System Administration

One Line Batch Rename Files Using CSV Input File and awk

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The Bash command environment, which is the namesake of this blog,…

UbunTOS - Ubuntu 9.10 + TinyOS 2.x VirtualBox Image

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This is my admittedly minor but I hope useful contribution to…

Linux Command Line, Generating a Random File

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It is very easy to create a random file using the linux command…

Canon CanoScan LiDE 50 Scanner and Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) Driver Fix

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Canon's site for the LiDE 50 does not list any Windows 7…

What I recently learned about EDID, Windows 7 and nVidia

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EDID stands for Extended display identification data and is…

Tweaking TCP for Fast (100mbps+) Connections and Transfers on Linux

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We recently did some speed testing on a few of the servers on our network, and we were not receiving the speeds expected considering they were sitting on a physical 100mbps ethernet port. The servers were indeed on physical 100mbps connection, however wget (TCP/IP, HTTP Port 80) download tests showed only a max of about 1.5MB/sec (note the 8bit/byte conversion, so this translates to about 12mbits).