Latest articles under System Admin category

Customizing grep tool to exclude svn.

I mostly do programming by SSH-ing to development server. The code I’m working on are often managed by using SVN. There are many occasions when I need to search all source code to find a particular string. If you’ve worked on a source code that’s managed by SVN before, you’ll pretty soon notice that there […]

Posted on February 4th, 2009 under General Unix, Quick Tips  •  No Comments

Analyzing data in Unix using PHP CLI.

There are times when I need to quickly gather some quick data in a simple tab based or space based delimited file, most often log files. Also, the files that I work on are often huge, well according to my standard at least … about 1GB. The data that I need is often simple statistics […]

Posted on February 4th, 2009 under General Unix, PHP  •  No Comments

Ubuntu + Virtualization + Windows on HP TX1499US Laptop

I have HP TX1499US that I purchased off Home Depot a while back. I thought it was a very good deal for a tablet PC, with touch screen, with smaller screen (12.1"), with the stuff it comes with. One thing that I’m not really excited about is the OS it came with: Windows Vista. I […]

Posted on January 25th, 2009 under Linux, Virtualization, Windows  •  No Comments

Installing Ubuntu Linux on HP TX1499US

I previously installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my other laptop (HP DV6305US) and I had to pass kernel argument noapic during boot, otherwise Linux will hang on booting. Now that Ubuntu 8.10 is out and I have new tablet PC style HP TX1499US, I thought I’d install Ubuntu 8.10 on it. As it turns out, I […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 under Linux  •  No Comments

Clearing print spool queue in Windows.

One of my customer had problems printing on Windows on a particular workstation. Whenever a print command is issued, it just sits on the queue without getting printed out. It turned out that the culprit is a print job stuck in print queue. So here’s how to fix it: Go to control panel and double […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 under Windows  •  1 Comment

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