I use Retrospect to backup most of the machines at GAEL. You may wonder why do I use a commercial tool that still shows it’s OS 9 roots, instead of open source alternatives. Well, Retrospect has some cool advantages (namely the very good support of laptops that may be disconnected abruptely from the network while […]
It’s becoming more and more common on the web to create pages that, on some situations, display some object over the page content. This could be a photo (using LightBox), a movie (like Apple does on their trailers site for non-HD trailers), a dialog, a color-picker, etc. In that situation, you often want to make
Backups are vital for keeping your data safe, but keeping them in the same physical place as the backed up data has some drawbacks. If your house or office catches fire, or some natural disaster occur, you loose all your data anyway. If the place is robbed, there’s a high probability that the burglars take
Introduction As I previously wrote in my blog, I was waiting for a whole disk encryption solution to be made available for Mac OS X. Some months ago, Checkpoint released what I believe was the first solution ever to support full disk encryption on the Mac, including the boot disk. Recently, as I noted before,
Well, WWDC is almost done, I’m waiting for the last session on Level 3 of Moscone, near one of these really big windows. It’s a really big pain to not being able to write here all that I have learned about WebObjects (for those of you who don’t know, WWDC sessions are covered by NDAs).
I still didn’t have time to investigate this deeply, but here goes anyway, as I didn’t find the answer to this anywhere. I had the problem described in the Apache 2.2 adaptor: SSL fails on FreeBSD amd64 thread in the WebObjects-Deploy mailing list. As the thread suggests, the problem is not related to 64 bits
One of the databases that support our application has some tables where data is updated very frequently. In PostgreSQL world, this means the table must be vacuumed very frequently to remove the old versions of the updated rows, clearing up space for new rows or new versions of existing rows. On very frequently updated tables,
I was expecting that. Fortunately, I was ready for it. So, I’ll describe some details of upgrading Leopard Server from 10.5.2 to 10.5.4 to avoid you the same trouble. If you read my previous article about Leopard Server, you know that I had to recompile MySQL, PHP and Apache to PowerPC 32 bits, because I