Posted: 2016-01-11

Homebrew postgresql updated from 9.4.x to 9.5.x today.This meant that after update it wouldn't start because the database needed upgrading.I started with this article - which in summary would be:pg…

Posted: 2015-10-30

One of my switches died recently - an 8 port unmanaged gigabit switch.I thought that this time I'd get one that supports link aggregation (the synology NAS behind it could use it) and settled for…

Posted: 2015-06-16

Preparing for migration from debian wheezy to debian jessie and one of the packages I use is no longer supported.Denyhosts is something that I used to block incoming ssh attacks (it adds IP addresses…

Posted: 2015-01-29

Can't remember where I picked this up - but some handy aliases I use for setting java version (given that you have the required version installed):This handles picking the right version (1.6 from…

Posted: 2015-01-01

BackgroundSo - my iMac was misbehaving recently and diskutil stated that the disk needed repair.This is not usually so big an issue - boot to recovery - start diskutil and repair.However - this time…

Posted: 2014-10-21

I've been using ssmtp to provide outgoing mail to two machines. This provides a simple way to send mail out using gmail without having to have a running mail server. It had the restriction that you…

Posted: 2014-09-30

I've been running sSMTP as my mailer daemon for a long time using my google apps domain as mail server.The config for this was pretty simple - /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf:This has been working fine.Recently…

Posted: 2014-07-27

I dislike Chrome's custom print dialog - I always end up clicking the use system print dialog button.This kills Chrome's custom print dialogI'm guessing (haven't tried) that you can reset with one…

Posted: 2014-06-23

Some chat with @AdobeCare - see this update to the post. Still not solved thoughThis is an issue I've been having since my previous iMac and Lightroom4/Photoshop CS5.Photoshop simply can't open raw…

Posted: 2014-05-26

This weekend I updated puppet (master and agent) from 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 (this is on debian using the apt.puppetlabs.com repository).This filled my logs with the following error:So - something in a point…

Posted: 2014-05-02

I've been testing elasticsearch in a rails project recently - and stumbled on an issue with sorting.You see - elasticsearch returns the search results either sorted by score or by the sort order you…

Posted: 2014-04-02

I was looking for a chrome based site specific browser (SSB) for mac. This is similar to http://fluidapp.com/ but chrome based.I ended up using the shell script makeapp.sh - I used the version from…

Posted: 2014-01-28

There's plenty of information out there on how to set up the PATH variable for your local shell for OSX - it uses the same method as people are used to on linux - settings in your shell config files…

Posted: 2014-01-20

A small test of using travis-ci to build a github project and auto deploy it to heroku.Step 1 - A webappCreate your webapp. For this I created a simple hello world webapp (1 jsp) with a dummy test…

Posted: 2013-12-13

I have an issue getting a working puppet service config for ejabberd on debian.The init.d script supports the following options:So - it has restart but not status. That means setting hasstatus to…

Posted: 2013-10-26

I very very very rarely need a windows install for anything. However - today I needed to talk to something that only has a windows driver.This got me looking for ways to get a simple virtualized box…

Posted: 2013-08-14

I use two-step authentication for both my GMail and Google Apps accounts as well as dropbox.Up to now I've been using Google's iOS authenticator app - but this app has issues in iOS7It forgets…

Posted: 2013-08-10

I've had this site running drupal since august 2006 but over time I've reduced the modules in use to almost nothing. There's nothing on the site that needs to be dynamic any more.So I decided to…

Posted: 2013-05-25

Got a modern mac with a good nvidia graphics card but premiere and after effects won't use your GPU?All the details - http://www.vidmuze.com/how-to-enable-gpu-cuda-in-adobe-cs6-for-mac/Short form…

Posted: 2013-04-16

Norwegian BankID (used by most banks in Norway) uses a java applet for login.The current combination of java, mac osx 10.8.x, applets and BankID is a mess.Things to note:Java 1.6 from Apple removed…