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Samsung Gear Smart Watch keeps turning off

My Samsung Gear Smart Watch kept turning off whilst it was on my wrist.  I could power it backup up again and it would work fine so it wasnt the battery.  It seemed to be due to flexing, I could almost simulate on demand if I was to twist the watch in a certain way.  I had a good look around on the internet but couldnt find anyone else with the same issue.  I used this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WzGC0786U0 to see how to disasemble the watch which was very useful.

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Yale Easy Fit Smartphone alarm

Yale Easy Fit SmartPhone Alarm

Getting Started Tips

I have purchased one of these alarms.  I wanted an alarm that I could control and would alert direct to my smartphone that had a traditional external siren box and was suprised at the lack of choice that there was out there.

If you are thinking about getting this alarm

Pros

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VMWare Command Line Starting Machines

ESXi 5.x

To power on a virtual machine from the command line:

  1. List the inventory ID of the virtual machine with the command:
    vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms |grep <vm name>

    Note: The first column of the output shows the vmid.
     

  2. Check the power state of the virtual machine with the command:
    vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate <vmid>
     
  3. Power-on the virtual machine with the command:
    vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on <vmid>

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Pound Reverse Proxy

After moving my website to a linux box recently I tried using IIRF on IIS to reverse proxy the different websites I was running but I had a few issues with IIRF so I set about looking for an alternative.  I considered using Forefront Threat Management Gateway as I was familiar with it but it was end of life and a little bloated for what I needed.  A bit out of my comfort zone I found Pound that runs on Ubunutu and it seemed to suggest it would do what I need.  I created a new ubuntu server on my VMware boxes and gave it 256mb of ram and 12 gb of disk and installed ubuntu server with the def

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Tech Blog Import from previous Blog

MAY 13, 2013

 

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