Remote backing up a Linux host over the ‘net with BackupPC

I’ve recently moved my blog across to a VPS service.  A VPS is akin to a chroot jail, where you have your own server, but you’re running a common Linux kernel.  This also means you don’t really have your own filesystem - so for the sakes of paranoia I don’t want the VPS to have any privileged data on it, and I don’t want the VPS to be able to remote back into my main infrastructure to back itself up.

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ipmi_si not broken after all!

Well, it turned out that ipmi_si.ko was not broken after all in the new CentOS 6.3 kernels!  Red Hat changed the module to be included in the base kernel and not as a module, and therefore the way in which I was specifying parameters for it (through modprobe.conf) no longer worked.

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Installing a CyanogenMod ROM onto a GT-i9305

DANGER!  Installing a custom recovery and firmware can void your warranty, and in some rare circumstances render your phone irrevocably bricked (broken).  Be aware of what you’re doing when you do this, and be aware of the consequences of installing third-party firmware.  I can’t be held responsible if your phone is bricked, buggy, or anything bad happens as a result of doing this.  

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