Oct
16
2016
0

Lono the Cat taken by cancer (2002-2016)

Lono finally succumbed to feline lymphoma after a 2+ year battle.  In the coming weeks I’ll be adding post on his care and living with cancer.  He fought til the bitter end.  We love you Lono.

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Jul
02
2015
1

UPDATE – Managing Multiple Interfaces with Fedora 21, libvirt, Qemu, NetworkManager

This post is an update to a previous post on using multiple interfaces(Ethernet cards) on the LAN, – utilizing RedHat’s popular virtualization tools – QEMU, KVM, libvirt, and virt-manager.  In this article I will demonstrate with Fedora 21, but this roughly applies to CentOS 7 as well. I’ve resisted upgrading to recent versions of Fedora/CentOS for […]

Aug
04
2014
0

How to Provision Global Settings using Polycom 4.0 Firmware

Recently I’ve been tasked with figuring out how to provision Polycom phones on the 4.0 firmware.  I’ve resisted for some time because of our existing GUI and templates.  However, the time has come to make the transition.  This tutorial will cover how to create a custom settings file that used to make up sip.cfg.  We […]

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Jun
12
2014
0

Civilization V on Fedora 20

It’s a dream come true.  Civ V on Linux!!!!!!!!!!   Let me just say this: OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG….!  Okay, deep breath. I love Civ, but my current situation only allows one computer, so I have to swap drives and boot Windows to play my most favorite of games.  It’s huge bummer, because it disrupts […]

Written by mattb in: Linux |
Jun
23
2013
0

Fedora 15, 16, 17, 18 missing system-config-network GUI – SOLVED

Recently Fedora has been a nightmare for me. Anyone that’s seen(the fairly new) GNOME 3 knows what I’m talking about.  Their design team must have dreamed up the next iteration of GNOME with only a tablet in mind.  The giant icons and dependency on keyboard shortcuts make it a must for a 7″ inch screen and a few swipes. […]

Jun
25
2012
0

Ping Test script

The script below records a ping results every 3 seconds to /var/log/ping.log.  I created this script to detemine if my NIC is losing conectivity with switch at the same time as Asterisk SIP peers are lagging out.  Enjoy!

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Mar
22
2012
2

How to Start Cinnamon desktop from Run Level Three on Fedora 16

The default UI on Gnome 3 is Bad.  Everyone knows it.  I’ve been running Fedora 14 for what seems like years, hoping that one day the Gnome development team pulls their heads out of their collective asses and restores a simple, low impact interface.  Instead, as of Fedora 16,  I still see these gigantic window title bars, […]

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Feb
04
2012
0

Fedora 14 PHP daemon error

I’m using PHP to create a daemon(system process) that listens for request to dial outbound calls from a Asterisk based dialer.  Before I even got started I got the following error: Many websites suggest recompiling PHP or installing ‘php-posix’, which isn’t in the Fedora repo. After some searching I found that ‘php-posix’ is part of […]

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Oct
16
2011
1

Asterisk: How to Install Queuemetrics and Qloader

Queuemetrics is by far the best Call Center software Linux.  My only complaint might be that Java is huge resource hog when it parses the Asterisk. ‘/var/log/asterisk/queue_log’.  Luckily Loway provides an excellent PERL script called Qloader. Today we will walk through installing Queuemeteics,MySQL,and Qloader daemon. My installation instructions are basically a quick rundown of the excellent infomation […]

Jul
17
2011
0

AT&T takes Billions from US Tax Payers while Imposing Download Caps

For AT&T it’s another day, another dollar…  or rather billions of dollars. Your’s, collected from taxes and deficit spending.  I read a article on cnet about AT&T’s justification of ‘download usage caps’.  AT&T General Counsel Wayne Watts reasoned the need for caps like this,  “It is hardly surprising that the general counsel of Netflix, a company […]