For work I was migrating an old undocumented reverse proxy configuration from 2.0 to 2.2. It contained some old perl scripts nobody understood and some strange bits here an there. Long story short I started from scratch. I ran into the usual problems like redirects and hyperlinks being broken if they use full self referencingContinue reading Reverse Proxy and Hyperlinks
I bought myself an Acer Aspire V5-571G, to replace my aging netbook. I ended up going for Acer’s low-end ultrabook because it was only around 35 EUR more expensive than a AMD Fusion netbook, it comes with and i3 with IGP and an additional GPU. So bang for buck it was a clear winner. IContinue reading Acer Aspire V5-571G
I teased you all a while ago with my XMonad configuration. My Raspberry Pi and some other personal things have occupied my free time recently so I have not done any thing worth posting. So I finally took the time to wrap and tidy it up. I decide to switch to XMonad because I recentlyContinue reading XMonad
I’ve been wanting to write about this for a bit. I usually VPN (to the gateway at home) for surfing when roaming. This also gives me access to my shellbox and with my ssh key. You can usually connect to port 443 (https) on most networks, even those that force you to use a socksContinue reading Tunneling over ICMP
Someone just asked what desktop environment I use. He didn’t like the new Gnome. Those who know me well enough, will know I use a mac for my primary workstation. So I’m using aqua as my primary desktop environment. I do run a lot of linux but none have xorg installed with the exception ofContinue reading What desktop environment do I use?
Last year I switched from a Lowepro Voyager C strap to a BlackRapid RS-Sport. I like this combo a lot, especially if I’m only carrying my Camera and not much else. However I recently Purchased a Crumpler Messenger Boy Stripes 8000 as my new smaller camera bag to take with me on my trips. IContinue reading M-Plate Pro by CustomSLR
While looking for a replacement for my Lowepro SlingShot. I was unable to find something that I liked and would work for me in their selection. My local camera store recommended the Crumpler Messenger Boy 8000, after a long search I finally found a place where I could order it. I found the color selectionContinue reading Crumpler Messenger Boy 8000
While on Linux you sometimes have to pick between apples and pears (Oranges being just a bit too different). Picking an Illumos distribution is more like picking dark or brown chocolate. I’m currently using OpenIndiana and I’m overall very happy with it. However I have some issues with OI, being that KVM is more orContinue reading Which Illumos distribution do I use?
Here is a quick post on how to update a IPKG based zone on OpenIndiana and other Illumos based distributions. You cannot do this from withing the zone itself but this has to be done form the global zone. When the zone is re-attached it will be update. So the zone will be down forContinue reading Updating a IPKG Zone
I’ve been on the lookout for a bash replacement for a while. After seeing a small discussion about ksh and the closed and open implementation in #illumos, my interest got reinvigorated. After playing with both csh, ksh and zsh for a while, zsh clearly won. I won’t bore you with the details of how thisContinue reading Z shell