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Raspberry Pi print server with no server-side driver

There are numerous articles which step through how to configure CUPS to turn an RPi into a print server but I bumped into a problem because there are no drivers available for my Brother MFC-7340 printer for ARM (only available… Continue Reading →

Telnet missing in macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Although Telnet is barely used anymore as a remote access protocol/tool, it is still a very popular debugging tool for tech professionals. Unfortunately the quick fix here is to use netcat (nc). alias telnet nc

Flash crashing with vSphere Client, fix for Mac

Looks like a new Adobe Flash (a.k.a. Shockwave Flash) update caused widespread panic with users of the web-based flash vSphere Client 6.x leaving them with a “Shockwave Flash has Crashed” message and no vSphere Client. The immediate fix is to… Continue Reading →

Why are multiple subnets needed in vSphere ESXi?

Most know that having different subnets for management traffic, vMotion, storage, etc. is a best practice but some may not understand why. Routing 101: Two paths to the same place Let’s take for example you have a laptop and is… Continue Reading →

Why IT tender and PIC is bullsh*t

This is in response to Ben’s note on Faecbook. No money, no honey. Businesses have limited budget for technology as it is a usually a cost center (regardless if it is classified as CapEx or OpEx) unless the business is… Continue Reading →

2016 COE trend and illogical used car prices

Why are used car prices so ridiculously high when COE prices are down? It does not make sense, or does it? New cars are actually cheaper (in depreciation) now A brand new VW Golf (Mk7) 1.2 TSI was going for $98.8K… Continue Reading →

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