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DIY Emergency Lighting in a Crate (72+ hours)

Here's a simple, yet often forgotten piece of emergencies, lighting. For the average person, electric lanterns, oil lamps, and candles are the norm. However, candles and oil lamps pose a fire hazard and electric lanterns don't last long. For ham radio, I already heard many stories of folks going out to the field and end up using a flashlight for everything. [...]

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Ham Radio Category Added

It's been a while since the last update, but I plan to post more often soon. In addition to the computer related topics like before, I've added a new category to the mix: Ham [...]

Dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Servers (Linux)

It is inevitable that the change to IPv6 will need to be done in the near future. But in the meantime, it is also inevitable that you will need to run both IPv4 and IPv6 at [...]

VMWare ESXi 5 Auto Start/Shutdown

VMWare recently, (and quietly) published a patch I have confirmed will resolve a guest virtual machine startup and shutdown issue that was introduced in March 2012 when they [...]

NetBeans 7 and Java SDK (JDK)

Recently I update to the latest NetBeans 7 installation and set it to use the Java 7 SDK (JDK). When launching the program, I get frequently got this annoying error message [...]

Integrating and Optimizing Thunderbird for Google Mail

Let's admit it, gMail is awesome (some of you would beg to differ), especially when you use gApps like I do. But I've always had a few requirements: being able to access [...]