From Thoughts

How to format a USB Mac drive in Windows

So, I “officially” moved from Mac to Windows and got myself a Surface Pro 3 (wonderful machine), more on my move to the Surface Pro 3 in another post, though. Today I had a challenge to reformat my external USB drive, which is Mac formatted. Windows was able to see…

Master Boot Record and Recovery Partition fixes with Yosemite

Today, I’ve had to spend most of my day with getting my MacBook Pro (13″ Retina) back to operation. For still unknown reasons my machine couldn’t boot back into MacOS X after a normal reboot. Funny thing is that I did not do anything special, like installing or messing with…

What does Open Source Mean for Digital Asset Management?

As you probably know, Razuna is an open source digital asset management software. This basically means that you can download the software and use it for free as long as you adhere to the AGPL license terms. So — the question is: Why do we do that? Why would we give our…

Why privacy matters

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters.html The above talk by Gleen Greenwald has simply to many important messages in it to simply quote here (hence you need to see it). However, in the Q&A section, this stood out: Question: So Snowden is very, as we’ve seen at TED, is very articulate in presenting and portraying…

sftp and WARN: / is group writable

After literally countless hours setting up a SFTP user one of my Ubuntu servers, and having error messages on SFTP login, I finally succeeded. The issue that I’ve faced is that the SFTP user couldn’t login and was presented with the error message: [code]Write failed: Broken pipe Couldn’t read packet:…

MacOS X Yosemite and high WindowServer CPU usage

Since installing Yosemite on my MacBook Pro the whole machine felt sluggish and application felt like 1999. Looking at the Activity Monitor showed that the WindowServer was constantly between 40 and 80%. Naturally, I started to quit one application after the other, disabled additional 3rd party extensions and more. However,…

Configure Nginx proxy to Tomcat for multi-site properly

Replacing Apache with Nginx as a frontend proxy server to Tomcat is something I wanted to do for some time. However, I always had some issues with the multi-site (wildcard domain) setup. Setting up a wildcard domain entry with proxy forward to Tomcat is something that simply worked in Apache.…

Egoist

“Egoist”, I said out loud in my mind. No, I’m not talking about the famous Eau Du Cologne from Channel called Egoist. I’m talking about the people or in this case the guy in the gym that takes off his shirt and let’s the weight loudly drop on each pull.…