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AMD Radeon VII – Hashcat Benchmark


I saw someone on Twitter asking for AMD Radeon VII Hashcat benchmarks, and as I have that graphics card at the moment I’ve done a quick test.

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Fixing VMware Virtual Machine Pvscsi Import Error

This quick post is aimed to help you fix the “Invalid target disk adapter type: pvscsi.” error that can occur when importing a virtual machine into a VMware virtualization product.

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How To Repair An AWS EC2 Instance Without Console

How To Repair AWS EC2 Instance

Recently while rebooting the web server that hosts this website in order to perform a kernel update I ran into a kernel panic on boot.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) do not seem to provide an interactive console for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, so I had to work out another way to fix the problem which I have documented here.

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Using 1tb of data on the NBN is harder than it seems

Using 1tb of data is harder than it seems – at least for the average user, or so I’ve found out over the last few months.

I used to think of myself as someone that does quite a bit of downloading, apparently I have been mistaken. A few months ago I moved into a new house with a fibre connection (on the NBN for you other Australian’s out there). This was intentional, if I was buying a house to live in for potentially a long time it needed to have this.

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The change to blank keyboard keycaps

For many years now I have been typing without actually looking at the keyboard, as I am sure most people are capable of doing. Recently I made the change to blank keyboard keycaps to see if it would really make much difference to me, and partially just for a bit of fun. In this post I’ll cover my experience since changing to blank keys.

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In the beginning, there was a post

Greetings human, I’m Jarrod and I currently work as a Systems Administrator in Australia at a web hosting company and it’s awesome. My interests are basically all things technology, computer and Internet related.

The purpose of this blog is for me to document most of the useful stuff that I learn, and hopefully that information will be of value to someone in the future. I may also post other nonsense at random I find interesting.

Ever look for something on the Internet only to not find the answer? Or even more frustratingly is when the only information you find is from someone with the same problem saying they have fixed it years ago with no further information on how they did so.

I have this on an almost daily basis, probably something to do with technology and software changing so frequently.

In any case I’m going to use this blog to post all that random coolness and if someone else gets something out of that, then that’s great.