Modernist Rillette

I had a guest on sunday and we usually sit there talking all day. Even if you're sitting all day you need an occasional snack to gorge on. My eyes were set on the Rillette from Modernist Cuisine. So on saturday I went to the butcher. I explained to him that I wanted beef shank. After I assured him that I wanted to cook the meet for at least an hour, he handed me two very nice slices ox shank. MC calls for molten tallow to be added to a…

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Recovering from a bothed LV resize

Two months ago a coworker of mine and me were taking an exam together. Everything seems to be going along smoothly, when 45 minutes into the exam the coworker starts to talk to the instructor, gesticulating wildly. I can overhear the instructor giving him two options: either figure it out or reset the machine to the beginning state. Now the exam was hands on. That is you have to setup service, test and debug on your machine. Out of the 150 minutes available he opted to reset at 45 minutes…

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Weißer Nougat

Thomas Kellers zugänglichstes Buch soll das Neueste sein: Bouchon Bakery. Ich habe gerade mein Exemplar bekommen und musste am selben Abend noch etwas ausprobieren. Nur was? Mein Auge ist auf den weißen Nougat gefallen. Im Zucker kochen besitze ich eine gewisse Routine, aber Vorsicht ist geboten, wenn man mit 145°C heißen Zutaten arbeitet. Weißer Nougat Wat? Auch bekannt als türkischer Honig. Benutzen Sie wie Keller vorschlägt Lavendelhonig, dann ist es eine Spezialität der Nord-Provence. Das Rezept hier ist vereinfacht, denn ich konnte so kurzfristig an jenem Abend weder Kakaobutter…

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Moving an LVM mirror log

Suppose you created an LVM mirror but your mirror log is on the wrong SAN device. SAN migration won't help you since these LUNs exist on different SAN machines altogehter. But how do you move the mirror log? Let's create an LVM mirror: Last login: Sat Nov 23 17:36:23 2013 [[email protected] ~]# ls /dev/sd* /dev/sda /dev/sdb [[email protected] ~]# pvcreate /dev/sda Writing physical volume data to disk "/dev/sda" Physical volume "/dev/sda" successfully created [[email protected] ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdb Writing physical volume data to…

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tcpnice & tcpkill

Have you ever thought about killing a particular TCP connection or just shaping that traffic down to acceptable levels? dsniff is a little collection of tools that were build for security analysis. They include two tools that I'm interested in: tcpnice and tcpkill. tcpkill is the easier tool to comprehend. It takes the following form: tcpkill -9 port 22 The -9 part is a severity specifier, the port 22 part is a tcpdump filter argument. Internally tcpkill uses libpcap to open a raw socket, listening to anything that passes the…

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