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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 to see how to disasemble the watch which was very useful.


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



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>


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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MAY 13, 2013



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