Copying files between servers with netcat and tar

One of the quickest ways (faster than scp at any rate) of copying a large number of files between 2 servers is by abusing...

File Roller and 7zip

I recently needed to extract a file with the new, popular 7zip compression, which Ubuntu's File Roller doesn't support out of the box. Enabling...

Installing OpenSIPS on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5

We've got to set up a SIP Registrar for a fantastic new project that one of our clients recently announced ;) on RHEL5 so...

Syntax Highlighting In VIm

Syntax highlighting in vim can be super tricky, by default a lot of desktop environments seem to have white terminals, which is a bit...

Turning CPAN modules in to deb with dh perl make

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the...

OSX Lion JAVA_HOME

Apple's OS Lion has a pretty neat trick for handling the JAVA_HOME variable Chill:bin rus$ /usr/libexec/java_home /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home which is super awesome as you can simply do Chill:bin rus$...

Apache2 ldap auth on Ubuntu Dapper and Feisty

As part of our internal office systems upgrade we have a shiny new LDAP server which we like to use as much as possible....

Error: Could not stat() command file ‘/var/lib/nagios3/rw/nagios.cmd’!

I've been doing a lot of Nagios deployments recently, and this error always bites me, on all Ubuntu versions, including Hardy and Intrepid (haven't...

SVN COPY 502 Bad Gateway error

Our developers were experiencing a weird problem recently with our SVN installation where they couldn't copy any files in SVN, they would always get...
Bing The Most Altruistic Search Engine

Bing The Most Altruistic Search Engine

I needed to access Bing's Webmaster Tools to have a look at the configuration for this site. I couldn't remember the URL off hand...

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