†è¢h båbblè

My daily dose of rant & whine !

This Blog has moved to Wordpress

Friday, April 21, 2006
I've decided to make the switch to Wordpress software for blogging.Although right now I've created a free wordpress account which doesnt offer much when compared to hosting Wordpress on a paid server.I'll be soon making the switch for a paid domain as well as hosting.

All the posts have been ported into the wordpress account,thanks to the built in feature of wordpress allowing import of all posts from Blogger.com

I'll be continuing blogging at wordpress & hope to see you there ! :)

My Blog at Wordpress

Oobertech Revamped

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
We have revamped our discussion board,Oobertech & transformed into a brand new product:Techspot.in.
This was all been done in just a matter of a day or so.We've also bought a license of Vbulletin forum software ver 3.5.

Although the forum is still under testing phase we are trying out new things which may result in a few problems with the way the forum functions.Please bear with us for the time being,the forum after all the changes,database integration is not even 24 hours old.

Please keep the suggestions,problems you are facing flowing.We are listening @ Techspot.in



Article:Logical Volume Manager(LVM)

Monday, April 17, 2006
Here is a excellent article about the fine details of setting up a LVM right from the horse's mouth.

Redhat Magazine:LVM


Sunday, April 16, 2006
For anyone who has been reading my blog,one of the projects I desperately wanted to do was setup a PBX using Asterisk & explore many of the cool things that can be done with it.

But due to the hardware not being available I was helpless.Actually the stuff is available on ebay India but I dont trust people on ebay :-P.This month's LFY contained a advertisement about a company from Mumbai called Enterux who are selling FXO PCI card for Asterisk & other Digium Hardware.

The card would be costing me about 2.5k approx with VAT & shipping charges.I've just placed my order online through their order form which is located here

Looking forward for the stuff to land at my house ! :)

EPL Title Race has spiced up

Friday, April 14, 2006
Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

I'm an avid supporter of Manchester United.My love for the club started immediately after the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich,what a classic match it was.Since then I've watched every match I could possibly watch featuring Manchester United in EPL,FA CUP,Champions League..

The last two seasons have been without a doubt dissapointing,especially because we have the strength to play quality football & take on opponents but costly errors at the back,departure of Roy Keane the inspirational man in the centre & injuries to key players like Gabriel Henzie have hampered the Red Devils.So like all teams having their fare share of problems Man Utd had theirs too.But quality teams come back as it has always been with Manchester United,they never give up !

Beginning early Feb-March there was a massive gap between current champions Chelsea & 2nd place Manchester United.The gap was of 18 points.But by winning 9 games in a row & with a couple of slip ups from Chelsea the gap has now been reduced to 7 points with the title holders & Man Utd still to play on the 29th of this month.

Although Chelsea travel to Bolton as well as Blackburn Rovers,IMHO outcome of these two which will decide the winners once for all.

Its my feeling though that though this might be more in Chelsea's favour this sure hots up next season for sure.

Picture taken from www.manutd.com

DNS Howto

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I found this piece of info very informative,thought I might as well share it with you guys.

Traditional DNS Howto

CentOS: Enterprise-class Linux

Friday, March 10, 2006
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free. CentOS is now accepting donations via PayPal, please click the button for more information

You can download the ISO image files & find more information about the project from here

Linux Magazine has a detailed review of the same in its April 2006 Edition.
You can get the pdf of the article from here