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Ubuntu 14.04 on Utilite Pro

To the chase… It took me a long time to find this, but someone’s made a guide for building Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch for the Utilite. But better still, they’ve included a dropbox location to fetch images from.

Here’s the URL to the build guide.

Here’s the URL to the download directory.

For installation, I’m ripping-off the Arch installation instructions here.

The key step of the installation process I kept pulling up that guide to confirm I’m recalling correctly is: bsdtar -xpf ArchLinuxARM-utilite-latest.tar.gz -C root

Dear Diary: Running Trac and upgrading to Ubuntu Server 14.04

I’m a fairly heavy user of trac. I’ve got various software projects I organize using trac. I decided to upgrade one of my Ubuntu 12.04 servers to Ubuntu 14.04 and of course ran in to the typical apache2 headaches that are born out of this particular transition.

After remembering to rename my virtual host files with .conf extensions (I find that change annoying as hell on its own), I kept running aground with an Internal Server Error message to which I couldn’t even find a hint in my logs, even after cranking up the verbosity.

 

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SIGH

Continue reading Dear Diary: Running Trac and upgrading to Ubuntu Server 14.04

Dear Diary: USB 3.0 on my MacBook

Here’s the tale of getting USB 3.0 working in a tolerable regard on my 17″ MacBook Pro.

In short, it cost me about $10 and I had to install a custom, but generic kext to enable USB 3.0. Thankfully, all the heavy lifting was done for me by people with far more free time (lucky freaks).

Here’s a visual of my final result:

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So come along with me on my tale of computery enhancement.

Continue reading Dear Diary: USB 3.0 on my MacBook

OSX Home, End, Pg Up, Pg Down

Home, End, Pg Up and Pg Down, keys I use like a crazy-person. And yet, for reasons probably designed to break my mind and will, Apple opted for a fairly different and totally varying use for these keys. I wager it’s some sort of nod to super old-school Unix practices. Nevertheless, I’ve ripped out some hair over this and had many brief returns to Linux for my desktop platform over it.

Anyway, mainly for my own purposes, here’s the solution that ended up meeting my needs: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/26930/how-can-i-achieve-page-up-and-page-down-in-os-x/123160#123160

Add RSYNC to VMware ESXi 5.x

I’ve recently sufficiently mastered rsync to use it everywhere, constantly.

ESXi doesn’t have rsync bundled, cause you know, when 16GB flash drives cost $8, you need to keep your hypervisor footprint down to a few MB? I dunno.

Anyway, here’s where to download a build of rsync that’ll work on there: http://damiendebin.net/blog/2013/12/06/esxi-5-dot-1-and-rsync/

I just SCPed the file over in to my /opt/ and then symlinked it in to my path.