Chugalug Digest, Vol 31, Issue 81

From: "Kite, Mike" 
Thanks Lynn and Meuon.

Putting a pipe between domain and user bears the same bitter fruit :(

It's an OEL6 server, which I think, is pretty close, in this case, to RHEL6.

It does indeed have the return code -6 in /var/log/messages when trying to CIFS mount it.
And I may as well just keep trying smbmount rather than smbget, simply because I'll need to put files there as well as get them.

I'm trying to find the Red Hat article you mention, though this machine does not have a  /etc/request-key.d/ folder.  I do have a Red Hat portal account, I'm trying to recover my pwd to that now.


Small job

From: David White 
I'd like to consider hiring someone to help me write a program that will be
used on my mail server. I may decide to write the whole thing myself in
PHP, but this isn't the type of work I do best.

I have a MySQL database, mail, with 3 tables: 1 for virtual users, 1 for
virtual aliases (forwards), and 1 for virtual users (actual users on the
system that receive email).

Each table has a primary key value of the domain ID, and the aliases &
users table also have individual primary key IDs.

I need a little web GUI that will allow a user to login to add, delete or
modify existing email addresses (change password).

Currently, all passwords (in virtual

OT: Job Posting

From: asg 
Not sure if any of this is Linux related but I saw this job add on =
LinkedIn today.


Stephen Haywood
Owner: ASG Consulting

OT: Gear review Dell Precision Server/workstations

From: Phil Sieg 
I needed a high power multi-core server with lots of ram for my new house. M=
y uses include Plex streaming, IP cam DVR, and multi machine virtualization.=
 I wanted dual Xeon Quads with at least 32gb ram.

This is easy and cheap if you can get by with a 20" deep 1U or 2U server. I f=
ound great units for under $250 that fit the bill other than they are all LO=

So I did some googling, trolled some forums and discovered that the quietest=
 servers are the ones that look like desktops commonly billed as high end "w=

I just got a dell precision that will mount horizontally in my 1/3 sized rac=
k, has 32GB ram and dual quad Xeons all for about $250.

Here is the best part... It is practically silent at idle. It has a huge 140=
mm in front of the case and a few low speed (or speed controlled) 80mm fans s=
trategically placed inside.

Sill waiting for a few parts to come in to load up OS and really test it, bu=
t i think is is going to be perfect.

There are about a dozen different versions of this particular Dell beastie t=
hat all share the same case structure with different guts. It is rack width a=
nd about 15-6 inches deep.

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's=
 the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011=

OT: Job Opportunity: American Poolplayers Association

From: Lisa Ridley 
I know this is a LUG list, but I also know there are a couple of people =
actively job hunting so I thought I would pass this along =97 I saw it =
this morning when got online to check if our pool team stats were posted =
yet this week:

The American Poolplayers Association is looking for a Sr Software =
Engineer to act as a Development Team Leader in their Lake St. Louis =
office.  If you have experience with MSSQL Server and ASP.NET, and are =
willing to relocate, check this out:

Here=92s what I know about their system that=92s not in this job =

1.  They have a public facing site that has advertising and educational =
materials on it.
2.  They have a member portal where individual members can log in and =
see their team stats & personal stats =97 current and historical , renew =
memberships, and get an electronic copy of their APA membership card, =
which has to be presented along with a picture ID as proof of identity =
if you are playing in an APA sanctioned tournament anywhere in the US, =
including the national tournament in Las Vegas, get an electronic copy =
of the scoresheet for upcoming local league matches, etc.
3.  They have a franchise owner portal where the franchise operators for =
the different local leagues (ours here covers Hamilton, Bradley, Marion =
and Rhea counties in TN) log in every week and, among other things, =
enter the individual match sheets for every match played that week in =
their franchise territory (which the National APA uses for a variety of =
things, including handicap assessment of individuals for tournament =
play), team fees and other things that franchise operators must do to =
run their franchise.  There is also a section where local league =
operators can set up a league website for their area, that is currently =
not used =97 much of the functionality in that section is broken.
4.  The entire website is dated (no responsiveness, no mobile =
capabilities, etc), and needs some serious help.  I emailed them about 4 =
months ago as a member inquiring if there was someone I could talk to =
about helping them fix some of their website issues, but never got to =
the right person and didn=92t continue to pursue it.

