Oh man I just realized that I never ran “sudo port uninstall inactive” and I have reclaimed… hmm… 5 gigs? It’s as simple as that – if you’re using macports for a while and you’ve been using “sudo port upgrade outdated” to upgrade, make sure you remove the old versions because after a while that […]
Category Archives: WTF?
I use PHP on FreeBSD servers, compiled from the ports system. It works very well, except that sometimes… well… sometimes… segfaults happen. Yes random, bizarre, “how did this working system suddenly become non-working wtf” errors happen. Here’s an example of what happened to me today. This is a snip from my lighttpd error log (mod_fastcgi.c.2722) […]
The Latest Reason I Hate Windows Server
Why can’t I just reboot? Why do I have to choose some option from a dropdown? I only wanted to reboot! Now I was tricked into shutting down a server that isn’t even in the same zipcode! What the hell Microsoft? Why couldn’t you make reboot the first choice? Now I’m stuck making calls and […]
DHCP Renaming your mac?
The DHCP server at my office was reconfigured yesterday and it started forcing my macbook pro to change it’s name. I like having my host name remain constant for various reasons, so I asked in #macosx and some kind user there pointed me to this blog post: http://www.elharo.com/blog/software-development/web-development/2005/11/29/setting-a-permanent-host-name-in-mac-os-x/ It works on leopard, in case you’re […]
Security Update Breaks SSH on OS X
If you installed Security Update 002 for leopard and suddenly ssh tells you “bus error”, the answer lies here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6863360#6863360 Apparently the guys at rogue amoeba have some work to do – we need instant hijack! If you are too lazy to read that thread, the fix is: sudo /usr/local/hermes/bin/hermesctl unload thereby uninstalling instant hijack […]