Java 7 on OS X Yosemite

If you want to install Java 7 on OS X 10.10 you probably already came across this annoying message: There is an easy way to fix this while customizing the installer and disabling the OS version check. Here's how to do so: Download the latest Java 7 dmg from…

Communigate Pro on Ubuntu LTS

Since there is no package for Debian based ditributions, here's a short howto install Communigate Pro 6.0 on Ubuntu LTS 12.04: First of all, we need alien to convert the .rpm based installer to a dpkg compatible one: aptitude install alien Download and install Communigate Pro: cd /tmp…

chrooted SFTP environment

Today I had to struggle with a weird chroot + SFTP problem. I am actually familiar with those environments because i've set them up several times before, so I couldn't explain what the fuck was going on. The issue was, that you couldn't create a folder inside the chroot, as long…

Install Nginx, PHP-FPM, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on OS X Mavericks using Homebrew

Recently got a new MacBook Pro and decided to set it up from scratch, because I use the same Time Machine backup to migrate from since about four years. Perfect time to get rid of the web server/LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) stack and replace it with Nginx and…

Trouble with initramfs-tools and too small /boot

The last days I had to struggle with Ubuntus new kernels and a too small /boot partition. I am used to allocate 150 MBs for that partition, so you have spaceĀ for about 3-4 kernels. There is no automatic cleanup so you either need to tidy up to make sure…

AndTek Agent - Menu bar App to control call center queues

We use an AndTek call center at work which is an extension for an exisiting Cisco Unified Communications Manager environment. Due to my job design, I often have to get up from my desk to walk to our data centers. My coworkers and I often had the problem, that we…