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Jenkins install LTS 2.77 TLS error

Just tried an install of 2.77 LTS into a Centos 7 VM. When it started up, failed due to PXIX TLS error. Huh? On the plugin update. sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target at...

WordPress Update Fun

Time to update WordPress to 4.7.3. I used the SVN method. I was using an older version of SVN and required me to update the local checkout. $ svn upgrade Fine. Did it. $ svn sw https://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/4.7.3/ . svn: E155025: 'svn switch' does not support...

Fun Conversion Buttermilk Math

For safekeeping, we froze leftover buttermilk into an ice cube tray. 14 cubes. Now I need 2 cups of buttermilk. Weigh a glass using my trusty triple beam balance. 280g Add two random cubes. 340g Add two more. 400g So it looks like each cube is 30g And by this table of...

Bien Trucha in Geneva IL

We tried to eat here last year, but the line was out the door. This time we arrived well before 5 o’clock opening on a weekday and sat outside in the crazily-warm November breeze in the al-fresco area watching traffic go by. A woman came out to light our votive...

The New Napster and Launchy

Rhapsody, the long-suffering little brother streaming music service, recently rebranded itself as Napster. Same app, different name. Big deal. I noticed that I could not start the app with the great Launchy in my new Windows 10 install. Not sure if it worked in...

API Guidelines

Microsoft recently published ReST API guidelines on GitHub. They are worth reading over if you design ReST APIs. My Highlights: No limit on GET URL length Error response messages (consistency is the key; note the nesting of error info) Pagination: put the link for the...

Welcome to Windows 10

Finally beat the July 28th deadline for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. Made backups with Macrium Reflect first.  Paid for that one, got rid of the perpetually flaky Acronis. Both machines (Intel Core Duo 2Ghz dual-core and old AMD dual core) upgraded successfully....

Google Nexus 6P

I finally decided my old Google Galaxy Nexus was done. I couldn’t use the phone in the house, it was having random meltdowns where apps would kill the battery in 4 hours, and was getting text messages duplicated inbound and outbound. Surfing was a slow...

Compacting a VirtualBox VM Centos disk

At work I used Centos 6.4 to convert a large Subversion repo to Git. This required a VM with a 100Gb disk, more than my old iMac could deal with, to the point where I could not update to newer OS version or even run iTunes to update apps. [dchwalis@imac ~]$ df -h...

πυθαγόρας Ζει

Why is πυθαγόρας Ζει on a sticker on the long piano string gadget in the Drums/Space of the 7/5/15 Grateful Dead show? (see 4:46:26). It’s Greek to me….