Category Archives: tek

OS X 10.7 (Lion) and MacPorts 2.0 upgrade

So I recently upgraded to the latest release of os x 10.7 (lion) and i have a few issues with lion itself … such as … Lion lion issues you can only burn a dvd BEFORE you install backward scrolling will take getting used to merge folders only works when copying not sure i prefer […]

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) upgrade problems

I’m seeing garbled display upon reboot at the login screen … also extremely high load averages when idle and logged in through ssh , display seems fine but sluggish using VNC … seems to be related to xorg and nvidia woes as usual …. why oh why can’t linux get this right finally? Also the […]

Google Chrome Frame and you

Ok so Google has this plug-in that just came out for IE called “Google Chrome Frame” … kinda silly name, i know. So WTF does it do and why is Google doing this? Obviously MS is not happy about it either. Basically its a plug-in for IE that lets sites opt into using chrome for […]

snow leopard firewall stealth connection attempts – SHIELDS UP!

have you noticed any weird firewall log messages since installing snow leopard? i keep seeing requests for ports 53(dns), 548(AFP), 88(Kerberos), 80(WWW) from weird ip addresses … strange thing is logs only started showing up since 29th, after installing snow leopard … i’m still not sure how any traffic would get through 2 routers (both […]

installing drizzle db on os x

UPDATE: these instruction might not be good to follow for now since even though it compiled and installed things are not happy at the moment. $ /opt/local/bin/client/drizzletest drizzletest: Could not open connection ‘default’ after 500 attempts: 21 drizzle_state_connect:could not connect not ok also there is better info here maybe … should have done more research […]

git gotchas, migrating from svn

so i’ve been playing around with git lately as a replacement for subversion (svn) since the 1.5 merge tracking isn’t all that great anyway and most package managers are frozen at 1.4 for a while. basically i’m too lazy to upgrade fedora box with svn/trac by hand, plus official packages are easier to maintain IMHO. […]

mac os x leopard unix groups admin

well it looks like there is still no usermod command in leopard and they have gotten rid of the god awful netinfo manager.  the new commands use dscl (directory services client) for managing users and groups. its still a bit confusing and less straight forward than the normal unix commands , usermod, groupadd, etc.  list […]

MacPorts gotchas: staging ncurses, running mysql5 – The Pug Automatic

More mac port upgrade gotchas … sudo port -fun upgrade outdated MacPorts gotchas: staging ncurses, running mysql5 – The Pug Automatic

Test iphone wordress app

Testing out wordpress iPhone app

macports subversion 1.5 ssh sasl problems

so svn 1.5 is finally out with all sorts of new features, most notably merge tracking and changesets or changelists as they call them. i had a bit of trouble getting this fully working so I’ll document a few of my findings below. using mac ports there was already a port available last Friday only […]