Taskomatic troubleshooting, systems always show available updates – Spacewalk 2.3 / Satellite 5.x

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Lately one of my projects at work is to get a patch management solution in place for our RHEL/CentOS Linux systems.  Since Red Hat’s Satellite product doesn’t manage CentOS systems, and because there is no easy method of configuring the pieces that Satellite 6 is based on, we decided to go with Spacewalk.  For longer […]

Running Linux commands on many servers at a time

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I’ve been busy at work lately… setting up a new patch process to include implementation, migration from our old, counter-intuitive system (apt on Red Hat servers, :|), so lots of registering systems with Spacewalk has been necessary (until we finish a Puppet module that is). During our regularly scheduled patching, we have to do blocks […]

Check if your e-mail address is on the list of “hacked” Google accounts

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http://moldvan.com/check-google.php Recently there has been some worry about Google accounts being hacked and passwords stolen and so on. Even though Google said less than 2% of the list (which I’ve obtained) are active accounts, some people I know had their e-mail address in the list. I downloaded the list of e-mail addresses and put together […]


Need a little technobabble in your day? Watch the retroencabulator video.

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For my engineering friends, when someone asks you a technical question and you don’t really want to answer them, start quoting from the below video.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator Transcript Here at Rockwell Automation‘s world headquarters, research has been proceeding to develop a line of automation products that establishes new standards for quality, technological leadership, and operating excellence. With customer success as our […]