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Top 3 Reasons to Own Your Cable Modem

Why you should own your Cable Modem (or at least consider it) Did you know you can own your cable modem as opposed to leasing an outdated model from your Internet Service Provider? It’s true, all the major home Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will gladly lease this equipment to you for years at a time, for about $10 a month. That really adds up…

Side project: Free Workout Timer

A long, long time ago I was interested in boxing and boxing training. I created a tool that was useful to me, but realized it would be useful to many people, for many things. Free Workout Timer This free workout timer was originally developed for timing boxing rounds, but after having received user feedback and several good ideas implemented, can be used for: Boxing…

IT Support Company in Orlando, Florida

Hello all – I have not updated this blog in quite some time, but I can assure you I am still active in the latest computer technologies.  I am now working at Virtual Operations, LLC, the best IT support company for small business in the Orlando and Central Florida areas. If you wish to leverage my expertise, please give us a call at (407)…

csplit command

Let’s say you have a single file (a mysql dump) containing the output of multiple database backups… and you want to split them out into individual files. Input fil: # MySQL dump 7.1 # # Host: localhost Database: Purchase_Tracking # … Lots of CREATE TABLE and INSERTS … # MySQL dump 7.1 # # Host: localhost Database: Test # … Lots of CREATE TABLE…

Using rarcrack on Ubuntu

Rarcrack is an open source rar file password cracker.  Use it when you’ve forgotten the password you put on a rar or zip file.  The current version (0.2) doesn’t work flawlessly on Ubuntu, so follow these steps. 1. Download the source: wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/rarcrack/rarcrack-0.2/%5BUnnamed%20release%5D/rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2 2. Un tar tar -xjf rarcrack-0.2.tar.bz2 3. Change directory cd rarcrack-0.2 4. Type make, hit enter.  You will likely receive an…

BASH script to remove numeric prefix from files downloaded from scribd

Scribd is a great service, offering PDF downloads of a variety of content.  Unfortunately there is an ugly 8 digit (random?) number prefixed on each file downloaded. 47432750-Book-Name-Whatever.pdf 47501680-Another-Book-Name.pdf 47502885-Yet-Another-Book-Name.pdf It’s not descriptive, and it makes alphabetic sorting of the files downloaded impossible.  Here’s a small BASH shell script that will remove the first 9 characters (8 digits and the – character) from all…