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Getting Comments/Annotations in LyX to show up in PDF

I’ve started to use Lyx to do our technical documentation (Oh how I wish I could use Framemaker on the Mac, but Adobe destroyed the best tool for technical documentation  and made it only available on the legacy…

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Modyfying Jets3t S3 GUI tool to work with Walrus (Eucalyptus S3)

Jets3t (pronounced “jet-set”) is a free, open-source Java toolkit and application suite for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon CloudFront content delivery network. For some reason almost all the standard tools for accessing S3 will…

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Bonjour / AVAHI & Netatalk to share files files between Ubuntu 10.4 & Mac OS X

It use to be somewhat difficult to have Filesystems on an Ubuntu system show up on the Mac Finder the same way that other Mac Filesystems would show up. There has been the Open Source Unix implementation of…

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HBase/Hadoop on Mac OS X (Pseudo-Distributed)

I wanted to do some experimenting with various tools for doing Hadoop and HBase activities and didn’t want to have to bother making it work with our Cluster in the Cloud. I just wanted a simple experimental environment…

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Using the Official Opscode 0.8.x Gems to build EC2 AMI Chef Client and Server

Updates Mar 3, 2010 Added call to script ec2-set-defaults that is normally called on ec2 init that sets the locale and apt sources for EC availability Zone Introduction Opscode has officially released 0.8.x of Chef. It is now…

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Reseting the Opscode Chef Server Validation key/pem

In upgrading from my own custom hacked pre-0.8.x Chef server/clients to the official new and shiny 0.8.2 release, I wanted to make everything vanilla. One issue was somewhere along the line I set the validation_client_name to “validator”. The…

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