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Uninstalling Winamp and marking the end of a very long chapter in music listening

Sep 19th, 2015 | By

Wimamp has has a complete monopoly on every computer I’ve owned over the past 18 years but today was the day that it was finally uninstalled to make room for the future.  Lacking any major updates since having their doors shuttered, the player has stopped moving forward and starting  to rust and show it’s age.
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Web filtering / protection using a repeater bridge

Sep 14th, 2015 | By

If you are connecting machines into a repeater via cat5 the sad truth is that Content restriction settings on the repeater don’t work and in rare cases you might not have or want to turn on content restrictions on the main network that your repeater is hooked into(ie: you’re sharing a connection with your neighbours).
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Setting up my DD-RT router as a wireless repeater

Sep 14th, 2015 | By

First off, go here, – it takes you through the steps well enough or here:   Next you need to go into your network settings on your local machine and set your IP manually.  The network that I am bridging with has it’s router on and so I set my IP to something
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Adding Google oAuth to Gitlab

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

Follow this tutorial here: Before you restart gitlab you need to reconfigure it with #/opt/gitlab/bin/gitlab-ctl reconfigure   For some reason the people at gitlab forgot this crucial step as none of your changes will take effect until that is done

Moving repository from one gitlab server to another, now I can’t push

May 19th, 2015 | By

Do I used SCP to copy a repo from one server over to another today.  What I needed to do was to create the repo on the new server first inside Gitlab, and then copy eveyrthing over top of it from the other server.  Unfortunately upon doing so I was greeted with the following message:
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Before you install WebRoot anti-virus

Mar 18th, 2015 | By

Webroot is, by all accounts, the Citizen Kane of anti-virus applications.  It scores a perfect score on nearly all tests and apparently it can’t be beat.. It comes with one massive downside though and that is the amount of disk space it consumes when running on an active system.  I noticed my system becoming less
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Slow Git push / pull speeds? Try tweaking your SSH settings

Mar 11th, 2015 | By

If you, like me, have configured TortoiseGit to use Putty’s plink to connect (and use pageant, etc…), this might help you: Try enabling in Putty (Default Settings) the following settings: SSH -> Auth: “Allow agent forwarding” (I believe this is the one that changes “everything”) SSH -> “Enable Compression” Session -> Select “Default Settings” ->
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How to harden your wordpress by block brute force attempts on your wp-login.php

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

So having hte login page exposed publically is nutso to me and because I run Wordfence(and gladly pay for it which everyone should), I get to see how many brute force attempts are happening because it is constantly banning IP’s for requesting forgotten passwords for accounts that don’t exist. Well today I got tired of
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HTTPS / SSL for Gitlab

Feb 7th, 2015 | By

Easy peasy to setup.. Just create your private key and certificate, make a dir in /etc/gitlab/ssl and stick them in there.. Edit your gitlab.rb and add this: nginx[‘ssl_certificate’] = “/etc/gitlab/ssl/whatever.crt” nginx[‘ssl_certificate_key’] = “/etc/gitlab/ssl/whatever.key” #gitlab-ctl reconfigure and you should be good to go

Gitlab installs but home page is a 500 error and postgres won’t start

Feb 6th, 2015 | By

So installed gitlab on a new server today, Ubuntu 14.04 with 8GB of ram and the install went fine but upon startup I was greeted with the 500 error and the postgresql log files were full of this: 2015-02-07_00:46:16.32456 The PostgreSQL documentation contains more information about shared memory configuration. 2015-02-07_00:46:17.36825 FATAL: could not create shared
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