With my Dell Dimension XPS T450 ready hardware-wise, I needed to get some operating systems installed. My ideal setup is triple-booting Windows 98, NT Workstation 4, and 2000 Professional. This isn’t as straight forward as you’d imagine and it took me more than one total reformat to get it working. This is a tale of many, many failures finally leading to some success.
Fetching the Magic Trackpad 2 battery level from the command line and logging it to a file!
When I moved to Germany, I brought a bunch of electronics with me that I had acquired in Japan, Thailand, and the US. Fortunately they all had switching power supplies, so the voltage and frequency difference (110v @ 60 Hz vs 220v @ 50 Hz) wasn’t an issue. The issue was the plugs themselves, so a solution was required.
Recently I’ve been having a lot of 90s nostalgia, especially related to technology. I fully blame YouTube channels like LGR, 8-Bit Guy, Phil’s Computer Lab, Adrian Black, and a dozen others I’ve spent countless hours watching. Plus it’s part of getting older; you romanticise the past.
I started thinking about what hardware from the past I felt the most affinity towards. It took me no time at all: I wanted a Dell Dimension XPS from the 90s. This is my history with Dell.
You’ve got a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter and an Active Directory domain. Here’s how you make them play nicely together.
With the Ubiquiti Edgerouter, you can use policy-based routing to send specific devices' traffic over a VPN.
When running a
brew upgrade, it upgraded
readline to version 7.0. This
broke the Rails console.
openssl with the
--subject argument allows you to generate certificates
without being prompted for any input. This non-interactive mode makes server
automation that much easier.