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.

WS Printing from HP Printers - more blues...

I had a pretty good experience getting a Canon WiFi photo printer installed via WS Printing, the feature in Windows that allows printer sharing without a Windows computer sharing the printer.

AirPrint Support (Sucks)

This article is now obsolete. See comments.

We've got a bunch of iPhones and one iPad user in the office, and they've wanted to print a few times. It seemed useful, so I read up about AirPrint, and we set up CUPS to serve AirPrint and send output to some HP printers (this is via a Linux server). The whole setup was too complex, so I wanted to get an office printer that supported AirPrint. It turned out that support for AirPrint sucks.

Long Delay in Receiving Email from Gmail

A party trying to send me an email via gmail got this error:

From: Mail Delivery Subsystem 
Date: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Templating with DOM

DOMTemplate is a new templating system that doesn't use any markup.

MS Access:Can't Add New Record to Subform

A subform we were entering data into stopped working. One day it was working, the next, it was not. The problem turned out to be the datasource; the underlying query started with "select distinct".

Quicker Reinstall of Windows (Vista, on an HP 530)

The specific computer probably doesn't matter, but it's listed there for deniability. The basic idea is to load up the service packs, and then do the online updates. This ends up saving a lot of time, so your computer can be ready in a day.

USB Booting System for Clonezilla SE, Diskless PC

(This article is good, but somewhat obsolete. I'm now doing something slightly different.)

This mini project took a USB hard drive, made it bootable, and then used it as a disk cloning network. It's worked very well.

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