I detest and MSSQL, and have little experience in that realm =
(plus don=92t want to move to Lake St. Louis) or I would pursue it =
myself.  You probably get 3 or 4 free trips to Vegas to National =
Tournaments every year as part of the job =97 nice perk.

If you are a Microsoft Techie and are open to working in Lake St. Louis, =
could be a cool opportunity.  If you can convince them to abandon =
Microsoft and and move to open source, even better.  If you =
pursue the job and get it, let me know please.=

OT: Geek Bag with integrated gear charger

From: Phil Sieg 
I had a powerbag sized for a full size ipad, plus room for some other =
stuff. It came with a built in battery but was finicky about coming on =
and staying on (charging) so I threw it into my pile of no longer used =
gear bags in my closet.

Here is the Bag:    =

Anyone hiring?

From: David Rucker 

Most of you may not know me but I follow the list a lot and reply very
rarely. I currently work for RadioShack as one of their Expert Repair
Technicians doing cell phone and tablet repairs. I am one of the few of
their techs that can do advanced soldering. I also owned and operated a
computer service shop for several years as well. I am current going to
school at Volkswagen in their automation mechatronics program. RadioShack
is on their last leg and is now circling the drain, so to speak. Pending
being purchased by Amazon or sprint. Most job listings in the tech field
are morning afternoon shifts. I need something from 4 pm to 9 pm during the
week and flexible on weekends. I can provide a full resume, just wanting to
see if anyone knew of anything or had anything available themselves.

Thank you in advance!
David R. Rucker

Published resume and materials on GitHub

From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" 
I've been a member of GitHub for a while, but now I'm finally putting it to

It might not be much, but I'm posting my resume (scrubbed), PDF of my
LinkedIn profile, and applicable certificates to GitHub in my first

I am in the job market, and still looking for system administrator or
system engineer opportunities. I'm also interested in breaking into DevOps
and SysOps positions, although I don't consider myself a developer.

If you have any job leads, please contact me. I am still looking, and
willing to relocate.

Thanks in advance!

Raspberry Pi 2 - Now with Windows 10!

From: Phil Sieg 

I think it is a win!

Just wish there was a 2GB and 4GB ram version=E2=80=A6

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Chad Smith  wrote:
> =

> =46rom the announcement:
> Let's get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 =
is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), =
> A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
> 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
> Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
> Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM =
GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as =
Microsoft Windows 10.
> Microsoft has said that in the next few months, they are going to =
introduce a *Free* version of Windows 10 designed to work on the =
Raspberry Pi 2.
> =

> What do you guys think?
> - Chad W. Smith

Has anyone heard of tekopinc?

From: Jonathan Calloway 


I keep getting job listings for QA Analyst at 'tekopink chattanooga'.
However, whenever I google that company, all I can find are job listings!


Has anyone ever heard of this company?






OT: Hackintosh for sale $600

From: Phil Sieg 
I built 2 Hackintoshes, and need only one of them.

Here is the one for sale:

Intel Xeon 2.83ghz quad core processor
500GB main drive
1TB Time machine/data drive
Nvidia GTX 650 (2GB DDR5) Video with triple outputs.
802.11 B/G/N Airport card
Dell Optiplex 780 Mini-Tower Mobo and case

Almost silent and runs very cool. Running Yosemite 10.10.1

Equivalent to 1st 2 generations of MacPro. Very fast.

Come by my office and check it out if you like.

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

McDell Hackintosh>>> Quad Core/16gb/500GB SSD $617

From: Phil Sieg 
So I have successfully Hackintoshed a dell Optiplex 780 Desktop (between mini tower and SFF in size 16x16x5). It is VERY fast and silent. I must say I am impressed. Here is the build:

Optiplex 780
Intel Q9650 Core2 Quad 3.0ghz (Will replace with Xeon Quad when it arrives)
16GB 1333mhz ram
500 GB Crucial M100 SSD
1TB Western Digital Blue (Time Machine internal drive)
Nvidia GeForce GT730 1GB DDR5 low profile. Triple monitor support ;-)

So a Quad core 3 ghz with 16gb ram and 1tb Time machine drive that performs like a MacPro (older one of course) for $617 ALL IN.

