Category Archive: Computers

Oct 29 2015

Update all Python pip packages

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Aug 17 2015

MuleSoft CloudHub to Amazon AWS RedShift Proxy

I encountered a situation in which we needed to connect a Mule ESB flow running in MuleSoft’s CloudHub to an Amazon AWS Redshift cluster.  This doesn’t work out of the box.  I’ve outlined the steps to create a proxy server below. The original write up I did is also available in this Gist. Overview Below …

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Nov 12 2014

Counting Items in JSON Object

For basic JSON tasks (e.g., querying, counting) I use the jq command-line utility. To get a count of the items in a JSON object use the following command: Still interested? Check out the full tutorial and the manual.

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Sep 26 2014

Shell Shock Vulnerability and Bash Patch

Given that Bash 3.2 (the version shipped by OSX) is vulnerable to the remote execution exploit known as “Shell Shock” (CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169), many are asking how do I rebuild Bash and secure my system ahead of an official Apple patch? I found the answer over at StackExchange.  Follow the instructions whether you use the native …

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Jul 06 2014

Automatically Set $GOROOT variable with Homebrew

If you are using Go with Homebrew on OSX, add this to your ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile to set the $GOROOT automatically:

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Jun 05 2014

Camera Not Working on Mavericks

I had an issue after upgrading to Mavericks where Photo Booth, Facetime, and Skype could not detect my camera, and kept telling me there were no connected cameras. I found a fix on the Apple discussion forum that works, and I will share for anyone else that might be affected: Quit all open apps that …

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Mar 13 2013

Computer System Validation

I just posted a presentation on SlideShare which discusses the reasons why efficient validation of computer systems used within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries is needed for companies developing such software. The presentation also goes into details of why good software development practices are also required. Computer System Validation from Eric Silva

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Jan 11 2013

The iPad Experience

I was surprised this year when I received a new iPad for my birthday from my parents. Since they live 2000 miles away, I decided to document the opening of my present for them. No documentation is complete without photos and proper vignetting. Before getting into the opening of the gift, I also thought I …

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Jan 09 2013

Why Buy an iPad Instead of a Nexus

Why purchase an iPad (4th generation) instead of a different tablet like the Google Nexus 10? I have researched and answered this question for many, other than myself, over the past year. As a computer technology enthusiast (i.e., the geek in the family), I often am asked these sorts of technical questions; which I thoroughly enjoy researching and …

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Nov 29 2012

Windows Vista Failed to Start – Status: 0xc000014c

I am sure someone else has figured this out already, but I thought I would post my solution for fixing this problem. It started out with a co-worker telling me his Windows Vista laptop would not startup after a recent Windows Update. I asked about Safe Mode, and Restoring the Last Known Good Configuration. He …

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