RAC0225: Sending the test mail failed.

As is usually the case, I was working on a project and was trying to understand the alerting capabilities of the Dell iDRAC7. Specifically, I was working on trying to configure SNMP, SNMP Traps, and Email alerting to keep track of critical hardware events. I keep...
Arctic Circle Shake Flavors

Arctic Circle Shake Flavors

It’s Friday night and I’ve got a sweet tooth for a milk shake and thanks to this weeks’ mail, I have a coupon for a dollar off any size milk shake at Arctic Circle. I don’t enjoy sitting in the drive through and trying to figure out what I want...

Dell OMSA and ESXi 5.5 – connection failed

One of the more agitating problems I’ve dealt with recently was a project to install Dell’s OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) on a Dell R720xd server running ESXi 5.5. I had installed OMSA at another clients offices just the week before and had no...
Google Analytics – A Snapshot of your Website

Google Analytics – A Snapshot of your Website

One of the more intriguing things that Google Analytics has done in the last year also appears to be one of the most enigmatic. You log into your inbox one morning, and low and behold, there’s an email from Google Analytics that starts with: A snapshot of your...

Plantronix DSP-400 for Linux

[callout] This is an article I created almost a decade ago on how to get a Plantronix DSP-400 headset working in Linux and at the time it was very useful. The website it was on has been taken down, so I post this here simply to keep it available in case it helps...

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