Posted: 2007-01-15

I use the java-package make-jpkg to install java JVM's. I have mostly used sun's JVM's up to now. I wanted to easily switch between them (which the alternatives mechanism handles well) but also to…

Posted: 2007-01-07

To upgrade a site from drupal 4.7 to 5.0: I have several sites running drupal 4.7 that will want to be upgraded to 5.0 - here's how I'm thinking of approaching it. Mostly culled from a Lullabot video…

Posted: 2006-12-26

I needed to get both my Mac machines (mac mini intel and macbook pro) to be included in the amanda backup I run. I could have tried going via samba - but the following page works exactly as advertised…

Posted: 2006-12-19

I have two servers running debian sarge (stable). Etch is nearly ready to go stable (in hard freeze) so I decided to test the upgrade on the least important box. This box has apache, samba, gnump3d…

Posted: 2006-12-08

I have most of my debian boxes using lvm2. On one (sadly my main server I was getting): but everything seemed to be working. So - I ran vgscan. This stated that there was a problem on /dev/hdd. Well…

Posted: 2006-12-07

The following dialog appeared when I got to work this morning (where I connect via wired ethernet rather than wifi). I feel that someone has not really understood the concept of wifi security:

Posted: 2006-11-17

Just a quick note. If you configure the mac's HTTP proxy under network system settings to point to a squid server on your local network - then whatsmyip.net et al return your internal IP (in my case a…

Posted: 2006-11-16

The USB Synlogy print server works just fine with Windows. The documentation states that it can only print to a Postscript printer from Mac OS X. The HP 1015 LaserJet is sadly not a postscript printer…

Posted: 2006-11-16

Two machines - a MB Pro and a Mac Mini. One printer - an HP 1015 LaserJet. It doesn't seem to be listed in the standard drivers - but with a little help from linuxprinting it will work. Head to http…

Posted: 2006-11-10

For details on how to use /etc/hosts on Mac OS X - see http://kb.doit.wisc.edu/middleware/page.php?id=4506

Posted: 2006-11-10

Drupal 5 is now in beta. Not all the third party modules are converted yet. Track here: http://drupal.org/node/82257

Posted: 2006-11-08

To add a .mac mail account to a P990i. With the flap open: First - get to the correct configuration: go to Control Panel then Messaging then E-Mail Accounts then the New Button Now - fill out Finally…

Posted: 2006-11-04

The changes from this post about the S700i also work for the P990i (the string is P900). To collect it in one place - this is taken from http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2005073112474611…

Posted: 2006-10-22

After trying to run both Taxonomy Access and Simple Access - and finding that this didn't play well together (drupal 5 is supposed to be able to handle this better) the taxonomy access details were…

Posted: 2006-09-13

iTunes7 can grab artwork from the iTMS store for ripped CDs. All well and good - but something is odd with the algorithm to decide which artwork. Take for example Queen Greatest Hits. If you click on…

Posted: 2006-08-17

For a long while this site has been running a combination of wordpress with embedded gallery2 (using the wpg2 plugin). On wednesday the process of migrating it to drupal again with gallery2 embedded…

Posted: 2006-07-14

Mail.app wouldn't stop asking about the certificates. So: Remove any instances of them from Keychain Access Try to get mail - when told about the certificate choose View certificate and drag the icon…

Posted: 2006-07-14

I was using courier-imap and courier-pop until today. I've just installed the -ssl versions of both. At install they both create a certificate for localhost based in New York. This doesn't work unless…

Posted: 2006-07-10

Been using autofs to automount nfs for a long time - but it suddenly stopped working. Only thing in the logs was an "unable to mount" error. The problem was that auto.net in /etc was no longer…

Posted: 2006-07-04

Useful article on keyboard shortcuts for safari - I'll forget it if I don't add it here :) http://macsupport.ca/2005/12/31/undocumented-safari-keyboard-shortcuts/