A little while ago I upgraded Samba from 3.14 to 4.1. I’m using Arch Linux on the client and server. This upgrade broke the ability for the client to access files containing colons, that is I could not read files with names like 2016-01-01 10:42.txt.
March 21, 2017
August 15, 2016
It’s somewhat common for some web pages to require that you enter your password by clicking buttons instead of using a regular form input field. For example the loans.com.au login screen does this.
The stated reason is usually security. However we should all be using password managers anyway, so this is quite annoying.
August 1, 2016
Docker is a very useful containerisation platform. I use it so much that I regularly fill up /var/lib/docker with old images and get out of disk space errors. Unfortunately Docker has no automatic garbage collection mechanism to clean up unused images. I wrote a simple shell script which I run from time to time.
July 14, 2016
May 1, 2016
I have a large collection of DVDs and I live in Australia. Because of history this means most of them are in ‘PAL’ format. This means they tend to be about 4% faster than they should be, resulting shorter playing times and higher pitched voices and music.
I’m a bit of a purist. This bothers me enough that I must fix it! What follows is a somewhat lengthy explanation of how film/video works, followed by instructions on how to use my fix-pal-speedup script.
April 1, 2016
The New South Wales public transport system uses the Opal smartcard as its payment mechanism. This means their servers store every trip that you make, including the start/end times and locations.
They need this data for billing, so there’s not much we can do about it from a privacy point of view. However you may be interested in getting your own copy of your data for making pretty graphs or other analyses.
March 18, 2016
I know, I know, shell scripting is a bad way to write software. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for bash though. Sure there are plenty of gotchas in bash scripting, but isn’t that the case for every programming language?
July 29, 2015
So I was bored on the bus trip to work this morning. Back in Uni I’d thought about whether it would be possible to write an HTTP server as a shell script for bash. So I did it! Presenting bashttpd.
July 15, 2015
A simple configuration to regular check all local disks for errors. Any problems will go to syslog/journald as well as being emailed to root.
July 1, 2015
Many years ago Internode started offering IPv6. This is proper dual stack IPv6 with a /56 block of addresses. I get 256 subnets, each with 2^64 addresses. Awesome! I signed on for the trial immediately and got it working without too much difficulty. The documentation wasn’t great though, so here’s how I my setup works today.