Posted: 2012-04-12

Struggling again to get a decent amount of entropy on a headless squeeze server. rng-tools + /dev/urandom wasn't working (and feels wrong too) randomsound needs a soundcard entropy key would have to…

Posted: 2012-04-11

My ReadyNAS (pro 6) had suddenly been set to 1992. It seems that the NTP servers (FrontView > System > Clock) that I had time-a.netgear.com and time-c.netgear.com were way off base. I set them to the…

Posted: 2012-04-11

Was getting the error Luckily I found that someone had already done the work :) http://mrexception.blogspot.com/2011/12/make-nexus-startup-script-lsb-compliant.html From that post - add the following…

Posted: 2012-01-31

Have been seeing segmentation faults coming from "drush cron" runs recently. Seems that the issue is related to a conflict between the curl and pgsql php components. On debian - the php cli config…

Posted: 2012-01-03

I always forget where this file is located - so just as a reminder ;) To find the current JAVA_HOME for the current user (set by java preferences) run: Details from http://developer.apple.com/library…

Posted: 2011-10-11

In munin 1.4 the number of plugins for postgres has increased. They are all based on the same perl module - Munin::Plugin::Pgsql Many of them allow for suffixing the database name to the symlink in…

Posted: 2011-10-02

Update - 2014-04-16 As pointed out in the comments below - mkvmerge --split now has a chapters option I have no idea how long that option has been there - but it certainly makes life a lot easier…

Posted: 2011-09-08

Just been looking at the usage of the iPhone/iPad app for this year's JavaZone for the actual conference days. Yesterday (day 1) we had 820 users Today (day 2) we had 716 Over the two days - the app…

Posted: 2011-09-03

Finally got around to upgrading my OpenDS 2.2.0 to OpenDJ 2.4.3. Clean upgrade - just followed the OpenDJ wiki. Only change I had to make was from to Rebuilding the dn2id index only left the sync…

Posted: 2011-08-16

Getting rvm rubies to compile with the rvm packages isn't turning out that easy. First off - you need to get XCode for Lion installed from the App Store (even if you upgraded from Snow Leopard - Lion…

Posted: 2011-08-15

Came across this on Pro Git 7.2 Customizing Git Git Attributes You can use git attributes to allow for customized diff of binary files. My current additions to my global git config are Then in…

Posted: 2011-08-13

Since installing Lion and running two machines in parallel - Lion and Snow Leopard I was getting errors connecting to gmail/google apps IMAP - it kept throwing an incorrect password error. Finally…

Posted: 2011-08-10

I've been annoyed about this for a long time. Forms that simply reject e-mail addresses with a + in them (perfectly valid according to the standards/RFC's - see RFC 2822 3.2.4 Atom - definition of…

Posted: 2011-05-27

I'd found a lot of info on the net about using symlinks to allow iMovie to see network disks, but this always seemed like too much of an effort. So this blog post was a real nice find. Short form…

Posted: 2011-05-13

Update See CalDAV/CardDAV for info on switching to a CalDAV/CardDAV setup. Original Post Setting up calendars to sync from google apps to iOS turned out to be harder than I expected. I had already…

Posted: 2011-04-10

Backlog too deep errors running PDFKit on heroku Running PDFKit on heroku kept giving Backlog too deep errors in the logs. This error occurs when there are not enough dynos (think threads) available…

Posted: 2011-04-02

By convention I use an rvm gemset per project - named after the directory that the project lives in. For example src/rails/foo would have gemset foo Since I switch a lot between machines - I always…

Posted: 2011-03-23

Update 2012-08-23 Thanks to a comment from Ryan (see comments below) I'm now aware that homebrew itself has a homebrew-dupes repo. https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-dupes From the README: Just brew…

Posted: 2011-03-16

This is something that has long irritated. Websites that use form validation or similar that rejects e-mail with a + sign in the left part. Background Why would you want to? Well - quite a lot of e…

Posted: 2011-03-08

After update from virtualbox 3.x to 4.x the scroll wheel of my mouse stopped working - just behaved as a three button mouse. Newer versions of debian no longer have an xorg.conf file - since it's not…