Posted: 2008-07-30

I needed to generate a new certificate for glassfish's admin pages. Instead of using the normal OpenSSL self-signed certificate it was easier just to use the java keystore keytool Note the -keyalg RSA…

Posted: 2008-07-29

Version 2.0 and 2.1 (small bugfix release of 2.0) of the grails pastebin was released today. Features include: Codebase is now internationalized (i18n) User friendly URLs Links Running instance: http…

Posted: 2008-07-28

Version 1.0 of the grails pastebin was released today. Features include: Multiple language highlighting support Expiring pastes (optional) Links Running instance: http://dev.chrissearle.net/paste…

Posted: 2008-07-28

In the attached datetest.tar.gz demo app that shows date problem. Browse to .../datecheck/add and hit submit - it should allow the submit but it doesn't.

Posted: 2008-07-21

This is a copy of an article I have recently had published on www.debian-administration.org Imagine you have denyhosts installed and it is adding new attackers to /etc/hosts.deny. Wouldn't it be great…

Posted: 2008-07-11

UPDATE - progress - see end of article I have an openssl self-signed certificate for some websites. These are based on an openssl RSA key. I can use them successfully as client keys - but - it seems…

Posted: 2008-07-11

I have had jira and confluence running under tomcat 5.5.23 (behind apache over AJP13/modjk) for a while now. The aim is to migrate them over to glassfish (behind the same apache but with modproxy…

Posted: 2008-06-08

I have a working dns (bind9) and dhcpd running on my home lan. This adds dynamic dns updates from dhcpd to bind9. The following is mostly based on http://www.semicomplete.com/articles/dynamic-dns-with…

Posted: 2008-05-31

Given that the pom has a correctly configured scm tag section then it's just a case of finding the browsable file. Normally mercurial repo's are exposed using hgweb.cgi or hgwebdir.cgi. Not sure about…

Posted: 2008-05-28

The latest update to Mac OSX 10.5.3 now includes inbuilt google/address book synchronization. However - after updating and adding my login details for gmail to addressbook it just seemed to hang with…

Posted: 2008-05-27

Mercurial - like some other distributed version control systems works such that each developer has a full value repository - there is no real master other than by convention in a team. To set up your…

Posted: 2008-05-22

Why do most people use Load Time Weaving (LTW)? It requires replacing the javaagent/classloader of your JVM which can lead to all sorts of issues. Let's take a look at getting Compile Time Weaving…

Posted: 2008-05-22

I use a plugin to Aperture to send mail to gmail. It was failing due to a The plugin author (plugin home page) found the following utility: http://blogs.sun.com/andreas/entry/no_more_unable_to_find…

Posted: 2008-05-13

For more info on the debian security announcement see: http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2008/msg00152.html Server keys for this host have been updated - any ssh users may well need to…

Posted: 2008-05-07

Something to check out - new alpha from Opera: http://www.opera.com/products/dragonfly/

Posted: 2008-05-07

MySQL Server is Open Source, even Backup extensions

Posted: 2008-04-22

To enable compile time weaving of the spring aspects (spring-aspects.jar) in Intellij IDEA (I am using 7.0.3 - but I assume this to be similar for other versions): Install and enable the AspectJ…

Posted: 2008-04-08

I was having the issue that if clamav died (usually due to freshclam update taking too long) that exim4 would start temporary rejecting ALL mail. Here's a suggestion from Mike Cardwell on the exim…

Posted: 2008-04-05

I currently have an OpenBSD firewall running on an ancient 586. I have a mini-itx board, CF/IDE converter and a CF card and have been intending to upgrade. However - rather than OpenBSD I'm going to…

Posted: 2008-03-13

In Resize google map to show all points it shows how to rescale the map based on added overlays. But - it sometimes puts points a little too close to the top. The point is shown but since the icon has…