Windows 7 and the trip to 64 bit and back again

Windows 7 is all shiny and new, and available to the masses. So I thought I would be purchase myself a Technet subscription so I can play with all the new toys that come out in the next year.

I run 4gb of ram in my laptop so I though that I would go 64 bit (and get back that extra 600 or so mb of ram that gets stolen on 32bit machines). The initial install went well, including the install and subsequent windows update yielded a full set drivers for my machine (except the fingerprint sensor, for which Dell haven’t released a Windows 7 driver for yet either).

Plugin Wordpress

LJ Longtail SEO Release Version 1.7

LJ Longtail SEO Version 1.7 has been released to the WordPress Plugin Directory.


  • Bugfix: Cron function had a bug which lead the the cron tasks not being performed

WordPress Plugin Directory: LJ Longtail SEO

Linux OpenSUSE

SUSE Studio

I have to say it has been a very long time since something on the web has impressed me to the point of being amazed. But today I found out about SUSE Studio.

SUSE Studio allows you to build/create your own Linux distribution based on SUSE linux.

“Build an appliance — or your own custom Linux distro — with a few mouse clicks. Customize it to your heart’s content, and share it with the world!”

Sys Admin

BMC Updating… Please Do Not Shutdown or PowerCycle System!

We have been having an issue with our HP DL160 G5 servers lately. After a BIOS update (and on one occasion it occurred without any other updates, just a power outage and a reboot) when the server boots the system fans spin at top speed (sounds like a jet engine) and the server screen shows

BMC Updating… Please Do No Shutdown or PowerCycle System!


Email Subscriptions For Blogs

I have setup a FeedBurner account so that anyone may subscribe to email updates from my blog.

Subscribe for email updates from The Lazy Sys Admin here

This is something I have been thinking about recently, I was driven to actually set it up because of another project I am working on at the moment. There is a fairly simple set of instructions to use over at NetTuts – Build a ‘WordBurner’ Email Newsletter Manager using WordPress and FeedBurner. I skipped the steps about creating a single category as for what I need all posts would be candidates for emails.