Author Archives: Brendon

Story about alarm flase positives

Recently my alarm kept triggering and I couldn’t figure out why. I first figured out which motion sensor was causing it. That helped a bit, but not enough. I then boosted up the logging and discovered (1) it happened very … Continue reading

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And we’re back!!

After being down for almost a year, we’re back! This is no longer brendon.com, it’s brendon.net! WordPress has been updated thanks to wp-cli. I can’t believe this thing want’s FTP enabled to auto-update!

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Home Automation in the Cloud

I setup a home automation system in my house and it runs from the cloud. Yup, you read that correctly. I do understand a lot of “home automation” now runs from the cloud but my definition of home automation isn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review – Mastering Zabbix

I was asked by Packt Publishing to give the book Mastering Zabbix a review. It’s by Andrea Dalle Vacche and Stefano Kewan Lee, copyright 2013. I found it most interesting to see what topics they covered as the book title states, “Mastering … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix 2.2.x on CentOS The Easy Way!

Original Posting and Script This is an updated script to install Zabbix 2.2.x on CentOS/Red Hat 6. I have tested it on CentOS 6.5. The script was made for Zabbix 2.2.1, but if you modify the ZBX_VER variable in the script, … Continue reading

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iTunes Error – cannot save library, not enough memory

Yes, we all know iTunes sucks, but some of us are stuck with it. Anyway, I was receiving an error like “iTunes Library file cannot be saved not enough memory”. I didn’t save the exact error, I should have. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix 2.0.x on CentOS The Easy Way!

Update: This has been updated for 2.2.x. Follow this link. Original Posting and Script This is an updated script to install Zabbix 2.0.x on CentOS/Red Hat 6. I have tested it on CentOS 6.2. The script was made for Zabbix 2.0.1, but … Continue reading

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Activate an interface without assigning an IP (Debian/Ubuntu)

There have been many times I have needed to run NTOP on a Debian host and got it working, but never set it up 100% correctly. Usually I’d get NTOP working and configured and by that time I was too … Continue reading

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OS X and Windows 7 and Me

This is about my experience with OS X from my perspective — don’t forget, everyone’s different. This all took place over a little more than a year. Chapter 1 – Introduction to Mac About a year ago I purchased a MacBook … Continue reading

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Are we in with the new Btrfs? (with NFS and ESXi)

Not so fast folks!   As always, we’re trying different things. I recently used some older parts and created a Server with 2.6.39 (Debian) that has a 3ware card and a Btrfs filesystem. LVM was placed on top of the 3ware … Continue reading

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