Category Archives: Technology

26 Oct 21

Useful Linux commands:

Linux command for seeing harddrive I/O in real time:
dstat -tdD total,sda,sdb,sdc,md1 60

SSH to a server and forward back X11 commands:
ssh -X -Y *hostname*

Stop and start Gnome as needed:
service gdm stop
service gdm start

Disable Gnome from auto-start:
systemctl set-default
systemctl isolate

To re-enable:
systemctl isolate
systemctl set-default #it’ll setup the gdm boot startup

Show size breakdown for individual directories:
du –summarize –human-readable *

17 Oct 21

Redhat’s guide to Convert2RHEL

Extra step left out of the Redhat conversion guide – Use this link if the install complains about an SSL CA path

19 Aug 21

Setting up Google Voice Voicemail on a T-Mobile phone

Taken from:

As with other things on this site, I’m lazy and hate to run into a problem that requries hours of digging through forum posts for a solution. The following is (probably) what you should do if:

  • You are on T-Mobile in the USA
  • You have an Android phone (this may work with others but I have no idea)
  • You have a Google Voice number with voicemail set up already
  • You want to use Google Voice as your voicemail instead of T-Mobile’s VM

If all of the above apply to you, the solution is fairly simple:

  1. In a browser, login to your Google Voice account, and click on Settings. In the Voicemail tab, set up your greeting.
  2. On your phone, install the Google Voice App.
  3. From your phone’s dialer, enter * * 0 0 4 * [Your Google Voice Number] #

That’s it, pretty simple.
To disable forwarding, again from your dialer, dial: # # 0 0 4 #

27 Mar 17

Override Digital Cable Advisor in Windows Media Center 7

Useful for authorizing encrypted content in a virtualized media center environment.

2 Jan 15

Fix for google search results blanking out in firefox:

Go to “about:config” and set “browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers” to 0.