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How to control your TV with your Astro B.yond remote control

Finally configured my B.yond remote to control my TV. There are are 2 ways to configure your remote. Method 1: Hold down the tv(power)  and power buttons together  until the indicator blinks twice. Refer to the table below and key in the 4 digit number that represents your TV brand. If the code was valid […]

How to manually add RSS feeds to Feedly

Feedly recently removed its minibar option and it’s been a pain adding new feeds since. My work around is to use Google’s “RSS Subscription Extension” and manually add the feeds in. Install the extension. Browse to your site of choice. If the extension finds a valid RSS feed an icon will show up in your […]

Installing RHEL EPEL Repo on CentOS 5.x

Had to get collectd going on a CentOS 5.8 environment today. The EPEL repo was needed to get the packages. Here’s how to add the EPEL repo to CentOS 5.x cd /tmp wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm

Kill Unresponsive remote SSH Sessions

I spend a lot of time working with ssh terminals over very slow connections. One common  issue that crops up often  is unresponsive terminals. Closing the terminal is what most of us would go with but then you would have to go through the login workflow again.  If you had to login to 3 servers […]

What is my Gnome Shell version?

What version of the GNOME Shell am I running? You can quickly find out your GNOME Shell version be running “gnome-shell –version” danesh@r2d2:~$ gnome-shell –version GNOME Shell 3.8.2 This is also an indicator to which version of GNOME you are running.

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