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Cloud Software Standards

Cloud User Shell (cush) multi-call executable prototype released

After much discussion of what goes on below the water line (in the provider/enabler space), hopefully this prototype release will refocus energy and get the creative juices flowing above it (with the users themselves). The idea is to follow Unix’s example (as explained below) by seamlessly blending cloud resources into existing working environments. See examples […]

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Cloud Software

Cloud computing and Open Source software

Here is a post I just made to the cloud computing group in the ‘Power of opensource!!!’ thread. I thought was relevant for blog readers as well as it asks whether IT is still nervous about Open Source software: In terms of Open Source, I believe the vast majority of cloud computing solutions today are […]

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Software

Single command Django installer for OS X

So you want to see what all the fuss around Django is about? To get the latest bleeding edge snapshot (as discussed here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) you just need to run these commands (as root), per the official install instructions: /usr/bin/svn co http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk/ /usr/local/django-trunk ln -s /usr/local/django-trunk/django /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/django ln -s […]

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Software

Using Pingdom’s Web Services API with NuSOAP

So you want to use Pingdom‘s excellent Web Services API [WSDL] [Documentation] but you don’t have SOAP in your PHP? All is not lost as you can still use NuSOAP to achieve essentially the same thing, but you’ll need to modify their examples, per pingdom-nusoap.diff.

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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 Software

Compiling bash-3.0 on Interix

So you’ve followed my instructions for updating config.guess for Interix 5.2 (the version shipping with Windows 2003 Server R2) and now you want to compile something. Interix ships with C Shell (csh) and Korn Shell (ksh) but lacks the Bourne Again Shell (bash) – the shell most Linux users will be familiar with, so why […]

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Lab Software

Compiling on Interix 5.2 (Windows 2003 Server R2 SUA)

The soon-to-be-released Windows 2003 Server R2 includes features that were previously shipped as Services for Unix (SFU) – perhaps the most interesting of which is Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA). At the time of writing, if you want to see what R2 is all about you’ll need to download the Windows Server 2003 R2 Release […]