Posts Tagged ‘Computing’

Flask + GitLab OAuth

Monday, September 5th, 2016

I’m back. A lot of things have changed since I last wrote and one of that is my go-to language. Earlier today, I needed to write a simple Flask application using GitLab as the OAuth2 provider. I immediately turned to Flask-OAuth to do the job, but it keeps on failing with: SSLHandshakeError: [Errno 1] _ssl.c:510: […]

CrashPlan 3.5.3 Headless Upgrade

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

A headless installation of CrashPlan will fail when it tries to update itself. This short post assumes that you already have it setup and successfully running before, and is targeted only to help you save some time by identifying important files to copy. Running the installer again will also work, but we actually spend more […]

Inbox Zero: Gmail vs. Mailbox

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Mailbox is really cool for someone who has a lot of emails like me. It was worth the wait although I didn’t have to wait long (registered in the queue weeks ago). Have you been activated?

Build LFTP on Mac OS X Lion

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

If you’re a seasoned Linux SysAdmin, you’ll miss LFTP. It’s a really powerful FTP client. Yes, you can also install it using MacPorts or Fink but right now, this is much quicker for me. Here’s how I built LFTP 4.3.6 on my MacBook Pro. For the record, I’m on 10.7.3 Prerequisite: Apple developer tools (Xcode) […]

VirtueMart Custom Login Module in Joomla!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Here’s a short article on making a simple module to include on your Joomla! pages that displays login / logout links. I’m a Joomla! newbie so there might be better ways to accomplish this. I was helping a friend-client to accomplish redirection to the same page after logout. Here’s the basic code that you need […]

Leverage Browser Caching

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

In the previous post I wrote about enabling compression for your pages so that they would load faster to the visitor. Today I’m going to write about how you can make use of browser caching to save some bandwidth. Some people told me that their ISP or hosting provider requested that they upgrade the hosting […]

Let Apache Compress Your Website

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Website speed is one of the most important factor to make people like to visit more. In 2008, I wrote Compressing WordPress Output and this is done by adding one line to index.php The problem with that approach is that when you upgrade WordPress you have to manually add the line into index.php, and the […]

Sparrow and Shortmail

Friday, December 9th, 2011

I’ve been pushing the limits of my mid-2010 13″ MacBook Pro lately, running all sort of applications and leaving them running. There has been occasions where the machine will freeze while it struggles to schedule the CPU time to all of the applications. I use a lot of email, and by a lot I don’t […]

O2 Broadband. Customer Loyalty. Rewarded

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A friend living in the UK asked my opinion on which provider he should choose for his Internet needs. He showed me a few options and O2 Broadband is definitely the winner. I have heard about issues with customer support before but the truth is we’re all humans and we’re hard to be pleased. From […]

Shrinking VirtualBox Disk Images

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

On my MacBook Pro with minimal disk size (250GB) I had to install VirtualBox in order to run any kind of Windows, for emergency cases. I was able to install Windows Server 2008 in a 20GB dynamically expanding virtual disk image (VDI). A couple of months back I also made a clone of my HP […]

Good Bye MyBlogLog

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I have just received an email from Yahoo! announcing the end of MyBlogLog service. It’s going to be discontinued effective May 24, 2011. Nice of Yahoo! to give us some time before terminating it for good. However the link for help pages redirected me to this page: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ysm/ll/featured/index.html, which I think is a mistake because […]

Google Authenticator Rocks

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

OK, “Google Authenticator” is actually the name of the smartphone apps provided by Google. What is it all about? It’s two factor authentication similar to the ones banks use to authenticate users to log in or to perform transactions. Corporate users might also have the same security method using smart card or RSA SecurID to […]

Mac OS X: Modifying Stubborn Files Transferred From Windows

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This is related to the previous post, where I had a lot of checked out Subversion working copies in my disk. They came from a Windows machine I used before I bought myself a Mac. For your information, in a Subversion working copy, there will always be a hidden folder named .svn in each directory, […]

Starting Subversion Service on Demand in Mac OS X

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Since I moved to a new home I didn’t let my Linux servers run 24/7 so that I can save on electricity bills. It’s not so much about moving homes but it’s about the tariff increase. My 500W and 400W power supplies can easily reach the max usage of around 300W each which translates to […]

Google Instant, Anyone?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I saw quite a significant number of tweets mentioning Google Instant, and decided to check it out. Some people might already be aware of it or heard of it before but I am outdated, that I am willing to admit. First, I went to the Official Google Blog where I saw Search: now faster than […]