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Site updated
· 2010-08-25 15:26 by Thijs Kroesbergen for Brokenwire.NET

Just upgraded this site to a new version of textpattern. I think everything still works fine, but please leave a comment if you find anything suspicious.

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Cool Tool: Royal TS
· 2008-10-10 09:43 by Thijs Kroesbergen for Brokenwire.NET

Yesterday my attention was brought to this tool "Royal TS".

Because I often work on projects involving more than just a handful of servers I use remote desktop a lot.

At first, with not too many machines around, remote desktop just works great. But as the list of machines grows I just can't remember all server names, the usernames needed and what the server is used for.

This is where Royal TS kicks in! With this (small!) application you can manage your remote desktop sessions. It will keep a list of all the servers, you can add descriptions and it will remember usernames and password.

And when running multiple sessions your task bar won't get cluttered because all sessions can run within one application. (this is optional, you can still have a window for each session)

Of course Royal TS isn't the only tool out there. I've been using Terminals as well. This open-source project may have more features, but the feel just isn't right. (The menu bars and windows do wacky things every once in a while)

So, if you ever use remote desktop, try one of these tools. I'm sure you'll never use  "Win+R -> mstsc" again ;)

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New hosting provider
· 2008-07-19 17:10 by Thijs Kroesbergen for Brokenwire.NET

I'm happy to announce that this site is now hosted on a decent server ;-).

The old Pentium II 450 MHz with 192mb ram can now finally retire! And I'm no longer dependant on the goodwill of the UPC DHCP-gods to keep a static IP. The pages are now served by a (shared) server that has a lot more horsepower and is located in a proper data center, with a nice uplink. W00t w00t?.

All this is thanks to Kumina, a small company run by several ex-schoolmates. They are specialized in managed operations and technical services, and I know they are the best in what they do!

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It's a giant LA-SER
· 2006-10-27 15:19 by Thijs Kroesbergen for Brokenwire.NET

Yesterday we bought a new printer.
Well, second-hand actually, but it goes like a rocket.

A full-featured “LASER” printer!

It’s fast, prints on 2 sides, and costs less money that a dull slow noisy ink-jet printer.

It even has a JetDirect card, so the machine is connected to the network!

After bringing this beast home and installing it yesterday night I felt like a true dr. Evil..
Mini Me, stop humping the “laser”. Honest to God! Why don’t you and the giant “laser” get a fricken room for God’s sakes?

Come see my giant “laser”

Just for the records, we’re talking about this machine:

Here are the specs:
18 Pages per minute
1200*1200 DPI resolution
16 Mb RAM
133 MHz Processor
6 Pages per per minute (2-sided)
Web-based interface
Built for up to 40.000 pages per month
10/100 Mbits LAN connection
Additional 500 sheet paper drawer

(I know it’s not brand-spanking-new, but its just for home-use!)

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