Monthly Archives: April 2007

Dabbling in XSLT

A colleague at work mentioned his frustration programming in XSLT. The initial though was “isn’t that a MARKUP language, similiar to XML?”. Later I found out there is really more to XSLT than I really cared to know, but understanding … Continue reading

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Solaris: NIS — Error talking to : rpcbind failure (host is down?)

One of our NIS master servers, <host>, was recently taken offline and I noticed this when pushing updates of a recent change: bash-2.05# cd /var/yp/ bash-2.05# /usr/ccs/bin/make updated passwd Error talking to : rpcbind failure (host is down?) Error talking … Continue reading

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MySQL: Create a new database and “grant all” to a specific user

Time and time again, I find myself looking up the “grant all” syntax after creating a new database in MySQL with mysqladmin. Since getting into the fold of using RubyOnRails, many sample databases will be created as I play along … Continue reading

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NAS Storage: Hammer Just Arrived!!

The “Hammer” N1200 just arrived in the mail today! Immediately, I connected this to the network and received an IP via DHCP. The default username/password is admin/admin, which was immediately changed. The interface is simple and easy to use; it … Continue reading

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Nagios: Firefox Plugin

Nagios Checker Is an excellent plug-in for Firefox! It is succesfully tested with Nagios 2.5+, 2.0b4, 1.5, 1.3 and 1.2.

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NAS Storage: Hammer myshare

My older EIDE hard drives are failing!!! After 6 years they have been running fine, but recently I noticed major “click-click” noises while the disks spin. This scares me since I have no free space anywhere. I need to act … Continue reading

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Sybase: Upgrading ASE12.5.3 to ASE12.5.4

The current version of Sybase is: 1> select @@version; Adaptive Server Enterprise/12.5.3/EBF 12331 ESD#1/P/Sun_svr4/OS 5.8/ase1253/1900/64-bit/FBO/Tue Jan 25 08 :52:58 2005 and it needs to updated to ASE-12.5.4 ESD#3, but before the upgrade starts its essential that both the databases be … Continue reading

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