Grep Through Files Recursively

Need to find a string nestled somewhere in a ton of subdirectories? First cd to the lowest common┬ádenominator, then run: grep -lir “something” *

Nexus One Car Dock [Mini Review]

The Nexus One Car Dock is well constructed and sturdy. It communicates with your phone via Bluetooth. It works ok, but there is one show-stopper in my book. NO LINE LEVEL AUDIO OUT port. If you want to connect it to your car stereo and listen to audio, you have two...

Nexus One Desktop Dock [Mini Review]

The desktop dock is sturdy and attractive. Comes with an extra power cord (so you can use the one from the phone elsewhere) and an audio out cable (1/8 -> RCA). When you cradle the Nexus One, it launches the “clock” app which shows time, date, weather,...

Nexus One (Android) Gripes

Email Icons Don’t Show Unread Email Count Unlike the iPhone, my Nexus One does not show the number of unread messages on the mailbox icon. Screen Sensor Misalignment About once a week, I have to restart my Nexus One because the screen sensor is misaligned....
Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive Review

Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive Review

After outgrowing my Kata 467 and LowePro Fastpack 250, I started looking around for a replacement bag that could hold all my photo gear plus my Macbook Pro laptop. I considered a couple of options, but decided on the Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive. (Buy it on...
Elgato Turbo.264 HD – My Thoughts

Elgato Turbo.264 HD – My Thoughts

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Elgato Turbo.264 HD encoder/accelerator. The device does what it claims… it transcodes most any type of video file and produces an H.264 file formatted for your device (iPhone, iPod, AppleTV, BeyondTV, etc.). The...

Create Multipart Zip Files In Linux

Need to transfer a really large file but are worried that it will fail before completing? Create a multi-part file using the split command, then join it on the remote server after it transfers. Example: Start with a zipped file (somefile.zip), then run… split -b...

ESXi & MD3000i: No LUNs after adding VMkernel switch for iSCSI

Having problems getting iSCSI LUNs to appear in ESXi after enabling a second VMkernel switch on a separate subnet? Make sure you disable/re-enable the ESXi iSCSI Initiator AFTER adding the new vSwitch on the isolated network. I think iSCSI discovery only occurs on the...