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Fixing Freenas disks spindown with jails

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After installing the jails plugin together with bacula-sd and Firefly the disks in my Freenas box wouldn’t spin down. I first thought of Firefly doing something strange but that wasn’t the case.

I then disabled the complete jails plugin and the disk...

Certificate verify failed on a puppet client

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Warning: Unable to fetch my node definition, but the agent run will continue:
Warning: SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed: [unable to...

Installing KeepassX 2 on Ubuntu 13.04

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I’m using keepas(x) + dropbox as a replacement for lastpass since a couple of days.

I installed the version from the Ubuntu (13.04) repositories but I also wanted to try the new keepassx 2 beta. This is what I did to compile it from source:


Using your desktop's git author everywhere you ssh

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At work I’m trying to push new techniques and methods. That’s also the case with git. I’m trying to convince my co-workers of the benefits of working with git.

Because of the mix between old project structure (remote dev environments) and working...

Determining the fastest DNS server

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I’ve used the OpenDNS server for some time as my primary DNS server on my OpenWrt router. However, I asked myself the question if it was actually faster then my ISP’s (Zeelandnet) DNS server. A quick search online produced namebench as nice software...