Is My E2500 Broken?

Is My E2500 Broken?

Happy Friday Everyone! As everyone who has ever met me probably knows I like to learn about computers and have the tendency to get excited about stuff no one else cares about. Today I opened the web interface on my Linksys e2500 router which runs the DD-WRT firmware. And saw that the system load was a perfect 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 (no CPU load over the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes respectively). The web interface also told me that the…

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What’s With RGB Lighting In Everything?

What’s With RGB Lighting In Everything?

Technology is always evolving. Being in IT I know and expect this. When I first got into computers I focused mainly on the hardware side of things. I always wanted to hear about the latest and greatest CPU, motherboard, or graphics card. And I would dream about one day my “dream PC” with all the best hardware in it. I often reasoned that a system needed far better hardware then what it needed. and was quick to want to upgrade…

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Warning: Corrosion Inside the Original Xbox!

Warning: Corrosion Inside the 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 will always hold a special place in my heart. I was feeling rather nostalgic and I decided to dig the game out and play it. Excited, I flipped the rocker switch to the “on” position on the power strip behind my TV. (some devices can take as much as 90% of their total power consumption…

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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 to WordPress?

Posting Voicemails to WordPress?

Hello everyone, I have the tendency to ask questions or come up with solutions to problems no one asked me about. Today, I noticed that WordPress allows you to specify an email account that you’ve setup specifically so that any emails send to it automatically gets parsed by and then posted on the WordPress 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 Wrapper Script (IronMC)

Minecraft Server Wrapper 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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ECC RAM Not Working in my (Surprisingly) ECC-capable Motherboard?

ECC RAM Not Working in my (Surprisingly) ECC-capable 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.¬† Normally wouldn’t bother going with ECC but the ECC stick was actually cheaper then the comparable non-ECC stick. The RAM was branded HP (although the picture shows that it’s Lenovo banded). However I figured RAM is RAM and assumed this wouldn’t be an issue. When…

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Installing a New SAS HBA in my ZFS File Server

Installing a New SAS HBA 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” inspired me to treat my file server…

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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. One day while I was looking though the options I noticed an option to use a GPS. Curious what this was about I Googled it and I found this video from¬† Mark Furneaux who is a YouTuber who’s opinion I strongly respect.     I personally have shortly considered doing…

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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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