Tag: Sysadmin

Install Pgrep and PKill for Mac OS X with Brew

No Picture

My fingers still tend to do ps ax | grep some_program_name_I_want_to_kill and then do a kill 2012 to kill that process. Then I remember that I could use pgrep and/or pkill to do the same kind of thing….

Read More »

Your Mac Won’t Reboot when Installing Mac OS X Lion – Reset Your PRAM

No Picture

Overseeing the Mac OS X Lion upgrade of all the Macs at Work, I’ve seen the Lion installs generally be the easiest OS X Upgrade ever. But I wasted almost two days upgrading one of our Mac Pros….

Read More »

Deploy WordPress to Amazon EC2 Micro Instance with Opscode Chef

No Picture

Updates September 9, 2011 Included the latest Chef Knife ec2 server create argument that sets the EBS Volume to not be deleted on the termination of the EC2 Instance Intro Up until recently a friend lent me a…

Read More »

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

No Picture

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…

Read More »

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

No Picture

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…

Read More »

Copy an EBS AMI image to another Amazon EC2 Region

No Picture

Since I’ve already created an image I liked in the us-west-1 region, I would like to reuse it in other regions. Turns out there is no mechanism within Amazon EC2 to do that. (See How do I launch…

Read More »