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TP-Link TL-WPA4230P on Linux

Quick note on these PowerLine devices.

They don't need any tools to manage them, as they have a sufficient web interface.

BUT - these devices are terrible network citizens.

Epson XP-312 ink status script

The following script outputs the percentage of each ink tank from an Epson XP-312 313 or 315 series WiFi enabled printer.

The output looks like

K:96 C:80 M:12 Y:34

which is perfect for feeding into Cacti or other monitoring systems. Guess I'd best go get some magenta ink !

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ColdFusion forgets to use UTF-8 files after logs rotated

For a long time, it's been recommended to set up Linux's logrotate system to manage the size of cfserver.log, which can easily grow to be a very large size on production systems, and ColdFusion seems unable to manage itself, unlike the other logs.

I recently discovered however, that a restart of ColdFusion via logrotate was changing the way files were written and read.

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Dell have abandoned Linux users, no matter what Ubuntu say about it

I got a Dell laptop a few years ago, and while scouting around for it's replacement I noticed the Ubuntu Linux folks are still proud to say their stuff not only runs on Dell kit still, but that it's available to purchase and have supported direct from Dell:

"purchase Ubuntu on Dell"
http://www.ubuntu.com/dell

Jenson Button around the streets of Manchester

Here are our photos from Jenson's drive around the streets of Manchester in his Formula 1 car, as well as the MP4-12C super car.

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Thanks to Vodafone for bringing F1 to the public, just as the BBC are taking F1 away from the public !

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