I was preparing some training materials on command line basics and got a bit sidetracked on the subject of shell built-ins vs standalone programs.Continue reading
Here's one way to set up a SSL reverse proxy to provide secure external access to your ArchiCAD teamwork projects. This is a good alternative for VPN if you don't have complete control over the endpoint. I haven't found any documentation from Graphisoft on this subject so unfortunately there's no ... Continue reading
Why Working in IT Sucks in 2017
Maybe it's just me, but is it really no longer possible to list all my jazz ARTISTS in #iTunes? #itunessux
Here's a complete tutorial on installing Nextcloud 12 on FreeBSD 11.1. pkg actually includes nextcloud12, but it uses PHP 5.6, MySQL and Apache - I would much rather use PHP 7.1, PostgreSQL and nginx.
When we're done, you'll have a production-ready (at least by most home-user standards) Nextcloud installation running ... Continue reading
Chat is great. It keeps internal company communications from clogging up our inboxes while at the same time improving user participation and engagement. It gives us status info and is perfect for sending around little bits of information (which, let's face it, is more and more what work is about ... Continue reading
Here's a short tutorial on how to upgrade your FreeBSD-based PostgreSQL installation from 9.3 to 9.6.Continue reading
The Guardian Is Cool
I was supposed to write this blog post almost 3 years ago. But then work happened.
Servo is my big Django app for managing an Apple Service. If your company services Apple hardware, then you need this (or something similar). It was released in late 2012 and is now being ... Continue reading
My Stove Goes to 11!
Here's how you can create your own little utility for copying the absolute POSIX path of any item selected in the Finder. Cooking time: 3 minutes, tops.
Installing the Python lxml module (3.2.5) on 10.9.1(13B42) seems to fail with the following error:
In file included from src/lxml/lxml.etree.c:314: /Users/filipp/myenv/build/lxml/src
"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost
Please spellcheck your phishing attempts, Appel.
It turns out the folks taping their iSight cameras aren't crazy after all. Check the research paper for the gory details.
Another thing I keep forgetting that Spotligiht does. Cmd-C will put the result to the clipboard.
Apple should put those buttons into Preview's default toolbar and also add corresponding Cmd-left/right arrow shortcuts. Just sayin'...
Computer Chess - a new movie by Andrew Bujalski. Looks promising.
My neighbours still can't take the hint...