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[INFO] rand: Updates made

As some of you know, I went to a bit of effort to create a script that tries as many ways as possible to generate random numbers. Some would say I went a bit too far. Overboard. So to speak. So recently I’ve been working on rewriting my passphrase generator […]

Portably(ish) generating random integers

[160309/20:49][rawiri@minty ~]$ rand -h rand – generate random positive integers Optional Arguments: -c [count. Number of numbers (Default:1)] -d [debug. Tells you which processing method is used (Default:off)] -h [help] -m [minimum number (Default:1)] -M [maximum number (Default:9223372036854775807)] TL;DR: I made a script that should generate a random integer for […]

Host your own shellcheck

For those of you who don’t know, is a fantastic resource for improving your shell scripts.  When I came across it, I felt that I was a pretty good scripter.  How wrong I was.  Using shellcheck has probably been the single most influential factor on my scripting since the […]

Installing Flax Basic Search on Ubuntu

Moby – Disco Lies Flax search is a search engine based on the powerful Xapian search engine. Basically it’s Xapian pre-configured with a nice UI and some extra features, and their business model is custom configuration and support, while offering Flax Basic as a taster. At the moment Flax Basic […]

Setting up Subsonic on a Macintosh

Eagle Eye Cherry – Permanent Tears Subsonic is a brilliant piece of software that you can use to stream your music collection over the web. Imagine being able to login from a friend’s place and share with them realtime the tune that’s come up in conversation, or imagine being able […]

The latest project: Zimbra

Lemon Jelly – Ramblin’ Man I have been quite busy lately working with the Zimbra platform – trying to figure out a path to upgrade our existing infrastructure at work (OpenLDAP, Postfix, Mailman, SquirrelMail, SpamAssassin, Amavis, Mailzu etc) and the more I look at it, learn about it and work […]