but for some reasons the permissions were always set so that my Raspberry Pi (Raspbmc) media receiver couldn’t go inside the download directories. Now running the command set_volume_mode Download […]

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Resizing EBS Root Device on Amazon AWS EC2 Instance

15. January 2013

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This is just a quick one as I’m working hard on a big migration at the moment, but I’m sure it will come in handy in the future and with others. So we were having problems with the EBS disk being full, so I decided to up the disk space. The process is really quite […]

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Configuring VoipCheap.co.uk Account on Elastix

31. January 2012

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I’ve gone rather mad with VoIP configurations since I decided to move to using my own PBX for my personal and business telephony. My choice of installation was Elastix, mostly because it looks nice, but it works really well. These details will work with pretty much any other Asterisk PBX such as Trixbox though. Right, […]

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Change Domain within WordPress Posts

16. December 2011

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I find myself using WordPress more and more for client websites. Since 90% of the time, I develop on a dev domain, it means that the links inserted by WordPress point to the dev domain which presents an issue when it’s time to hold your breath and take the new site live on the clients […]

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SSHD Failed to start on fresh VPS

27. June 2011

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After trying to start ssh on a fresh VPS, I got the following error message: sh-3.2# service sshd start Starting sshd: Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key Disabling protocol version 2. Could not load host key sshd: no hostkeys available — exiting. [FAILED] The fix is simple, just run […]

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Re-create corrupt /tmp directory on cPanel server

8. June 2011

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This is another one of those things that I can never remember off the top of my head, so I’m sticking it here for reference. I believe it was originally posted somewhere on the cPanel forums by the almighty chirpy. lsof /tmp   # Umount /tmp and /var/tmp: umount -l /tmp umount -l /var/tmp   # Remove […]

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Google Chrome Performance Issues

23. March 2011

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Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that Google Chrome’s performance has been rapidly going down hill with crashes, freezing and generally being slow. It’s also been failing to update itself completely properly. Today I decided to just uninstall it then re-install it. After uninstalling it, I went to go and delete all of the […]

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SBSetting not working on iOS4.x [Solved]

21. August 2010

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I’m a big fan of the SBSettings application for jailbroken iDevices (Available via the BigBoss repo on Cydia). After upgrading to firmware version 4.0.1 (using jailbreakme.com) and installing SBSettings via cydia, each time the installation completed and I clicked the respring button, the springboard would just crash and I would end up in safe mode. […]

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A few little scripts (Linux Hosting)

7. August 2010

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I have just finished clearing out an old (cPanel) server and I’ve found a few little commandlets/scripts that other people may find useful. This first one will list the top 10 largest databases, you may need to change “/var/lib/mysql/” if this is not your default mysql data directory. Changing the number at the end will limit […]

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Instinctiv Shuffle Returning to iPhone Soon!

28. June 2010

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Let’s start with the basics. What do Instinctiv do, and what is Instinctiv Shuffle? As explained by Peter Brodsky ( The developer of the Instinctiv Shuffle ) Instinctiv shuffle analyzes what songs you’re skipping and decides what songs to play next. We figure out what you’re in the mood for right now, what songs you […]

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