Where to find GDAL, PROJ, FreeType for Mac OS

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Adding disk to VM and rescanning SCSI bus in CentOS

echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan

then fdisk, mkfs, etc.

hat tip: http://jcollie.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-re-scan-scsi-bus-on-linux.html

Where to find clips of Cisco’s over-the-top product placement on Fox’s 24 & others

full-frame product placement

This was the only thing on the Fox network for a few glorious moments of product placement nirvana.

To paraphrase David Letterman’s self-deprecating joke, this was the only thing on the Fox network — a full frame plug for Cisco’s “Self-Defending Network” marketing messaging and this accompanying dialogue:

Bill: “Has it done any damage yet?”
Chloe: “No, the Cisco system is self-defending.”

Cisco even maintains a page to this clip and others — mostly Telepresence.

Thanks to Brad Reese’s Network World blog post for the pointer.

Find Dell Service Tag from Linux, ESX console

Try this first:


# dmidecode -s system-serial-number

The “-s” option didn’t work on the Kernel 2.4-based ESX service console, but this should:


# dmidecode | grep --extended-regexp Serial[[:space:]]Number:[[:space:]]*[A-Z0-9]{7}$ | uniq

Credit to Noah@Noah.org