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  1. Saying goodbye to MoiMê

    This post has been a long time coming, almost 2 years as a matter of fact.

    When I started this blog, back in 2014, I wanted to share my findings and opinions pubicly and with some regularly.

    Today, Thursday May 3rd 2018, I must say that I haven’t lived …

  2. macOS quick tip: Find a file using the Terminal

    As a systems administrator, I often have to search for a file on different systems. I usually go into the terminal and use the #!shell find command.

    However, on macOS, you usually get a lot of output that is not relevant, such as Permission denied or Not a directory errors …

  3. Restoring a network Time Machine backup

    Apple computers come with a simple backup solution called Time Machine, which essentially backs up data every hour or so either to a connected USB drive or to a network storage device, usually a Time Capsule.

    It happens that sometimes the Time Capsule backup cannot be restored using the usual …

  4. Cacti polls the wrong hosts

    I’ve recently worked on migrating some very old Cacti instances to a more recent version, going from some very early 0.8.x 32-bit version running on MySQL 4 to the more current 0.8.8c 64-bit release on MariaDB 5.5. Everything went really well, except for one …

  5. macOS Yosemite: Full screen mode

    Apple has changed the behaviour of the green stoplight button with macOS Yosemite.

    Previously, when you clicked on that button, it would zoom the window. From now on, it activates the full screen mode for the application. Although it seems that it is not possible to return to the old …

  6. Having fun with Corosync, DRBD and iSCSI

    I’ve recently had the occasion to setup an iSCSI over DRBD highly-available active-passive cluster, using Corosync for the messaging bus between the nodes and Pacemaker as the cluster manager. The cluster was comprised of multiple DRBD resources, most of them being iSCSI logical units, or LUNs.

    Although I won …

  7. My first blog post

    First of all, I want to welcome you to my blog. I’ve been thinking of something to do with for a few months already and I wanted to share some of my findings with the public, so I figured that a blog would be a good place …

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