Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Firefox SSL Certificates

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Using Firefox 3. Very simply, I know that Redhat’s main website ( works perfectly fine. However when I exclude the “www”, and go to the same website:, apparently something is wrong?
I see Secure Connection Failed. (Should I be concerned???)
So I click the “add exception link…”
… which turns into button …
So I click the “Add […]

Firefox 3 Release

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

According to Spread Firefox the official release time for Firefox 3.0 will be at 10AM PST, so 1PM EST (for me). Are you excited? Really excited? Well if you are, I feel sorry for you
I took a note from Chris Blizzard and cheated by downloading already by typing out the full URL into […]

Archive dotfiles and dotdirectories only

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Sometimes I would find the need to archive just .files and .directories (e.g. .mozilla, .gnome). Unfortunately I would always manually do it.
Quick tip:
# ls -A | egrep ‘^\.’ | tar -cvf filename.tar -T -
(Thanks to LQ)

New Blog Theme

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

I am trying out a new theme for this blog. I made it more black-and-white. Also I think it is more consistent with my other more technical pages. I will be revamping the style-sheets and layout on those as well.
In case anyone is wondering, I wrote it from scratch so it may still look a […]


Friday, April 11th, 2008

Just for fun … inspired by the Fedora bloggers.
# history | awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] \” \” i}}’|sort -rn|head
On my Fedora 8 box:
481 ls
297 cd
54 vim
24 rm
17 du
12 sudo
12 mv
9 who
9 screen
9 find
On my CentOS 5.1 box:
344 ls
234 cd
54 sudo
29 vim
23 rpm
22 ./annoying_app_i_cant_get_to_work_on_centos5
18 ./configure
16 pwd
15 wget
15 scp
On my web server:
378 ls
213 cd
130 […]

Away from the Console

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

I will be on vacation in India for the remainder of the year and some days into the coming year. I will be unable to answer any emails or provide any help or support for information available on my website. I apologize in advance if I owe you an email or did not respond to […]

Fedora 8 Released

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Do you fear the “Werewolf” * ?
The Fedora project just released Fedora 8 with a great deal of enthusiasm. Fedora had been slipping behind in the past few releases and there have always been quality issues, but the team hopes this release will put them back on track.
The highlights from the Release Summary:

PulseAudio - […]

SpamAssassin Failure

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

SpamAssassin is a free tool for mailservers to identify SPAM. It has a several parameters it checks (forged headers, HTML only content, blacklisted hosts, improper mail relays, etc) and assigns a score for every parameter. If the total score is greater than the threshold, it is marked as spam and either tagged, moved to a […]