Category Archives: Linux

Both the NAS and the VmWARE machines are done!

The NAS and the esxi builds are completed and fully functional, finally. All of the vmware virtual machines are running from the NAS now. VmWare ESXI Build ————————————————————- CASE – COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black OS – VmWare Esxi 5.1 CPU – Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core… Read More »

A few .bashrc functions

Adding functions into your .bashrc file makes shortcuts available in your shell session by just typing the name of the function. These are just a few of the ones I have in my own .bashrc file, some are silly, some are useful 🙂 # bu – A quick backup function bu () { cp $1… Read More »

Converting .wma files to .mp3 files

How to convert .wma files to .mp3 files. Requires, mplayer and lame for i in *.wma ; do mplayer -vo null -vc dummy -af resample=44100 -ao pcm:waveheader "$i" && lame -m j -h –vbr-new -b 160 audiodump.wav -o "`basename "$i" .wma`.mp3"; done; rm -f audiodump.wav

Archlinux – fixing the strange characters in your terminal

Ever get those strange looking little buggers in your console after installing Arch and firing up the terminal ? Something like this — [crouse@archie ~]$ pstree init─┬─6*[agetty] ├─crond ├─httpd───11*[httpd] ├─mysqld_safe───mysqld───9*[{mysqld}] ├─sshd─┬─sshd───sshd───bash───su───bash │ └─sshd───sshd───bash───pstree ├─syslog-ng───syslog-ng ├─udevd───udevd └─vmtoolsd Simply add the following to your .bashrc and close your terminal window and open it up again, or source… Read More »