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Wesley David
I make businesses happy about their technology.
I make businesses happy about their technology.

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It appears that +SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also locked out original owner of the account, Jernej Simončič, who has been building the Windows versions of GIMP for our project for years.

So far they haven't replied to provide explanations. Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for WIndows via its official Downloads page.

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Monit and CentOS - Solving the Error "Could not execute systemctl"

My Problem – “Error: Could not execute systemctl” I’m using Monit 5.16 on a CentOS 7 server. Monit is monitoring some crucial services like Apache and MySQL (okay, okay, it’s MariaDB). I have a very simple service check to start with: check process apache…

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How I fixed "unable to get local issuer certificate" and "certificate verify failed" errors in syslog-ng

My Problem On a Linux host, attempting to set up syslog-ng shipping to an offsite collector over TLS results in errors such as: Feb 18 16:42:33 my.amazingserver.tld syslog-ng[987]: SSL error while writing stream; tls_error='SSL…

A friend of mine is an experienced Windows desktop tech and Jr server / network admin. Hardware chops and has Linux familiarity too. All around technical generalist who never met a problem he didn't like. =)

Looking for Jr Admin style position in the #Calgary #Alberta area, but also willing to consider relocating to other provinces in #Canada.

Would anyone have a lead on such a position?

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The more I learn about RethinkDB the more I like it.
We're excited to announce that you can get hosted RethinkDB now on Compose

I've got a friend who owns a smallish IT consultancy. They're working for a client on a project that would require a PHP developer with MySQL experience. LAMP stuff, web application  that would have some eCommerce portions. If you're a contractor interested in filling some of your time, lemme know.

Here's the consultancy's description of the work:

It will be a php mysql application involving payment processing transactions, user databases, and instances requiring communication between the users. When I hear back from someone I can provide more information and upon selecting a candidate and having them sign an NDA I can share it all.

If it sounds like something you'd like to know more about, holla back! Note that I'm not affiliaited in any way and do not get kickbacks. Just helping a friend out. =)

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My Simple Trick for Quickly Making Secure Passwords #sysadmin

I’m frequently required to make test accounts on various systems. I need to create passwords that are obnoxiously long and complex many times in a day. My method for creating those passwords requires OpenSSL to be installed on my workstation: $ alias…

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So this happened at my workplace today. You could say that we've been busy. =)

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I don't always mistype my password, but when I do...

It never fails. At the last two or three characters of a password, I’ll strike two keys at the same time. Maybe I pressed both, maybe I only pressed one. Whatever happened, certainly it doesn’t make any sense to press return and roll the dice. I’ll either…

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