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1and1 dedicated server: change German language to English

Our 64-bit 1and1 Dedicated Server shipped with German as the default language on the CLI. Dead handy when you’re trying to troubleshoot…

See the comments section for a much more elegant solution to this problem.

I thought I’d found a solution by changing the Bash language but it broke some stuff (including yum) so I went back … Read more »

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Windows XP won’t hibernate: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API

After upgrading my laptop to 1.5GB of RAM, it began to frequently refuse to Hibernate, giving an error message in the system tray reading: “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API”.
Digging around, I found this Microsoft Knowledgebase article, along with a patch, which, insanely, isn’t available on Windows Update. Grr!
It seems the problem is … Read more »

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Windows XP won’t hibernate: Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API

After upgrading my laptop to 1.5GB of RAM, it began to frequently refuse to Hibernate, giving an error message in the system tray reading: “Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API”.
Digging around, I found this Microsoft Knowledgebase article, along with a patch, which, insanely, isn’t available on Windows Update. Grr!
It seems the problem is … Read more »

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Use of “former” and “latter”

Does this bug anyone else?
Whilst reading up on IPsec at Wikipedia, I came across this:
IPsec is implemented by a set of cryptographic protocols for (1) securing packet flows and (2) internet key exchange. Of the former, there are two:
I want to learn about IPsec. I don’t want to be hindered by having to read back … Read more »

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Use of “former” and “latter”

Does this bug anyone else?
Whilst reading up on IPsec at Wikipedia, I came across this:
IPsec is implemented by a set of cryptographic protocols for (1) securing packet flows and (2) internet key exchange. Of the former, there are two:
I want to learn about IPsec. I don’t want to be hindered by having to read back … Read more »