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CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo


I ordered a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo from Amazon for £26.50 to keep my machine a little cooler than the stock heat sink. The two heat sinks are shown below. The CoolerMaster is much bigger and could be a struggle to get in to most cases but I am very happy with the results. It… Read more »


TLS SMTP connection

To prepare to test a TLS connection to an SMTP server we first need to Base64 encode the Login credentials:

The result of this is:

I tried using the base64 linux command but did not get the same result or a result that would work:

Create the SMTP session with openssl rather… Read more »

Twiki Installation and Setup Overview

Twiki Installation

I am not necessarily a fan of this software as I find it a bit less than intuitive to use but I set it up on one of our CentOS servers for someone else and thought I would jot a few notes about the process. Install dependencies:

Get the software tarball (version 5.1.4 at… Read more »

Google Takeout

Google Take away

My Google Drive (Google Docs) was a mess with outdated documents and a poor folder structure so I decided to start afresh by deleting everything and building a tidier folder structure. Deleting everything presents a little problem and in steps Google Takeout – part of the Google Data Liberation Front. Google actually make it easy… Read more »

Building RPMs for Squid, SquidGuard

Squid Get a few dependencies to get the ball rolling: yum -y groupinstall “Development Tools” yum -y install rpm-build openjade linuxdoc-tools openldap-devel pam-devel openssl-devel httpd rpm-devel expat-devel db4-devel libpcap-devel Browse and find the latest Source RPM for your architecture, then install the sprm e.g. wget rpm -ivh squid*.src.rpm This does not actually install… Read more »

Ashtree Show Jumps Newry Ireland

Ashtree construct and supply quality affordable show jumps for beginner to advanced levels. Our speciality is mobile easy-to-move cross-country fences built on a one-fits-all removable axle system. We supply jumps at complete height range with delivery nationwide. If you’re after something out of the ordinary talk to us about your requirements for a custom-build.

Send Faxes From Linux

PamFax offer a service for sending documents and scans to fax numbers worldwide. Paymeny by PayPal which is handy. Linux installers in Deb, Rpm and tarball.

Android Screenshots

Download the Android SDK: Add the Path to the SDK Tools: export PATH=${PATH}:<your_sdk_dir>/tools Run ddms: # ddms Connect your Android device by USB and choose the ‘Sync’ method of connection. Choose your Device from  the left menu Then from the ddms menu bar choose Device > Screen Capture