Linux

Periodic security reviews (and a bit of a rant)

Today marks one month that my "work time" is 100% devoted to Red Hat; last month I "retired" from any of the IT/web work for my church that I've been doing for the last 12 or so years. It's been an interesting month being able to spend time on things that I want to spend on outside of regular Red Hat work hours. =) My rediscovered and available time has been spent ...

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Christianity

Consumer Christianity

Today we held a "Ministry Fair" at the church that serves to highlight the many ministries within our church as a way to highlight the sorts of things we do and also to allow others to volunteer and serve in particular areas where we have need. As I stood at my station, I began to think about the church and why I, with my family, attend and serve... and it caused some interesting reflection ...

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BSD

Replacing a FreeNAS drive

I was on holidays a few weeks ago and decided to replace an aging Mac Pro that I had been using as a Plex server with a new FreeNAS box, since I could run a jail with Plex. So I used the four 3TB WD Red drives in the Mac Pro with another two new similar drives to construct a new FreeNAS box.

Of course, the problem with those four drives I used as a ...

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Linux

Current progress of new blog platform

I've not had much time in the past week to work on the blog platform due to getting back to work after two weeks off. So that means future enhancements to the blog will take a bit longer.

I managed to implement a fairly basic commenting system that works well, so at least now you can offer your thoughts and comments on blog posts. The one thing that's really missing before I redirect the ...

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Life

Welcome to the new journey

This is the first post on my new blogging platform that I've written from scratch using Flask and Python. I've been using Drupal to host annvix.com for quite some time (mostly for consulting client information) and have used WordPress for years on linsec.ca. To be quite honest, I'm tired of Drupal, Wordpress, and PHP in general so I set out to try something new. I have been using Flask at work now ...

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macOS

Adding Dash support to Komodo IDE

I've recently found and become a fan of the Dash documentation browser for OS X. It has some neat integration with some applications, like Sublime Text and PyCharm (both of which I use), but not for Komodo IDE (which I also use). So this post is to show how easy it is to integrate the two.

Dash uses a URL scheme of dash://[query] that makes it really easy to tie into any application ...

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Life

Bye Bye Mediawiki

Just a quick note to say that I've shifted things around and have put most of the mediawiki content on as pages on the blog. This way I don't have to worry about updating both mediawiki and wordpress. I'm getting older and have less interest in patching things unnecessarily, so I've moved all of that information over. As a result, all of the old Annvix content is now gone as well. ...

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Linux

Serial console support in Grub2

This is another one of those "just so I don't forget" posts. I'm working towards migrating from IPA in a KVM-based virtual machine running CentOS 6 to one running CentOS 7 and the way of making serial consoles work in 7 is different than it was in 6 because CentOS 7 (and thus RHEL7) use Grub2.

Instead of editing /boot/grub.cfg, you need to edit /etc/defaults/grub and add:

GRUB_TERMINAL="serial" GRUB_SERIAL_COMMAND="serial --unit=0 --speed=115200"

The above will enable Grub output to ...

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Linux

Getting started with firewalld

I'm mostly writing this for my own reference as I spent a bunch of time figuring this out while I was on holidays with some serious oVirt misadventures and didn't document any of what I did, so since I had to reinstall CentOS 7, I'm stuck doing this all over again.

Effectively I'm migrating from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and trying to take advantage of the new way of doing things. I could easily ...

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