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Archive for November, 2009

Javascript WTF

by on Nov.29, 2009, under Fun

Last week at work we ran into this gem (click on the image to get it full screen):

Javascript wtf in firebug

Javascript wtf in firebug

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Google Chrome OS in Virtualbox

by on Nov.21, 2009, under Fun, Software

So with all the hype around google’s upcoming Chrome OS, I was getting curious what it was all about.
Linux based web stuff, open source… yeah, that’s all cute, but just words. So today the option arrived to see what we’re dealing with. These clowns have a download page where you can download a virtual machine image to check out a snapshot of Chrome OS. (continue reading…)

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Linux and a Xerox Phaser 6125N

by on Nov.15, 2009, under Hardware, Software

A while ago a friend hinted me of this printer. We were both looking for a somewhat affordable network laser printer, color preferred. However, I was wondering if this thing would work properly under linux. (continue reading…)

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Dragon Age: Origins

by on Nov.10, 2009, under Fun, Morons, Software

This game has been released a couple of days ago, and if you’re a fan of Baldur’s Gate and such games (like Neverwinter Nights) I’m sure you’ll like this game. So when we heard it was released we immediately moved our computers together so we could play a game just like how we spent countless hours playing Baldur’s Gate. (continue reading…)

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Torrent stuff

by on Nov.07, 2009, under Software

Every now and then I like to leech something, and it happens to be that using bittorrent has a lot to offer in terms of availability and usability. However, as usual I have my demands. My demands for a torrent program are basically:

  • It has to run on Slackware
  • It has to run as a daemon (in daemontools if possible)
  • There has to be an easy way to control and view the status, like a web based GUI.

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Cry me a river!

by on Nov.06, 2009, under Boring

As I often instruct people to do:

Cry me a river

Cry me a river

Stolen from Wayfinder’s blog – check it out, it has many more funny face pics, not to mention great music!

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Qmail + Spamdyke and fail2ban

by on Nov.03, 2009, under Morons, Software

Yesterday evening I was curiously looking at some tcpdump traffic that went through our dom0 of Xenbro. There seemed to be a ton of weird DNS requests. And with weird I mean spamlike domains, like After wondering for a bit I realized they were coming from our service domU that runs mail for the domain. (continue reading…)

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