We haven’t used cable / satellite since 2006. Unfortunately, some online streaming services have restrictions, so when we visit them we must appear to be in a different location. Until now, we have been successfully using our existing server and VPN intrastructure (where this site his hosted for example), to additionally have a Squid proxy […]
The McAfee Webgateway is officially supported on VMWare or on a McAfee Appliance. In my test environment at home, i prefer to use libvirt running on a Debian system (qemu/kvm). When I first tried to install the webgateway, I got the error that this was not an appliance and the installer refused to go further. I […]
November 11 is the beginning of the Karneval Season, and on November 11 I was out with my wife enjoying the partying. I noticed a number of costumes with lights on them, but I was very disappointed in them. They were usually nothing more than a string of Christmas lights wrapped around a body or […]
This is a gripe I had written back in July 2007, but a recent case in 2014 has reminded me of this, and it’s interesting to see things haven’t really changed in 7 years. At work we have a very expensive contract with a vendor, to support their product. Every incident I have opened with […]
My local radio station has a web stream, that you can play from their website (www.radiokoeln.de). Their site, in addition to having annoying ads that delay the start of the music, only runs on Adobe Flashplayer. I wanted to be able to play it on my Raspberry Pi from XBMC, which is running an arm […]
This nifty little trick allows you to manually enter http requests over https: openssl s_client -connect www.pcfinancial.ca:443 -state This command takes place of telnet “www.google.ca 80” in that openssl negotiates all the key junk for you, and allow you to hack test https webservers.
I recently purchased an ExtremeView xv3300 from EFTA.us. I highly recommend their service: Shipping was fast and prices were great. To link it in with my current mythtv system, I needed to build/buy an irblaster, and hook it up to lirc to blink the codes to the set top box. Then I needed to configure […]
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My photo database has now been updated. Rather than using photodb (software I wrote), I am now using the much better “gallery” software. http://photodb.muzik.ca/ One more step closer to Germany!