Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Heartbleed, Ubuntu 12.04 and some Java HTTP Client is a bad combo

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Oh my, after having discovered that my employer was vulnerable to the heartbleed bug I quickly ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade on some Ubuntu 12.04 systems. Problem solved… not so fast, suddenly a lot of services communicating with us stopped understanding what we were returning over SSL.... Read More

KVM Virtual Machine Guest With Static Dedicated IP Setup

Monday, February 24th, 2014

First of all, this walk through pertains to Ubuntu 12.04 and assumes that your hosting company or ISP is able and willing to assign an extra static IP to an arbitrary hwaddress/mac on your host machine.... Read More

Enabling and Using Ubuntu Backports in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Make sure you have the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list: deb precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse... Read More

Grey Reuben – a GTK3, GTK2, Metacity and Unity Theme

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

So this weekend I finally had enough of the GTK2 vs GTK3 theme discrepancies. Up until now I’ve resorted to simply do the default Radiance theme combined with the Metacity part of Reuben.... Read More

How to Set Up a Network of VirtualBox VMs

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Update: keep the CPU settings to one CPU and RAM usage to below 4GB to avoid issues with the virtual network cards. And make sure you comment the bind-address line in your my.cnf for inter-network database interaction.... Read More

PulseAudio Volume Control Buttons not Working and the Fix

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I’m currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and for the first time PulseAudio seemed to be working flawlessly.... Read More

New Machine and Being Stuck in Linux Theming Hell

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Oh Jesus, where to start?... Read More

MySQL Slave Replication in 6 Quick Steps

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Update: Apparently the master connection info gets cached in /var/lib/mysql/ so whenever you change the settings in my.cnf you need to remove it before you restart mysql.... Read More

DKIM with Postfix – My Multiple Site Setup

Monday, December 31st, 2012

I honestly can’t remember where I originally got my setup from. This is a pretty good tutorial though.... Read More

Routing to virtual localhost sites on LAN devices with Squid in Ubuntu

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

I just got an 4th gen iPad to test mobile sites with. Unfortunately there is no proper jailbreak for it yet so editing the hosts file on the machine itself was out of the question.... Read More