1. Download the latest factory image for the phone from https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
  2. Extract the files, including the inner zip file
  3. Copy the radio, recovery, boot and system.img files to the directory containing fastboot (C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools)
  4. Reboot the phone in fastboot mode (hold volume down and power button)
  5. Check that device is found while connected to PC by typing: fastboot devices, you should see a response with a uid and the word fastboot if it is in fastboot mode
  6. Type: fastboot flash radio <radio_filename.img>
  7. Type: fastboot reboot-bootloader
  8. Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Type: fastboot flash boot boot.img
  10. Type: fastboot flash system system.img

If all went well, you should now be able to reboot and be running the new version!

This is a great viewing spot for watching incoming airplanes at Chicago O’hare international airport.  The runway is primarily used for international arrivals and that gives a lot of variation in models of airplanes, especially larger ones like 747, 777, and even the new Dreamliner 787.

4825 Scott Road

Schilling Park, IL

If when trying to create a new datastore using local storage in VMware and you run into an error and it says Hard disk is blank with a greyed out Next button, do the following:

partedUtil mklabel /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.6a4badb050980e001a96104a0b91a240 msdos

Where the path is the path to your disk that you are trying to add.

(Find a screenshot)

Removing a Database Availability Group to go back to a single server instance in Exchange 2013 follows these steps:

  1. Remove the database copies from all but your single server.
  2. Run the following commands in Exchange Management shell:
    1. Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupServer -Identity MAIL-DAG -MailboxServer SERVER1 -ConfigurationOnly
    2. Remove-DatabaseAvailabilityGroupServer -Identity MAIL-DAG -MailboxServer SERVER2 -ConfigurationOnly
  3. Lastly, use Failover Cluster Manager -> Destroy Cluster to remove the actual cluster
  4. Cleanup Extra Computer object that is disabled (the DAG object) in AD

copy over /etc/network/interfaces
edit /etc/hostname
copy over /etc/hosts

apt-get install python-software-properties
apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xcbcb082a1bb943db
add-apt-repository ‘deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/mariadb/repo/5.5/ubuntu precise main’
apt-key adv –keyserver keys.gnupg.net –recv-keys 1C4CBDCDCD2EFD2A
add-apt-repository ‘deb http://repo.percona.com/apt precise  main’

apt-get update
apt-get install mariadb-galera-server galera percona-toolkit percona-xtrabackup

copy over /etc/mysql/
edit mariadb.cnf




So in the light of the fact that SageTV has been bought by Google, and essentially dropped from the map…I decided it is time to start restructuring our home media system to make it clean and more stable than it previously was.

The previous setup was a Windows Home Server setup running SageTV with 2GB of RAM and 4 1TB hard disks and a 250GB disk for the OS.  The 1TB disks were not raided however they did make use of the Windows Drive Extender which let you basically duplicate files to multiple drives for redundancy (something close to raid-1, but debatable).

We also had two set-top boxes that connected directly to Sage capable of playing all of our live tv, recorded tv, as well as all of our videos, music, and photos that were stored on the server (in just about every format from iso to dvd rips to xvid).

So for the new system, I needed something comparable, capable of storing precious photos, documents, videos, as well as interfacing with my HD-PVR for capturing our TV.

After searching the net, my best choice at this point appears to be MythTV.  So I have dug into that.

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