Software Update Service on OS X Lion Server

Software Update Service is part of OS X Lion server (and Mountain Lion server) that allows you to download OS updates and serve them to multiple clients on a local network (similar to Red Hat's Satellite server, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux). I've had to play with this because we're …

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Teagan needs help

TeaganI don't normally post things like this... how could you? With so much need in the world, you could post about kids every day, multiple times a day, and still not cover them all. But this one is special. Teagan is a family friend, and so I have to mention …

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Apache mod_rewrite frustration

Dear lazyweb, I'm having severe issues with Apache's mod_rewrite on my VPS. I'm pretty sure what I want to do is doable, but I can't figure out the rewrite rules to allow it.

In my httpd.conf I have something similar to this:

<IfModule mod_dav.c>
    LimitXMLRequestBody 131072
    DavLockDB /var …
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Starting second sleeve

So this past Wednesday I started on finishing up the second sleeve (my right arm). Unfortunately, with my wife's new business, she's been too busy to take pictures and I'm not one of these "take pictures of yourself in the mirror" guys. So I'm going to shamelessly link to my …

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USB3 benchmarks on Mac Pro

I recently purchased the HighPoint RocketU 1144AM PCI-E 2.0 x4 Quad-Port USB 3.0 Raid card for my Mac Pro. Since most external drives you buy these days are USB3, and the Mac Pro only has (and perhaps only every will have, if the rumour mill is true) USB2 …

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SSD Speed-ups on Mac Pro

I have an SSD in my Fedora workstation for my rq tool, specifically for the MySQL database. The speed increase there, because it was dealing with huge amounts of data, was very welcome -- not so much for importing (speed there didn't much increase since all the files being operated on …

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rpm -V and prelinked binaries

I'v been asked this question a few times over the last year or so, so I thought I would explain some of why you might see some issues on a Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system (or any other Linux distribution that uses prelinked binaries) when trying to track …

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