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How to brew install OpenSSL 1.0.2p (for Python3.6)

“`brew install –ignore-dependencies -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/062799b7a384eddc42be0dfbfd1b63e7127c4d7b/Formula/openssl.rb“`

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Linux users and groups in PostgreSQL database

Standard Linux user and group accounts are defined in three files: /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group These files store user accounts and group information one per line, as fields separated by “:”. That kind of structure suffices for most user and group … Continue reading

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Defining custom vars for Pyramid scaffold

This is a quickie. I was working on creating custom Pyramid scaffold for easing development of multiple REST based microservices that share a common base. Instead of trying to copy, paste, change, I decided to ease my work by creating … Continue reading

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How to resolve “NoMethodError” in Chef

Recently I was given a task to implement Chef on clients infrastructure. What I have learned along the way is that when deploying Chef on existing server infrastructure, there will be almost no two identical systems and that each server … Continue reading

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256 color terminal in Konsole running under Mageia

I have stumbled upon a problem with Konsole being incapable of showing 256 colors. The Linux distribution I have experienced this particular problem is Mageia. It turns out that you have to do two things. First, make sure you have … Continue reading

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Robotic Raspberry Pi powered lawn mower

Last week I got my second Raspberry Pi. If you don’t know what it is already, it’s a 25$ fully blown computer with two USB ports, ethernet, video, audio and HDMI port of credit card dimensions. It has sixteen programmable … Continue reading

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Windows 7 installation under KVM hypervisor

I had to install Windows 7 virtual machine under KVM hypervisor running on Debian 6.0 host server. The goal was to use QCOW2 type file as virtual hard drive. I’m used to take advantage of available tools, so I have … Continue reading

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All alone at night

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Force Midnight Commander to exit in current directory

I have some Gentoo systems that have mc installed, but it’s default behaviour is to exit to the directory it was run from. I wanted to change this, because most of the time I’m using it to navigate the filesystem … Continue reading

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Why the all famous “cloud” is not an answer?

Edit: Seems like my post is irrelevant since there are projects like Tahoe-LAFS and Ceph. Being lucky to own a new machine capable of running multiple virtual systems, I have decided to try few of them I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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