After adding some upgrades for icanhazip.
If you use DRBD on Fedora 18, there’s a new client tools package on its way to the stable repositories.
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This year was my first opportunity to attend the RSA Conference and I learned an unbelievable amount inside and outside the sessions.
This year’s RSA Conference was full of very useful content but the most useful session for me was a peer to peer discussion regarding BYOD on mobile devices.
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The feature requests for icanhazip.
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It’s that time of year again:
I’ve been a big fan of the GPGTools suite for Mac for quite a while but I discovered some neat features when right-clicking on a file in Finder today.
My new role has caused me to look at information security in a different way.
Although the X1 Carbon has a much better looking display than the T430s, it still looked a bit washed out when I compared it to other monitors right next to it.
UPDATE: I’ve found a better configuration via another X1 Carbon user and there’s a new post with all the details.
Ever since I saw QuickSilver for the first time, I’ve been hooked on quick application launchers.
This is my 500th post on this blog!
Python’s virtual environment capability is extremely handy for situations where you don’t want the required modules for a particular python project to get mixed up with your system-wide installed modules.
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The biggest gripe I have about my Android phone is that the Bluetooth connectivity is very finicky with my car.
I’m still quite pleased with my Samsung Galaxy SIII but there are some finicky Bluetooth issues with my car that I simply can’t figure out.
I had a peculiar situation today where I cloned a repository into a directory which was inside another repository.
This post covers the second half of my experience moving back to a Linux desktop but I figured it was a good opportunity to focus on the ThinkPad T430s itself as well as the Lenovo ordering experience.
Troy Toman delivered a great keynote this morning about OpenStack and how Rackspace uses it:
Although I’ve been exclusively using a Mac for everything but servers since about 2008, I found myself considering a move back to Linux on the desktop after seeing how some people were using it at LinuxCon.
Automating package updates in CentOS 6 is a quick process and it ensures that your system receives the latest available security patches, bugfixes and enhancements.
After getting Android-envy at LinuxCon, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and ditch my iPhone 4 for a Samsung Galaxy S III.
I was sitting at my desk yesterday when I saw a tweet from @LinuxFoundation:
After a recent issue I had with some users in the Puppy Linux forums, I thought it might be prudent to write a post about how to monitor and protect your reputation online.
A forum thread cropped in my inbox today from the Puppy Linux forums titled “Major Hayden?
If you install vpnc via MacPorts on OS X, you’ll find that you have no openssl support after it’s built:
Vitalie Cherpec contacted me back in May about his new hosted DNS offering, Luadns.
Connecting to an OpenStack Swift instance that is using swauth for authentication is quite easy within Cyberduck on the Mac.
Although GRUB 2 does give us some nice benefits, changing its configuration can be a bit of a challenge if you’re used to working with the original GRUB for many, many years.
LVM snapshots can be really handy when you’re trying to take a backup of a running virtual machine.
This problem came up in conversation earlier this week and I realized that I’d never written a post about it.
If you try to run Xen without libvirt on Fedora 17 with SELinux in enforcing mode, you’ll be butting heads with SELinux in no time.
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Thursday has felt like the busiest, most jam-packed day of the week.
Wednesday was action-packed with dramatic keynotes and great sessions.
I’m on my way to my first Red Hat Summit and I’m really eager to learn some new things, meet new people, and share my experiences with others.
Anyone who has been a system administrator for even a short length of time has probably used traceroute at least once.
The feedback from my last lengthy post (Lessons learned in the ambulance pay dividends in the datacenter) about analogies between EMS and server administration was mostly positive, so I decided to do it again!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Twitter and OpenStack.
While working on multiple nova (OpenStack Compute) environments at Rackspace, I found myself thrashing between multiple terminal windows where I had exported environment variables for python-novaclient to use.
After I wrote a post about my kickstart update for Fedora 17, I asked if anyone wanted a XVA export of a working Fedora 17 instance.
While cleaning up a room at home in preparation for some new flooring, I found my original documents from when I first became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Texas.
I was glad to see the Fedora 17 Final is declared GOLD!
Kristóf Kovács has a fantastic post about some lesser-known Linux tools that can really come in handy in different situations.
It’s been a few years since I started a little project to operate a service to return your IPv4 and IPv6 address.
You’ve probably noticed that the blog has slowed down a bit recently.
I originally wrote this post for the Rackspace Blog but I decided to post it here in case some of my readers might have missed it.
My quest to get better at Python led me to create a new project on GitHub.
I found myself stuck in a particularly nasty situation a few weeks ago where I had two git branches with some commits that were mixed up.
A fellow Racker showed me httpry about five years ago and I’ve had in my toolbox as a handy way to watch HTTP traffic.