Camera SD card under OpenBSD

As file sizes increasingly become bigger in cameras such as Go Pro and Canon EOS D, the FAT file system has become unfit for purpose.  As such, instead of looking to an open source file system (probably due to no support in the Windows or Mac platforms), these camera manufacturers have just done a bump […]

Reliable Bare Metal Server using TrueOS/FreeBSD

I currently have a project need for a simple FreeBSD base install that is hooked up to a NAS/SAN back end. Coming from a Solaris background, most SPARC machines (like the V220/V420) came rack mountable and space for 2 primary hard drives simply for the OS. You would spin up your OS install, install Solstice […]

Swiffy plugin for WordPress

I have just moved a WordPress instance from a standard cPanel installation, into a custom OpenBSD host.  Everything ran smoothly from a data point of view but when I went to test the installation I got a 500 error.  Turning on php error logging gave me the information I needed to start debugging the issue.

OpenBSD on Digital Ocean

For OpenBSD users, it has been pretty disappointing that Digital Ocean didn’t launch other BSDs with introduction of FreeBSD, even though the technical barrier had been removed to allow it. Today, I thought I’d try doing an OpenBSD load again (I have tried before without success due to CPU feature issues) and the results were […]

OpenBSD audio in virtualisation

While some use the documentation correctly and search the mailing lists, sometimes the answers don’t come up correctly due to formatting or google having issues indexing. As I use OpenBSD more and more as a daily driver (be it still in VMWare Workstation on one machine and Virtual Box on the other), I still don’t […]

py-boto and LibreSSL

Having just recently performed an upgrade of OpenBSD 5.6 to OpenBSD 5.7, duplicity (my backup tool), stopped working for no apparent reason. At first, I thought it had something to do with the 0.6 branch becoming deprecated, but in the end I found out that this was just a warning message.

Ford Fiesta/Focus Oil Change Light – Reset

It appears that Ford Australia and the dealer servicing network are forgetful when it comes to resetting the oil change light when a vehicle is in for service.  It makes you wonder if they actually did anything when they service your vehicle – they probably forget to even change the oil.  Lets just say, for […]

ownCloud 4.5 Installed

With the whole Google Reader issue (not that I am a user), I got think – some of the facilities that I use on the internet could be taken away, without notice or have an ability to extract my data out of the applications. It was time that I took some things seriously and roll […]

Nginx in OpenBSD 5.2-Release

Nginx(8) is the replacement web server for the old patched Apache 1.3 in OpenBSD.  As of OpenBSD 5.2, Nginx(8) is still not the primary [default] web server in the BSD release and allows for users to slowly migrate from Apache to Nginx(8) without additional  package install.

Sorry Dick Smith – You’re not 100% correct

I was reading an article on a blog that appears to be a new outlet for Dick Smith called Australia What is the Real cost of Shopping at Costco & Aldi.  I have sat on this for the last couple of days just making sure I really thought about what to write before shooting my mouth […]