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Secure rsnapshot backups over the WAN via SSH

Since I moved all of my WAN-facing stuff (mail, web, this blog, svn etc.) to a virtual server with Linode, and just have a desktop at home, it’s no longer practical to use Bacula for backups. Linode manages daily and weekly backups through their backup service, but they ...

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WP-Syntax Plugin GeSHi Path Fix

The Wp-Syntax plugin for WordPress provides syntax highlighting for WordPress blogs via the GeSHi PHP syntax highlighter. Unfortunately, the plugin includes a builtin version of GeSHi (currently 1.0.8.9) in geshi/. As a result, not only are users of the plugin not instructed to use the latest version ...

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Firefox QR Code Generator

Just a quick little tip, I happened by the Mobile Barcoder Firefox add-on the other day. It’s a Firefox add-on that generates QR Code barcodes for text or links, right in your browser. While my Droid3 has a full keyboard, sometimes I still want to quickly send links from ...

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Vyatta - Showing ISC dhcpd fixed-address leases

ISC dhcpd has the ability to always give a specific MAC address the same IP address “lease” using the fixed-address configuration option. This is configured in Vyatta using the static-mapping configuration statement. Unfortunately, since dhcpd doesn’t store fixed-address leases in the dhcpd.leases file, the Vyatta show dhcp leases ...

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php-suhosin syslog issues

I just installed php-suhosin 0.9.29 from EPEL on a CentOS 5.6 box. I’m running a whole bunch of name-based vhosts in Apache, and have a bunch of web apps, so I opted to run suhosin in simulation mode (don’t actually block anything, but log ...

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Blackberry Oops

If you’ve been following the tech news lately, you’ve probably heard at least a bit about the massive blackberry outage over the past three days. While yes, it’s the first truly grand failure of RIM’s infrastructure in their 12-year history, it’s also a wonderful case ...

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New server, and looking for work

First off, I’ve moved this blog from a server in my basement to Linode virtual hosting, in preparation for my move from New Jersey to an apartment in Georgia. This will mark the first time since 2001 (when I was 14) that I didn’t have at least a ...

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Quick and Simple Timestamping of Debug Logs

I’ve been having some issues that may be Puppet-related. Unfortunately, Puppet (at least the old 0.25.4 client that I’m running) doesn’t timestamp the debug logs sent to stdout. I know it’s hanging somewhere, but I need concrete numbers to look at. Here’s ...

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