In a previous article, I wrote on how to install BigCouch 0.4 on FreeBSD. One of the benefits of going to BigCouch over straight up CouchDB is the clustering capabilities. I had to do some digging around and spend some time talking to rnewson in the irc room to get everything working. Here’s a quick step-by-step setup: (paths are all freebsd based) After getting BigCouch installed,...
Syncing Sublime Text 2 Settings via Dropbox
I just recently purchased Sublime Text 2 and thought I would do some digging into syncing the config files via Dropbox (affiliate link). There’s no real way of changing where Sublime looks for it’s file, but we can skirt this issue using symlinks. I run Sublime on Mac and a Windows machine, so I’ll post directions for both platforms. Windows (has been tested on Sublime Text 2...
Installing CrashPlan headless on OpenIndiana using...
I decided that I wasn’t quite ready for the work it was going to take to convert from OpenIndiana to FreeBSD 9.0 so I decided to quickly tackle a CrashPlan Headless install and also set up my Mac to access as the headless server when needed. OpenIndiana: Installation and Setup I pretty much followed the installation directions on the Crashplan’s website with a couple tiny...
Sick-Beard & Notify My Android
Sometime in the past, I discovered Notify My Android while configuring CouchPotato. It’s essentially a Growl type application for Android phones. I eagerly ported the code from CouchPotato to Sick-Beard so I could get alerted when a new TV show downloaded. Unfortunately, despite the support for this feature, it’s taken Midgetspy some time to accept my pull request. In the meantime,...
My Favorite Android Apps
I’m sitting here without power at work right now and decided I would throw together a quick article on the apps that I use regularly on my Android phone. DoggCatcher DoggCatcher is a podcast application. I’ve been using DoggCatcher on a daily basis for over a year now. I’ve tried several other apps and always find myself working back to this app. One thing I appreciate is the...
BigCouch 0.4 and FreeBSD
With great excitement, Cloudant announced the release of BigCouch 0.4 yesterday. One of the exciting features for me is FreeBSD support. For a complete list of new features, click here for the changelog. I didn’t find any good sources for installation help in FreeBSD, so I thought I would throw something up. Here goes: Let’s start with the dependencies: # pkg_add -r gmake libtool...
Perfect Task Management App
I’m on the hunt for the perfect or as close to perfect as I can get task management application. I’ve looked over several of them and am currently checking out Nirvana. Nirvana follows the GTD methodology. I’m not a traditional follower of the GTD way of time management, but the format allows me to setup projects and tagging nicely. So far it’s working pretty decently....
I’ve reached the point where I am completely frustrated using OpenIndiana. As great of an OS it might be with it’s fantastic implementation of ZFS and all the other amazing components, it is a completely foreign OS. This wouldn’t be so bad if the documentation wasn’t so horrible. When I return home, I’ll be spending some time setting up FreeBSD 9.0 and puppetizing...
Cookie Cleaning with Nginx
A few days ago, we discovered that there was some odd behavior with some traffic hitting our sites due to a cookie with a null name. It was causing some weirdness with our application and causing our alerting software to freak out. I was tasked with coming up with a solution to handling this. I dabble in the load balancing space and decided to solve this by stripping out the cookie in Nginx. set...
Republic Wireless - A Month in a Review
So, last week I received my Republic Wireless phone. For those who don’t know, Republic Wireless is a new cell service that is attempting to merge wifi voip with a traditional cell service. They piggy back on Sprints network, so when you are in an area that you can’t connect to wifi, you still have 3G. There is still a little confusion on exactly how much 3G data / voice amounts you...
Installing SABnzbd, Sick-Beard & CouchPotato on...
I’ve been a Freebsd user for several years now and I’m quite comfortable on that platform. Recently, however, a guy I work with has spoken really highly of OpenIndiana and I decided to spin it up on a new server and see how it goes. So far, it’s been an uphill battle. Solaris is very different than what I’m use to. After a few hours, I was able to get the first couple apps...
Comcast Bandwidth Script
I just made an update / addition to a script I found on asktherelic.com. I added Notify My Android and rewrote the command line argument support. My code has been combined, you can get it here. Another Update: After I accidently committed my username and password to Git, I added the support for a config.ini file to prevent others from doing the same thing.