Epson Projector RS323 to Modular (RJ45) Adapter for a Serial Cable, aka a Null Modem

This article explains how to build a serial cable adapter for the Epson projectors. This cable uses two adapters that go from DB9 to RJ45. In between, you use a regular telephone cord.

Windows Offline Files Suck (today)

Windows ships with Offline Files (aka Offline Folders) on, more or less. These things suck, mainly because they're a little unreliable, and seem to lose data, or files get wedged and won't sync.

Reconnnecting an Outlook Client to an Exchange Server (After Recovery)

If you rebuild a Microsoft Exchange Server and reconstruct mailboxes, your Outlook clients will notice this and give you two options: Connect to the Temporary mailbox, or Use Old Data.

1 Reason Why Exim4 (and other Unix MTAs) Suck

Though I'm now officially an Exchange hater, there's still one thing that really sucks about running a Unixy email server: authentication and encryption.

It's been hard to configure for years -

Six Reasons Why Microsoft Exchange Sucks

1. It's hard to back up.

How To Create a Gallery Theme in OpenOffice (LibreOffice) With Icons and Symbols

I wanted to draw a network diagram in OOo Draw, but didn't find anything to help.

Inside a Gimmick Antenna

I fell for marketing and advertising, again. I bought one of those stupid antennas with the little dial knob on it. What's really stupid is that I already had one similar to it, and it sucked.

Backup Write Speeds

This is a scratchpad for noting some disk transfer speeds. There are so many potential configurations, and possible bottlenecks...

g_signal_connect_data instead of g_signal_connect_object, because GHashTable is not a GObject

I just blew two hours figuring out that a GLib GHashTable is not a descendent of GObject. Duh!

Stratasoft and X-Lite Configuration Notes

Had "one way audio", where I could speak, but could not hear.

Default settings.
One NAT to the internet:

Burn a YouTube (or other website) Video to DVD on Windows

There are a bunch of different ways to do this, but this is the simplest in my experience.


C Virgin Again (allocate objects on the stack)

It's been so long since I've done any C programming that I feel "Like A Virgin" in C, touched for the very first time.

How to use Tags or Ctags to Browser Code with Vim

This is a short tutorial about using ctags (or exuberant ctags) to work with the vim editor to give you a great code browser.

Mini-HOWTO: mini_snmpd, a small snmpd for embedded systems like OpenWrt

mini_snmpd is a GPL snmpd by Robert Ernst.

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