Dead CMOS Battery on my Original Xbox?

Dead CMOS Battery on my Original Xbox?

Hello everyone! For the past couple of days I’ve been playing one of my favorite games from my childhood: Burnout Revenge on the original Xbox. This game is very special to me and holds a special place in my heart.  I was feeling rather nostalgic and I decided to dig the game out of my drawer of old console games. Before I started up the old console I flipped the rocker switch to the “on” position on the power strip…

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Automatic Linux Backup Script

Automatic Linux Backup Script

For quite some time I’ve needed a script to backup all of my Linux servers to a single machine on the network. Of course, I wanted this to be automated so I didn’t forget to run it. I was looking for a Linux Backup script that would do the following things: Wake the backup server Backup files from several different directories Backup MySQL databases Upload the files to another server (preferably using something encrypted like SCP) (Securely) delete the old…

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Posting Voicemails on WordPress?

Posting Voicemails on WordPress?

Hello everyone, I have the tendency to ask questions or come up with solutions to problems no one has (or cares about). Today, I noticed that WordPress allows you to specify an email account that you’ve setup specifically so that any emails it receives automatically gets parsed by WordPress and then posted to the website. Now, I personally can’t see why you would want to do this (if you have an Internet connection why wouldn’t you just go straight to…

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Minecraft Server Start Script (IronMC)

Minecraft Server Start Script (IronMC)

I’ve completed writing the start script for Aetacraft’s Minecraft server. I’ve named the script IronMC due to it being very durable (much like iron blocks). In true Aetacraft fashion, I’ve made the script open source and put the script up on GitHub. The script is a fork of ForsakenDev’s MinecraftStartupScript project. IronMC adds the ability to have a watchdog watch over the Minecraft Server software. If the server software crashes for any reason IronMC will automatically restart it. It is a…

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HP Branded RAM Doesn’t Work in Asus Motherboard?

HP Branded RAM Doesn’t Work in Asus Motherboard?

Hello everyone, A couple of days ago I treated myself to a new stick of RAM for my PFsense box. I was going from 4 GB non-ECC memory to a single stick 16GB ECC stick (yes, such things do exist).  I normally wouldn’t bother with ECC but the listing on Amazon for the ECC stick was actually cheaper then comparable non-ECC stick for the same capacity. The memory was branded HP (the picture on Amazon looks like it’s branded for…

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Installing a New SAS Card in my ZFS File Server

Installing a New SAS Card in my ZFS File Server

Awhile back I had gotten my hands on a brand-new SAS adapter which I put in my ZFS file server. My file server runs Debian Jessie and uses the ZFS file system thanks to the ZFS on Linux (ZOL) project. I’ve been watching alot of Mark Furneaux’s videos (who’s channel should really get more attention then what it currently is) and his video “Failure of a Crappy SATA HBA in My File Server“. This video inspired me to upgrade my…

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Using GPS for Time Reference on PFsense

Using GPS for Time Reference on PFsense

I’ve been using PFsense as a NTP server for quite some time now. I have it able to pick from any of the several stratum 1 and 2 time servers (though it mainly stays on the same the stratum 1 server). One day while I was looking though the options I noticed that there was was the option to use a GPS for time resolution. Curious what this was about I Googled it and I found this video from  Mark…

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How to Block YouTube Mobile App with PFsense

How to Block YouTube Mobile App with PFsense

I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos on my phone. I often do this before I fall asleep at night and is the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning. The amount of time that I spend watching videos isn’t an issue when I’m falling asleep. However, when waking up in the morning I will sometimes watch YouTube for several hours before finally getting up and starting my day. Now, I could show some backbone…

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