Category Archives: development

A Low But Significant Bar

A friend got a 4th gen AppleTV in late 2015 – a friend that enjoys retro video games, but that doesn’t own any consoles. I tried Provenance on my iPad and was pretty satisfied, and figured it would be pretty nifty on the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Development Bootstrap

Linux hackers surely already know this, but I’m only sorta a Linux hacker. This post documents a nice process for using apt to prepare an Ubuntu machine for development. In my case, I was trying to build a custom version … Continue reading

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Mailman members only

Recently I had occasion to cook up some glue for a Mailman deployment that wanted a privacy and membership management policy that would not be facilitated by the Mailman mailing list software in its current form. We wanted to host … Continue reading

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eggdrop1.6.19+ctcpfix

Not exactly new, but since I’m the eggdrop maintainer for macports, and since I haven’t updated this port for almost 3 years… here ya go! Macports users may sudo port -d selfupdate to retrieve the updated Portfile (and new patch … Continue reading

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get notified!

Mac OS X makes extensive use of a variety of event notification mechanisms, as described here. One such mechanism is documented in the notify(3) man pages, and it is these types of libnotify notifications that are the focus of this … Continue reading

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Hacking Time Machine

It’s “hack some shit up” Friday. Everybody ready? Have a Time Capsule or Mac OS X Server configured to provide network time machine backups? Of course you do! Let’s examine the client / server interaction. The Time Machine preference pane … Continue reading

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Tiger Server servermgrd library for Python

motivation I finally found a reason to write some Python. Being something of a monitoring and data junkie, I’ve had a fair amount of experience with snmp, data mining scripts, etc. After writing this post to the server list, I … Continue reading

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Eggdrop TCL using Google’s SOAP API

Link to google-soap I was helping my brother with a script called incith-google used by one of his IRC bots. It acts as a bridge between IRC and google, allowing IRC users to perform queries against google from the comfort … Continue reading

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Installing perl modules locally

Dealing with CPAN has always felt a little weird. Today I found a nice shortcut for getting perl modules installed in a home directory, which is really useful for when you don’t have admin on the box, or if you … Continue reading

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Ice Weasels?

14:57 < sky> debian forked firefox? haha 15:00 -!- PowerUser [i=hollandp@nat/apple/x-c57695efe759d747] has quit ["Fly the white flag of war!"] 15:21 < dre^> lol, why? 15:24 < johnny-o> the inability to modify the artwork, if you can actually believe that 15:24 … Continue reading

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