Technical

Yak shaving, again: ownCloud 7 for Fedora 20, and TLS/SSL certificate generation in Fedora and Red Hat

Introduction I seem to have been setting yak shaving world records all over the place this week. This last one has been particularly fun, though. I’ve been working on and off all week on my ownCloud testing deployment kickstarts. These are kickstarts that can be used to deploy completely configured and working (though highly insecure) […]

Fedora 21 GNOME Test Day today!

Hey folks! Apologies for the late notice, but this crept up on me while I fiddled with mail server configurations…today (that is, 2014-08-28) is GNOME Test Day! We’ll be testing GNOME 3.14 pre-release on Fedora 21 pre-Alpha, so I expect everything will work absolutely perfectly and no-one will find any bugs at all But seriously! […]

Adding application-specific passwords to Dovecot when using system user accounts

I was looking to add application-specific passwords to my Dovecot-based mail server today. That is, allow login to my mail account using multiple passwords, and create new passwords that would be used only by a particular client. The idea is that you configure, say, each of your laptops and phones to use a different password […]

Flock 2014, and other happenings

I had a really great time at this year’s Flock in Prague. As always it was a packed event with a really positive and productive vibe – clusters of people all over the place hacking on things. I posted a lot about it on YAY Diaspora and BOO Google+, but here’s a long-form post-event wrap-up. […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716

I finished up the last bit of my infrastructure revision (for now) today. Switched out the Linksys WRT-310N (router, with dd-wrt) / Netgear WNDR3700v2 (running solely as a wireless AP) combo I’ve been using for a while for a Zyxel NBG6716 running OpenWRT. I’m really impressed with OpenWRT, so far. I’m running a nightly snapshot […]

Overhaulin’

I spent the last week and a half on a bit of tear working on various things, especially OwnCloud, but I imagine my pace appeared to drop over the last couple of days. For me, though, it was as busy or more so, I just re-directed energy temporarily into a different project – overhauling the […]

Downtime: impending

Looks like I’ll be doing the big router / modem move in about five minutes. Be down for a few minutes if all goes well, or for rather longer if it all explodes (as no doubt it will)…

Bridged networking for libvirt with NetworkManager: 2014 / Fedora 21

I’m not quite sure how, but I got sucked into spending the whole of today poking at various aspects of handling bridged networking with NetworkManager. One of the most common uses of bridged networking is for virtualization: you set up a bridge for the host’s connection to your router and configure virtual machines to use […]

Firewire + MythTV + XBMC PVR test setup

So I got a bit impatient after that last post and threw together a temporary test system to see how well MythTV+firewire input works these days, and how well XBMC works as a front end to it. With cables trailing all over the apartment I temporarily hooked up our ancient DCT-6200 to my desktop, installed […]

USB IR MCE remote wake from suspend with Harmony: the missing piece?

tl;dr: if you’ve read all the references and still can’t get your Harmony or other universal remote to wake up a computer, make sure you use the Media Center Extender or Media Center Keyboard device profile in the Harmony software. One of the feelings that almost makes up for all the hassle that comes with […]