If you’re still running a CentOS 5.10 machine, you may notice that after recent updates SpamAssassin no longer works on your system. Trying to start it manually will get you a puzzling error:
Starting spamd: child process  exited or timed out without signaling production of a PID file: exit 255 at /usr/bin/spamd line 2588.
Manually running sa-update also triggers an error (albeit more detailed)… Continue reading
Backups are a must! I’ve said this time and time again and I’ll say it every time backup are the topic: One can never have enough backups.
There are a lot of advanced / dedicated backup programs out there, but for the simple task sometimes simpler programs are simpler… Here is where 7zip comes in. Continue reading
Moving contacts from one phone to another is a tricky business. And when the manufacturers of the said two phones are different, this process quickly turns into a pain in the b**t.
It’s a known fact that Android (and, weirdly, older Sony-Ericsson) phones export their contacts as a single multi-contact vcf file. And it’s also a know (and hated) fact that Nokia’s (otherwise great) Suite program can only import single-contact vCards. Continue reading
I got a “DS1302 Serial Real Time Clock with Battery” very cheap off eBay (for under 2$) which I set up as a backup Real Time clock module on my Raspberry.
Hooking it up is pretty straightforward. The pinout and needed software are … Continue reading
Every once in a while hardware needs to be replaced. Sometimes boards, sometimes CPUs and sometimes drives. Drives are the ones most difficult to replace as they hold all that precious data one does not want to lose.
I personally hate reinstalling stuff; so I try as much as possible to “migrate” my data around. In this tutorial I’ll be replacing two drives under a RAID1 array with two newer bigger drives (and resize the array accordingly). Continue reading