Antec 900 200mm Fan Replacement Guide

Jeffrey W. SpencerHow ToLeave a Comment

Diagram of the Antec 900 Case

Remove the Top of the Antec 900 Case Power down, turn off and detach power to all components attached to the case (I.E. PSU, and such) Proceed to take side panels off (Only the main side is needed but case is easier to handle on the bench) Proceed to unscrew 2 screws (Marked in Yellow in photo) located inside on the … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerAntec 900 200mm Fan Replacement Guide

Start a remote XRDP session with MATE in Debian. (cuz Gnome 3 just sucks)

Jeffrey W. SpencerTechnologyLeave a Comment

If you do not want to use the default desktop environment, you can customize it by creating a .Xclients file (X is capital!!!). Do this in the home directory of the user your launching, for the desired desktop environment, making it executable. In order to do this, open a terminal and run one of the following commands. Gnome 3: sudo … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerStart a remote XRDP session with MATE in Debian. (cuz Gnome 3 just sucks)

Office 2013 vs. Office 2010 on Windows 8.1 Pro

Jeffrey W. SpencerTechnologyLeave a Comment

Windows 8.1 Pro looks and acts completely different than Windows 7, Vista, and XP. If you’re shopping for the right Office version to match your new computer, you might consider giving Office 2013 a try if you don’t already own Office 2010. If you own Office 2010, you can skip the upgrade to Office 2013 if your primary use is going to … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerOffice 2013 vs. Office 2010 on Windows 8.1 Pro

Microsoft releases source code for PC-DOS (aka MS-DOS) to public

Jeffrey W. SpencerUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Mountain View, Ca—March 25, 2014— The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced today that it has, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, made available original source code for two historic programs: MS-DOS, the 1982 “Disk Operating System” for IBM-compatible personal computers, and Word for Windows, the 1990 Windows-based version of their word processor. http://www.computerhistory.org/press/ms-source-code.html If Microsoft had done this 32 years ago, … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerMicrosoft releases source code for PC-DOS (aka MS-DOS) to public

How To Login and RSYNC to a Remote Host with SSH without password prompt

Jeffrey W. SpencerDebian1 Comment

Step 1 – Setup public SSH keys On the local server, generate the public SSH keys with no password: ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -q -P “” cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub This is the public SSH key that can be placed on other hosts to provide no-password required access: ssh-rsa AAA…[*] root@boomclickclick Copy this key to your clipboard and login to the remote (destination) … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerHow To Login and RSYNC to a Remote Host with SSH without password prompt

Mac OSX and MS Exchange

Jeffrey W. SpencerTechnology2 Comments

I’ve got multiple email accounts on my domains, as well as gmail accounts, as well as an icloud account and a work account that uses a cloud based exchange server.   In this mix, I have multiple machines – Windows, Linux and OSX all running and accessing the same accounts in real time.    The Beast (my windows box) runs … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerMac OSX and MS Exchange

Debian Wheezy as Mavericks Time Machine Server

Jeffrey W. SpencerUncategorized18 Comments

There are two Mac OSX boxes in my household.   I used a different mount point for each OSX Mavericks computer on separate RAID 1 volumes, though I could have used LVM mount points to allow the backup to “grow” nicely. Installing Packages The newer releases of OS X requires Netatalk 2.2.x+.    Mac OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” works great … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerDebian Wheezy as Mavericks Time Machine Server

How to fix mdadm / mdraid resync=PENDING or auto-read-only?

Jeffrey W. SpencerDebian, TechnologyLeave a Comment

I installed wheezy on a couple of new drives, setup for software RAID1, and when I checked the status I showed resync=pending and read-only. cat /proc/mdstat I thought that it might start sync with a reboot, or perhaps after a period of time, but you can force and kickoff the resync with: mdadm –readwrite /dev/mdN Worked for me.

Jeffrey W. SpencerHow to fix mdadm / mdraid resync=PENDING or auto-read-only?

Burger Battle: Fuddruckers versus Mighty Fine

Jeffrey W. SpencerFood Fight1 Comment

grilled_hamburger

The Battleground I visited Mighty Fine and Fuddruckers this month for dinner.   This is a comparison between the two burger chains, one being an international company started in San Antonio, and the other a relatively new player in Austin, Texas.   I judge each joint on five (5) criteria, with each criteria allocated 10 points for a possible perfect … Read More

Jeffrey W. SpencerBurger Battle: Fuddruckers versus Mighty Fine