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): […]
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 […]
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
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 sdb4 1847478528 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU] [>....................] resync = 0.1% […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?) […]
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 […]
We’re using an old version of Upstart, on Centos, to manage stopping and starting our Node.js daemons, and one of the things the script does, like any good deamon, is change the user of the deamon process from root to something more applicable, security and all that The scripts look a little like this !upstart […]
- Creating A Local and HTTP RedHat Yum Repository October 20, 2009
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- Tomcat HelloWorld Servlet with Eclipse March 11, 2009
- Income Report February 2013 March 5, 2013
- monit: error connecting to the monit daemon March 28, 2013
- yum error: Couldn’t fork Cannot allocate memory July 23, 2014
- The Albert Burger – Best Burger in Brighton? April 9, 2014
- Adsense 2014 April Fools April 1, 2014
- Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds March 26, 2014
- authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2 March 26, 2014
- Volusion Review June 19, 2013
About The Author
Arrogant, narcissistic and imperatively logical. I first started coding in the mid 80s on an Amstrad 6128, entering games found in the back of Amstrad Action.
After watching Hackers and falling in love with Angelina Jolie I installed Slackware 2.0 on a P200 in 1997and spent the next 6-7 years studying computery things at various colleges and universities.
Several years later I can now be found in an office premises by day sat in front of a Macbook, using a Windows VM to manage Linux servers, or in a field by night, fire dancing and holding pyrotechnics casually in my hands whilst they explode.
Occasionally I write code.