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Standards

OpenDocument (ODF) Acid Test Proof of Concept

Morning all, I’ve just put the finishing touches on the first proof-of-concept Acid Test for OpenDocument Format (ODF) which I hope will become a useful tool for encouraging and testing interoperability. The tests themselves (148 of them in the 14×14 grid following the Web Standards Project‘s Acid2 test) still need development, as explained below, but […]

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Security Software

Making SSL work with Apache 2 on Mac OS X with CAcert

Getting SSL up and running on OS X is not too difficult these days. First you need to tell it to read the SSL config file (removing red lines, adding green lines): — /etc/apache2/httpd.conf 2008-06-11 03:42:25.000000000 +0200 +++ /etc/apache2/httpd.conf.dist 2008-06-11 04:15:15.000000000 +0200 @@ -470,7 +470,7 @@ #Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-default.conf # Secure (SSL/TLS) connections -#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf +Include […]

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Lab

Installing VMware tools in Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)

So like me you’ve been hanging out for another Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu release and having arrived last month (8.04) you’ve got it up and running in VMware (Fusion in my case). To make VMware tools install you need to: Virtual Machine->Install VMware Tools (that’s the easy part) apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) mount […]

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Lab

SSHKeychain 0.8.2 Post Install Problem on Leopard

It seems SSHKeychain breaks on (recent?) Leopard builds because it wants to find a group for each user (eg samj:samj): #!/bin/sh chown -R $USER:$USER “$2/SSHKeychain.app” #chown root:admin “$2/SSHKeychain.app/Contents/Resources/TunnelRunner” #chmod u+s “$2/SSHKeychain.app/Contents/Resources/TunnelRunner” You’ll want to change the second ‘$USER’ to id -gn so it picks up your group name (eg ‘staff’) by itself, and while you’re […]

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Future

Apple WWDC Predictions

So it’s Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today in San Francisco and Steve Jobs will certainly have some new goodies for us Mac junkies, likely: iPhone 2.0 Immediately available, probably worldwide, perhaps with new partnerships, probably cheaper again (who ever said being an Apple early adopter wasn’t without its costs?) New toys including 3G, GPS, […]