Category: How To

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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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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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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Nov 24 2012

Recover Lost or Missing System Tray Icons in Windows

The sound volume system tray icon and a couple others mysteriously went missing on my wife’s Windows 7 laptop. After looking around in the normal areas, I noticed the volume tray icon was grayed out and off; not allowing me to turn it on. I did some researching and figured out how to wipe of …

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Nov 14 2012

Instagrate to WordPress – Hashtags and Post Tags

Like millions of others, I use Instagram. When I started using Instagram, I wanted the photos I shared to automatically show up on my WordPress site. I use the wonderful Instagrate to WordPress plugin to make this possible.  Besides the free version of the plugin, the developer also offers a Pro version that has many more …

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Oct 11 2012

Restoring Your Python Registry in Windows

For some odd reason the Python registry occasionally disappears, and when it does it prevents one from being able to install new modules via the Windows MSI installer. Here is a quick fix that can be done to restore the registry and allow you to get back to writing some awesome Python code. First step …

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Jul 20 2012

Can’t Get Jawbone Into Pairing Mode

I was having a lot of difficulty getting my Jawbone II into pairing mode. I finally ended up carefully removing the outer plastic shield. It popped off without breaking anything and then I was able to easily press BOTH the noise shield button AND the talk button. With the plastic cover off, I was able …

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Jul 11 2012

Clean Up Winsxs After Windows 7 SP1 Install

I recently noticed that my laptop was running very low on free space. I ran CCleaner and jv16 Power Tools, but still noticed the Windows folder was very large. I then ran WinDirStat and found that the winsxs (C:\Windows\winsxs) folder was very large. After a bit of research I managed to use the command below …

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