Recording an Android Screencast on Linux

AndroidScreencast I wanted to make a short video recording activity on an Android device while on a Linux Mint desktop. To do so I did the following: Install Java if you do not already have it installed. Install the Android debugger (if not already... » More

Configure Java Security Settings on Linux

I received the following error message when trying to run a Java JNLP file: Application Blocked by Security Settings Your security settings have blocked a self-signed application from running Assuming I trust the program I found I could get it to... » More

Slurm & Environment Modules Bash Error

I had the following error message when trying to assign a job via Slurm (with Environment Modules installed). Since this has come up a few times for me I thought I would detail the solution: This appears to be a problem related to the version of bash... » More

Multisite DokuWiki Install

I wanted to be able to install DokuWiki with a single code base serving multiple wikis. This would have several advantages especially making updates easier. There are a variety of ways of doing this, and thus a variety of instructions around the web.... » More

Beginning MongoDB

MongoChef Coming at MongoDB from a RDMS perspective (and specifically MySQL), things feel a little strange. Just sharing a few paragraphs on how I got started. Installation Installing MongoDB was easy following their instructions and using the 10gen repo for... » More

Munstrap for Munin

Alternative Munin Template Warm fuzzy feeling inside when you get emails like this: I had recently added my Munstrap template to the munin-contrib repository and had been talking to Steve about the template much earlier. Munstrap was based on Bootstrap and other interested... » More

Bulk Delete Emails in Gmail

Gmail bulk delete messages I had a bunch of emails sent from one of my own automated notification systems that I wanted to remove from Gmail. Doing a search in Gmail showed the first batch of 50 emails but the key to removing them all in one go is when ticking the 'Select All'... » More

Solar Power Installation

Solar Panels on Roof Just thought I would record a few notes/thoughts on my recent solar installation in case I need to illustrate it to anyone I know. For the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels there was two choices: Sharp (Japanese) or SolarWorld (German) panels. According... » More