Monthly Archives: August 2014

First thoughts and tips on EL 7

Generally one RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux (aka EL) release isn’t radically different to another, however the introduction of EL 7 is a bit of a shake up, introducing systemd, which means new init system, new ways of reading logs plus dropping some … Continue reading

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MacOS TTY limit

I’m currently trialling the use of MacOS as a primary workstation on my work laptop, I’m probably bit of a power user and MacOS isn’t all that happy with some of the things I throw at it. Generally my activities … Continue reading

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Ruby Net::HTTP & Proxies

I ran into a really annoying issue today with Ruby and the Net::HTTP class when trying to make requests out via the restrictive corporate proxy at the office. The documentation states that “Net::HTTP will automatically create a proxy from the … Continue reading

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Create MacOS Mavericks Installer

Whilst Apple’s hardware has a clever feature where you can re-install the operating system directly from the internet (essentially netboot install from Apple’s servers), it’s not always suitable if you need to install a machine on an offline connection or … Continue reading

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