Ipmitool Chassis Power Off

Power cords for Lenovo System x Servers

There was recently this cute comic that was makings its rounds on my newsfeed, about how you should use SIGTERM instead of SIGKILL. It seems to come from Daniel Stori on DZone, posted on 1st April this year. Well, I’ve got something even more murderous than SIGKILL. I’ll use an IPMI command, and you’ll do it like so: $ ipmitool chassis…

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Making Of A Techie’s WordPress Site

Lenovo System x Servers

I’ve been running my WordPress blog for about 9 years. During this time, there have been many changes, both front-facing ones as well as the underlying technical bits. As a techie, I like to build and tweak those underlying layers. This post is a sort of a status update of how this blog site is currently setup. There’s been a lot of changes…

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Facebook Taking Over Publishers’ Content

Facebook Instant Articles

Earlier this month, Facebook made their new Instant Articles feature available to all publishers. In a nutshell, when a content publisher puts an article on Instant Articles, users browsing Facebook using its mobile app can see that article from inside the Facebook app itself, without being sent to an external browser app. If you are browsing this article on the mobile…

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TP-Link Neffos C5 Review

TP-Link Neffos C5

TP-Link, the company you’re probably already familiar with for the networking gear they make, earlier this year announced their new venture into the Android smartphone market under a new brand, Neffos. They have three launch products, the Neffos C5L, C5 and C5 Max, and the former two will be available for sale in Singapore at the end of this month. I have…

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NTA Just Cares For Themselves

Taxi stand

The National Taxi Association (NTA) is an association that represents taxi drivers. If there is some threat to taxi drivers, of course, it’s the NTA’s job to protect them. Let’s just forgive their executive adviser Ang Hin Kee. The remarks he makes about Grab and Uber, it’s just what he has to do. We’ve heard him, so now lets move on. Let’s hope…

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Reminder To SMRT: Claw At Root Cause

SMRT Train

SMRT’s investigation of the fatal accident on 22nd March has concluded that failure to follow key safety procedures led to the deaths of two SMRT employees. I think most of us have pretty much reached that conclusion ourselves, as soon as sufficient details of the accident had been made known, over a month ago. Thank you for stating the obvious. According…

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UAG Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Urban Armor Gear for Galaxy S7 Edge

If you’ve gotten yourself the latest flagship from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, perhaps you might also be looking to get some protection for this pricey gadget. There’re plenty of options out there. Urban Armor Gear is probably one of those you’re considering, or at least it should be, unless svelteness is more important to you than ruggedness. Urban Armor…

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Celebrate By Keeping Quiet


It’s funny how things can come back to bite us, and yes that also happens to me, so before I go on, I’m making sure that I’m touching lots of wood. Checked. Table is made of wood. This is about how Transport Minister Mr Khaw Boon Wan jinxed the MRT after celebrating his 100-days of no-break-down milestone. On Tuesday, Mr…

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GP FP05M 5000 mAh Power Bank

GP Power Bank

You’ve probably heard about GP rechargeable batteries. Did you know they make power banks too? The battery experts for over 50 years, GP Batteries had last month launched their F-Series FP05M 5000 mAh PowerBank, as well as other new additions to their PowerBank and Smart On-The-Go product lineup. Here’s a quick review of the FP05M PowerBank. Key highlights across the new F-series PowerBanks…

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Man Who Deleted Company Was A Hoax

StorageTek 6100 Storage Array

A few days I shared this story, as did many others on the Internet, about how a man accidentally deleted his company. It’s quite unbelievable, not not altogether impossible. Indeed, some had speculated it to be not legit. It has finally emerged that it wasn’t real, but was simply part of a viral marketing scheme. So now the truth has emerged,…

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