MacOSX Strives to be more rigthteous than the next bloke:
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Wed 10 September 2008
Filed under Politics
OpenVZ can have various heinous problems with udev. Most often, you cannot enter the VZ from the admin, and you cannot connnect via SSH.
beast / # vzenter 51enter into VE 51 failed Unable to open pty: No such file or directory
In Fedora you can make a simple change to /etc ...Read More
You have to give Microsoft credit. They were 66% correct. That's about 150% better than normal. Seriously. Todays fun is imported from the land of broken-wmi-crap.
After the super-exciting side affect of an asshat package manager, a Microsoft standard-issue-busted-software problem has cropped up:
Event Type: Error Event ...
I hate Microsoft. I truly do. These assholes are simply unbelievable. I cannot articulate the fury and frustration which I feel at this moment. Seriously. The insanity of whatever policy drives them is beyond the measure of intelligent people.
I cannot write a scathingly witty post about overcoming them. I ...Read More
I love flac files, and I always rip my CDs in EAC - straight to FLAC. The problem is that a couple months ago I was transfering some of my older music to my MacBook and I discovered something awful. The horror known as iTunes doesn't grok Flac. I failed ...Read More
There are a ton of articles, esp from Microsoft, regarding moving SQL Server data and log files. After our storage expansion we wanted to move the data and logs for several databases, all of which participated in replication by one means or another.
I didn't find any articles specifically ...Read More
Most people think that bash.org is just a collection of useless quotes. IRC is a seething underbelly of stupidity and intellectual mayhem. However, it appears that that the vacant stares actually assist in the discovery of blinding insights.Read More
Why is it that normal people don't run more successful projects? See this ticket regarding Paludis. Paludis is a C++ replacement for Portage. Portage is a squirrels nest and even though the ebuild system is pretty nice, portage itself is pretty lame.
In the interest of fairness, I ...
I am having more and more problems with OpenDNS. I have dropped it's
usage at my house, and I am dropping it all my business locations.
Your "website is down thing" is not only a huge pain in the ass, but
it's generally wrong.
1 in 10 are ...Read More
We were messing w/ Postfix and Cyrus IMAPD today. Our prime goal was making a sensical approach to authenticating against a PostgreSQL-based directory. LDAP (OpenLDAP and FDS) based tools sucks for most people. Using native-box-auth is actually quite messy. The mail data cannot be easily associated with the users. You ...Read More
In order to get Ahsay working behind and SSL proxy which passes traffic to port 80, you have to modify your conf/server.xml and set a few settings on ol' Nginx.
Add to your server.xml, non-SSL connector declaration
scheme="https" secure="false" proxyPort="443" redirectPort="443"
nginx config ...Read More
The only people on the planet interested (consciously) in worshiping and serving lower forms of life are PETA wackos. However, the folks at Verizon want you to know something: When you call them, you are on equal footing with machines. Call with any problem: New service, old service, complaint, billing ...Read More
Turbogears lacks init scripts, and if you use it long enough you will long for them. The Ashbyte crew hacked up something quick and dirty. They aren't much, but they'll save time for Gentoo users.
The main difficulty is the child processes that TG spawns when running with ...Read More
If you have to work in networks with any Windows products, coupled with MSDE or SQL Express you will eventually run into memory consumption problems. Apparently no GUI interface deals with it. I have seen numerous complaints on the Internet for sqlservr.exe consuming loads of memory. Some psychos recommend ...Read More
Everyone needs a decent IP port forwarder, once in a while. Here are three great ones:
Thread-based, this is my most frequently used.
Async-Core - recently used when the threaded model wouldn't forward an ssh session (???)
Pinhole - another threaded implementation.
The Async-core version is clearly the hottest. It runs as ...Read More
I setup VMWare Server on Gentoo the other day. It was pretty much easy. After install, cleanup all the .vmware folders in various home directories. Assign users with priv's to the 'vmware' group.
gpasswd -a vmadmin vmware
Run the vmware-config.pl - Note the network numbers.
Network Setup ...
Listening is a diminishing skill in todays world. People are bombarded by ads and messages with such intensity that we develop our own ability to not hear. Dr Strangeloves 'CRM-114' discriminator is a picture of people in the modern world. The nasty side effects come mostly in interpersonal ways. We ...Read More
Microsoft, it seems, is a little lost. We have the brand-new much-advertised PowerShell - covered previously by me. At least, the first bad (e.g. name) part of it has. But why, oh the humanity, WHY doesn't the window have an easy cut'n'paste feature?
The tired and weak ...Read More
Microsoft is rife with people who pick terrible names. Let's look at some hits:
Note: There are lots of articles like this, but my is mine and it's special, damnit.
(or as I call it: the straw that broke the camel's back). Now everyone knows ...
There are a number of articles on removing Symantec AntiVirus silently. There is a link to thread on avoiding MSI uninstall reboots. There are good suggestions and some bad. Mostly it's simple. Cleaning up SAV w/o a prompt, password, or user-required action is a little non-trivial.
Someone else ...Read More
Wed 10 October 2007
Filed under Blogs
Typo has seemed a little off lately. Last night I finally broke and upgraded. Typo 4.0.x => 4.1.1
pg_dump -U typouser -D typodb > 2007-10-09.typo.dump createdb -U pgsuper -U typoeuser -D typodbnew Welcome to psql 8.1.5, the PostgreSQL interactive terminal. Type: \copyright for ...
I have a Novatel EX720 Merlin EV-DO RevA PC-Express wireless card. It is actually a USB device that attaches via the PC slot. I use it with my MacBook Pro. When I purchased it, activation was unavailable from OS X. However, I was able to activate using Parallels. I booted ...Read More
Sat 24 February 2007
Filed under Sec.
I have been building OpenVZ kernels on Gentoo for a while now. Recently while attempting to build Openvz-sources-028.015 most of the VE options disappeared. I looked online but did not find anything. As usual, the OpenVZ folks recommend downloading the pre-packaged config.
Stymied by the online forums, (after about ...Read More
Show up to work on Wednesday, say December 7th, for instance. Notice that everything in the office is gone. What do you think next?
- a. Gee, I think that we were robbed. (Wait, the two expensive client-computers are still here).
- Gee, I think that the powers that be are firing ...
Cliff's Latest Post references some cool news about PostgreSQL. Namely this:
IT KICKS MYSQLs A** IN PERFORMANCE TERMS AS WELL. (as everything else - e.g. features, consistency, startup-options, configurability, etc.)
No doubt someone is going to argue that this has to do with use pattern/configuration/(insert excuse here ...Read More
I don't use Ruby much. I use PostgreSQL quite a bit. My blog pisses me off - lots of slow load times, lots of serious lag. Today, I did a "control-R" refresh in Firefox. Eleven (11) Seconds to load the page! It was awful.
Here is what I did....
- VACUUM ...