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Yesterday we had a little brainstorming session in our admin team where our IT documentation was one thing to discuss. The result was, that we need to change our documentation tool to something faster and easier to use. And my team developed some incredible ideas which we implemented and I want to share them with […]

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Flash DELL BIOS from USB stick

Today I spent half of my day trying to flash the BIOS of my homeserver which is a DELL Vostro 200 running Linux. The Vostro 200 system is not eqipped with a floppy drive. The problem is that DELL ships new BIOS files as a DOS/Windows hybrid which cannot be executed by Linux systems. By […]

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During my CeBIT 2010 visit I stumbled upon a new offer from Strato: HiDrive. That’s an online storage solution starting with 100GB without traffic limitations. Supported protocols are WEBDAV(S), CIFS/SMB (even via openvpn!), FTP, SCP and rsync. As a special bonus to CeBIT visitors they offered the 100GB entry package for 1€ in the first […]

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Re-enable iPhone tethering with 3.1.3

With Apple’s newest iPhone OS 3.1.3 internet tethering is officially available for factory unlocked iPhones. But for some reason my tethering option disappeared directly after I activated it the first time after the update. I tried to delete my network settings, re-install the carrier profile but all without success. How to re-enable tethering Sync with […]

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Speed-up your Mac

As a Mac administrator I’m often asked how to speed-up a Mac. This little post shows some tricks. But first of all you should know how a Mac starts: After turning it on, the Mac reads NVRAM variables. Then it boots from harddrive. The last thing is your profile with your desktop. NVRAM So where […]

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Install WordPress on Debian 5 (Lenny)

Update: As Ubuntu is quite similar to Debian, this howto can also be used for Ubuntu systems. I’ve tested this guide with Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu Server 10.10 and I expect this to work on Debian 6 (Squeeze), too. In Lenny, WordPress is already part of the apt repository. The downsite is that […]

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