New Adventures

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Today (March 31 2017) marked my last day with NITS Zimbabwe (www.nationalit.co.zw) It has been my pleasure serving you for the past 8 years and I am confident that you will continue to receive the utmost service and professionalism from NITS. I want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve your needs and […]

Proxmox – Remove LVM local-data

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I’m  a big Proxmox fan, having deployed more than 20 systems both at customers and on my home lab this year without drama. However, the Proxmox LVM structure bugs the heck out of me. I prefer to utilize a single LVM Volume due to some weird glitches with LXC images and small root LVM partitions. […]

Howto reset Mac OS X User Password

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Recently had to reset a password on a macbook. Here’s the TL;DR of it Hold Command + S on startup to get to single user mode. Wait for the root prompt. Enter the following commands. Replace ‘username’ with your account name. e.g Keith # mount -uw / # launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist # password username # […]

Pidgin IM

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Pidgin is a free all-in-one IM software that has support for many different protocols. I mainly use MSN and Skype, but also occasionally get contacted on GTalk. Pidgin can support all three of these, which makes life a lot simpler. Instead of managing three different applications, i can use one. Not to mention its support […]