Author Archives: dave

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. unable to find valid certification path to requested target at at … Continue reading

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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 . svn: E155025: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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….

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