Is This The Most Important Script You’ll Ever Write?

Since my first IT job ever, I’ve taken part in a tradition started by the guy I was replacing. A tradition known to us as escape.pl, and something people in my local Linux Administrator community have kept with for well over a decade now. The Most Important Script You’ll Ever Write? The first time I […]

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Yum Couldn't Fork Cannot Allocate Memory

yum error: Couldn’t fork Cannot allocate memory

I’ve been doing some awesome things to a new VM for work, namely installing CouchDB, Apache and running Node.JS apps along side a WordPress plugin using Angular.JS. It’s pretty cool. But computer’s are dicks so when it came down to installing Monit to ensure everything was lovely I got the following error: Couldn’t fork %pre(monit-5.5-1.el6.rf.x86_64): […]

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The Albert Burger – Best Burger in Brighton?

It’s rare that I’m genuinely in shock and awe of something, but that’s how I felt last night in The Albert, down under Brighton train station! The menu came with a crazy amount of options, so for the burger I added bacon and cheese and for the chips, thick cut rather than skinny and chilli […]

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Adsense 2014 April Fools

Adsense 2014 April Fools

It’s nice to see that idimmu.net doesn’t just have a global audience but a solar system wide audience too! 62.% of my site’s earnings come from Europa, thanks for the heads up, Google and happy April fools to you guys too

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Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I’m slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it’s still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and shiny one. Which has 2 new 3TB HDDs in RAID 1, which are syncing.. cat /proc/mdstat md3 : active raid1 sda4[0] sdb4[1] 1847478528 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU] [>....................] resync = 0.1% […]

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authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

Earlier today I was setting up a brand new server for a migration and just as I was typing scp .ssh/authorized_keys2 my brain went and asked a question.. What is the difference between authorized_keys and authorized_keys2? I’ve been working with Linux for well over a decade and some of my practices stem from things I […]

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do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found

My HTPC is almost appliance like, in the way I never upgrade it, i.e. this morning it was still running Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal… It’s also not very appliance like in that it’s also full of random development stuff that probably shouldn’t be on it as well as several different types of databases, my backup […]

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Beer Bread Recipe

Honey Beer Bread

I gave up drinking 3 months ago, but still have a fridge full of beer which I didn’t want to pour down the sink, so I decided to make something with it. I found My Fridge Food, which is an awesome little site that will take the contents of your fridge and cupboards and suggest […]

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Google Is Becoming Less Relevent

Google Is Becoming Less Relevant

Back in September Google released it’s new Hummingbird algorithm, apparently affecting 90% of search queries, as it strives for greater accuracy and more relevant results. Aimed at ‘conversational searches’, like what is the best cake? rather than simple terms such as best cake. (when is the last time you made a search request like that?) […]

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how to take control of another computer

How To Take Control Of Another Computer

There are several things to think about when taking control of another computer, the Operating System running on it, the speed of your network connection and the tools you have at your disposal. How To Take Control Of Another Computer Operating System There are 3 main choices of Operating system that the computer you want […]

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