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A recent announcement over at Adobe Labs delivered the deeply disappointing news that the team working on native 64-bit versions of the bloated, creaking memory-hog Flash Player had given up after literally several tries.

A few recent local changes included a restructuring of inbound mail delivery to include UCE (more frequently called spam) filtering using a combination of the venerable procmail and the increasingly impressive bogofilter.

Ever run snmpwalk on an SNMP-enabled device and been disappointed by the available information? There may well be a very simple reason for that.

The Net-SNMP implementation of the SNMP stack has some default settings that may be far from optimal in many cases. Specifically, the snmpwalk and...

After what seems like an age, Adobe has stopped pretending that the undeniable future of computing is 32-bit and built a native 64-bit Flash plugin for Linux. Although still an alpha release, it is at least the current version (10). If you’re using 64-bit Linux, and feel you’re missing out on a wh...

After the changes of last week things were still not quite right. The WET would still periodically fail, usually only for a few seconds, but sometimes for much longer. I began to suspect that this was an external problem; something in the house was interfering with the signal.

After a few days o...

After writing so confidently about finding a fix for the earlier kernel problems with an Intel D945GCLF board, it returned with a vengeance shortly afterwards. Frustration finally won the day and a completely fresh install followed.

Gentoo had been the Linux distribution of choice on the previous box, but as speed was of the essence here (downtime was almost five days), something else was in order. That something turned out to be Arch Linux — might as well start with something completely different.