Driven by anger - my modus machinor

modus machinor - my adjustment of "modus operandi" for "engineering"

I recently noticed that I'm doing engineering work out of anger.
However, it seems like I'm doing a good job, so I thought I'd share my method, which I worked hard on.
You might recognize yourself in some of this, but …

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My tips on Getting a Job

A lot of people (>3) asked me in the last month or so about how to land a first job after leaving the army / graduating from university, so I thought I'd write a post about it.
I think this post will mainly be helpful for those who look for their …

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Linux and SSDs - Should You TRIM?

Note: Although my experience is with Debian, I think this post helps anyone using some modern Linux distribution.

What is TRIM?

As a Windows sysadmin, I didn't really consider the cons of running on top of Solid-State Drives, or SSDs. These drives are based on flash memory (similar to a Disk-On-Key), rather than metallic plates.
A big difference between magnetic hard drives and SSDs is block reuse. more ...


Python Library for Deluge Torrent Maintenance

Update: I added this project as my first GitHub repo

I have an ongoing project which I nickname my raspberrySeed, which is a Rasbperry Pi running Deluge. Works 24/7, takes very little power, minimal heat, no noise, works as a fine seedbox.
However, I recently encountered strange situtations in …

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Raspberry Pi + Deluge = Segmentation Fault

Note: This is relevant to any ARM based device running Linux

I'm trying to use a Raspberry Pi as a torrentbox (an always-on BitTorrent client).
If I ever finish this project, I'll defiantly post my build.
Anyway, I had a really annoying problem - every once in a while, the Deluge …

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Backing up BitLocker to ActiveDirectory - My Additions

The Story

If you thought about deploying BitLocker in your enterprise, you probably came across the recovery issue - if you lose the encrypting smart card, corrupt the key file, forget the password or the TPM breaks down - how can you access the data?
For small organizations, manual recovery can be …

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Putting your Windows to sleep

Although there are many blog posts about configuring standby ("sleep") in Windows, each one with its own insomnia joke, I thought I'd share my methodology .

PowerCfg -energy:  The one tool to sort it all

I only learnt about this command near the end of my testing, but it still managed …

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Filtering Windows Event Log using XPath

When I want to search for events in Windows Event Log, I can usually make do with searching / filtering through the Event Viewer. For instance, to see all 4624 events (successful logon), I can fill the UI filter dialog like this:

  • Event Logs: Security
  • Event IDs: 4624

But sometimes I …

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RssCache - An RSS Cache / Aggregator

Note: I'm no longer using this site, and might take it down. Let me know if you want the code.

Recently I've decided that I want to use μTorrent's Feed ability to auto download BitTorrent torrents, after I gave up on Miro (I moved my video library and discovered that …

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