Linux Administration »

[7 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

There’s some instructions on ZTE forums on how to get this modem working and it *does work* but it’s convoluted.
I just created a file called /etc/modprobe.d/zte-mf633.conf
and added the following to it:
options usbserial vendor=0x19d2 product=0×0031
and then reboot with the modem in to test it works on a fresh boot. If you insert the modem *after* you have booted, you may have to unmount/eject the cdrom that it is detect as prior to it being detect in connection manager. The above may also interrupt with other usb devices, though my storage …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Virtualization (Virtualisation), Windows Administration »

[4 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

No it’s not open source but it is available for both Linux and Windows.
IncentivesPro make a product I recently used for a Virtual Desktop Thin Client Implementation. That is USB Redirection for Remote Desktop. It uses a proprietary client/server and so I used Windows XP embedded thin clients to redirect specialised USB Thermal Laser Printers to the Vista Virtual Machines. The website looks a bit underwhelming but the product is flawless and it’s priced much better than their competitors. If you have more time than I did, it’s likely you …

Apache, Linux Administration, Web Development »

[4 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]

mod_rewrite is a powerful Apache module that gives you the power over the URL’s displayed to your visitors to your site.
Much has been written already by many people using both examples and tutorials of the basics. The aim of my addition, as always is primarily for my own notes and secondarily to explain why you want to use mod_rewrite for SEO ranking retention.
Let’s say you have a website that enjoys well ranked pages and a lot of traffic via google or has a great deal of Backlinks from other …

Accounting, Cross-Platform, Ecommerce, Headline, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Interesting OSS links: Skype for Asterix / Wavemaker / AccountLabPlus

Haven’t had much time to go into detail with these but I think it’s worthy to take note of them
Skype for Asterisk has been released at last.

A new Skype for Linux Beta 2.1.047 has been released which fixes CPU problems with new PulseAudio and works brilliantly and also adds SMS support.
Also, I came across a very Rapid Application framework for building Ajax web apps called Wavemaker. They have an open source version and an Enterprise Version. Watch one of the videos where he builds a searchable client database in …