" July 2013 "

How to un-root, factory reset, reset flash counter, and return your Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) to completely stock.

With T-Mobile’s new JUMP program there are going to be plenty of people who will need to revert their phone back to completely stock in order to upgrade their device.  Lucky enough this is pretty simple to do, and I will explain this in a few steps below which should only take about 10 minutes or so.  These instructions will allow you to completely reset the flash counter, install stock firmware, and basically reset the phone to the state it was when you first purchased it.  So without any further delay, let’s un-root the Samsung Galaxy S III… (more…)

iGitLab – Configurable GitLab multi-version bash/shell installer script for Debian (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc)

So I finally decided to upgrade my git/svn server and to install a web gui to make things a little bit easier to view and track, which was when I stumbled upon GitLab.  If you don’t already know, GitLab is an open source, self-hosted, GitHub style, git server with a web based interface, using Ruby/Ruby on Rails.  After trying out a few of the scripts I found on GitHub to automate the install process, I found most were outdated, and lacked the ability to configure for future installations and/or versions.  That’s when I decided to write my own installer script, which I decided to call iGitLab, for Install GitLab. (more…)

VMWare Workstation Shared Folders between Windows and Ubuntu (debian) "Error Mounting"

While attempting to setup a shared folder through VMware Workstation 9.0.2 running on Windows 8 host, with a Linux Mint (Ubuntu/Debian) guest, and kept running into one problem after another.  I spent probably an hour or more just trying to figure out the problem and get it to work correctly, and finally was able to get something to work, here’s how…


The ultimate NAS media center, with Debian based OpenMediaVault and Plex Media Server

So i’ve been slowly building my home media server for a while now, testing out different distros, different NAS software, and I have finally come to the software I will be using from now on.  Originally I started with Ubuntu, then moved on to FreeNAS, then Unraid, and finally Open Media Vault.  My main concern was having a media center server that could be used as a NAS (or something similar), but still have the ability to add software to run on it such as Sickbeard, Couchpotato, etc.  That’s when I found Open Media Vault … (more…)