Day in my life

2011

Aug 27

Postfix smarthost with SMTP authentication

Problem I’m facing is that emails from my Debian box is not sent outside of my local network. Glad I found the solution and here is how to go about it. This solution applies to following issues Setting up a smarthost to send emails using a authenticated SMTP servers (like Gmail, AOL & Yahoo!) You have a *nix box and want to backup status emails to be sent external (outside your LAN) …

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Jul 20

FTP Server on Mac OSX Lion

I was one of the earlier birds to adopt Mac OSX Lion. Bad luck after upgrade, FTP service stopped working, as I need it for my current work found this way to enable and run it. Create a “Sharing Only” account Go to “Advanced Options… ” and edit Login Shell from “/bin/false” to “/bin/bash” and Home directory to the location of your choice …

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2010

Jul 24

Howto Netboot SunBlade 100

I recently bought sun blade 100 of eBay for throw away price, as I was curious to explore SPARC based systems as I more used to x86. To put in short, I was new to this architecture; here are some of the difference that I found rather interesting or boring however you choose to look at BIOS == OpenBoot OpenBoot is equivalent to BIOS, and it’s far away from those familiar curser based …

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Jul 8

How to upgrade HTC Hero to Android 2.1 (Orange UK contract phone)

Like most of HTC Hero users, I was keen on getting an update on my Orange HTC Hero phone. But was disappointed when I came to know it won’t be released until Orange releases their version of the firmware. I have spent days looking at breaking this, below is the way I achieved it Call orange on 150 and ask your phone to be unlocked, I was in 7th month of my contract and agreed to pay £20 for …

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