I can’t say I will never buy another Mac… But I might not buy another Mac Desktop.

The ONLY thing I do not have working yet is the APP Store, and Messages.

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Tech Recruiters

From: DaWorm 
Anyone on the list have any recommendations on good tech recruiters,
especially for more engineering oriented positions, as opposed to IT

I'm looking to hire someone similar to myself, who can do both hardware
design as well as embedded software design, and most of the recruiting
services I've used so far are either oriented to much higher end people
than I'm looking for, or are contract only recruiters, where I'm looking a
hiring someone full time.

Any recommendations appreciated.

Oh, and if anyone is interested in this type of position, or knows someone
who is, let me know and I'll pass along the job description.


A cool CHEAP Hardware hack!!!

From: Phil Sieg 
I am building a couple of cheap quad core hackintoshes using stock Dell =
Boxen and upgrading video cards.

I was shopping for Core2 Quad processors (Q9650) and was shocked to see =
them at $100 and more! Awful damned old for that price.

Soooo I was googling around and found this: =

So an EASY way to use LGA 771 XEON CPU=E2=80=99s in Core2 Duo/Quad =
motherboards. More cache, better overclocking, and lower temps=E2=80=A6 =
OH YEAH and HALF the PRICE!=20

The Quad core Xeon comparable to the Q9650 core2 quad is $46 instead of =


Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

New Bipartisan H1B bill could kill American Tech Jobs!

From: Rod-Lists 
New legislation being pushed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

IEEE-USA said the legislation, introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday, will "help destroy" the U.S. tech workforce with guest workers.

Other critics, including Ron Hira, a professor of public policy at Howard University and a leading researcher on the issue, said the bill gives the tech industry "a huge increase in the supply of lower-cost foreign guest workers so they can undercut and replace American workers."

Hira said this bill "will result in an exponential rise of American jobs being shipped overseas."

Kenco is looking for a Java Developer

From: Rod-Lists 
The job is posted on Linkedin.

Fwd: Great Developer Opportunity in Kennesaw, GA

From: gary hasty 
If anyone is looking for such

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chuck Shirley 
Date: Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Subject: Great Developer Opportunity in Kennesaw, GA
To: GaryHasty 

Hi Gary!

I am a recruiter here at CyberCoders who specializes in placing Developer
candidates as well as similar positions in Kennesaw, GA and other locations

I am emailing you in case you think you would be a great fit for the
position listed below.  Please check out the link and apply if you are
interested in hearing more about the job.  :)

Also - If you refer a friend I end up placing at any of my open jobs, I
will give you an iPad for the referral!

This position is for a Developer in Kennesaw, GA.

*For more details on this job or to apply simply visit CyberCoders:*


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OT: Need MacPro...Cheap

From: Phil Sieg 
Looking for an early 2008 or newer MacPro. Must be able to run 10.10 (Yosemite). This is the 3,1 model or newer.

Anybody got one they want to unload?

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

[OT] Job Posting

From: Benjamin Stewart 
Astec Industries, the company I work for, is searching for candidates for
an IT Help Desk position here in Chattanooga. It's mostly a Windows shop,
but we do use Linux occasionally where we can. Our IT department is a small
team, so there's lots of room to learn new skills, and every day is

Send resumes to

HR speak follows:

Nonprofit needs a desktop

From: David White 
I'm not going to be at the swap meet on Sunday, but if anyone wants the old
32-bit half-rack rackable system I bought off Aaron a few years ago (comes
with 2 drives), then hit me up. I'd take some dumb switches and/or 1-2
older managed switches for it....

I have a client that needs a PC for light-weight use (email, building a
resume, and searching for jobs).

The plan is to put Ubuntu on it. It'll be at a shelter for the residents to
use, and we'll even be configuring it so they can't go to any social media
websites, etc...

The old PC is running XP, is laden with viruses, and has 512mb of RAM. I
told the client it wasn't even worth me fixing that one, and that I'd see
what I could do about finding them a replacement machine.

Anyone willing to donate anything?

- David

David White
Founder & CEO

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