Category Archives: Computers

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 sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilder.build(SunCertPathBuilder.java:141) 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 https://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/4.7.3/ . svn: E155025: … 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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Fun with Dell Laptop WiDI

I was messing around with the WiDi driver to stream the Grateful Dead show tonite and disabled the Intel Video driver. At this point, the machine started up, did POST, did the swirly page and then a blue dim (not … Continue reading

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Dirty Printer Test Page

I started getting vertical dark lines in my ADF scans on the the highly great Canon MF4570dw Laser/Multifunction. Use this to determine location of small bits of dust on your scans. Then clean the glass under the ADF guide, slide … Continue reading

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Subversion on 1&1, redux.

Looks like someone used my post on building svn on 1&1 hosting. I am such an AUTHORITY. I just wish I could figure out how to build 1.8 without running out of memory. Andy has some hints for 1.6. Fails … Continue reading

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