From the Burrow

Browsing remote servers with eshell

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

As a budding Emacs nerd I’m looking at replacing my current awesome terminal emulator Terminator (it’s in the Ubuntu repos) with a shell within emacs.

I had a play with eshell and it worked well, but I wanted to be able to use a feature called find-file-at-point which opens the file your cursor is currently over in the buffer.

Turns out this is pretty damn easy: cd /ssh:username@servername:/path/you/want

Hit return, type in your password and you in!

Asimov & Arthur C. Clarke

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

A couple of lovely short stories to fill your lunch breaks. Enjoy!


2012-01-17 00:00:00 +0000

testing a new client

Tips for Remote Unix Work (SSH, screen, and VNC) -

2011-12-18 00:00:00 +0000 Very human explanation of some very useful features of ssh

Oh my!

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Damn I must have been writing code tired again. Theres some janky stuff in there!

p.s. Looks like I havent entirely grasped launchpad’s branching properly. I best do some more reading

Back on track

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Alright, twas a mistake on my side.
Now into the world of comments in wordpress

Back developing

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

The new job is going well but has kept me busy. It’s one of those projects which grew lurchingly out of a experiment into a system whos goals keep being changed as moe information is found out.
A bit of a pain but still I’ve learnt alot. I’ll certainly be posting a good few things about making daemons in python as while there is some very good code online there are a couple of tweaks to that really help when working with multiple repositries on the same server.
I’ve also taken the time to pull down my code for pressly the python library and am reviewing what I have done so far so I can see how I am going to handle the next bit. I would like to get comments working properly and the wordpress API seems to be quite good with comments, so I will be able to employ some slightly different techniques that I have had to use so far.
Well, times’a wasting!

Next week will likely have more updates

2011-11-04 00:00:00 +0000

I’m currently wrapping up a SCCM rollout where I work and once this documentation is done I’ll be glad to hand it over.

Honestly I don’t know why Microsoft ever make exams. They should just set the student down with a undermaintained network and a sccm install dvd and wait.

If the student lives they pass.

I feel proud yet slightly dirty to be finishing this successfully and am ready to dive headlong into studying Solaris to purge this all from my mind!

Anyhoo hope your all well, chat to you soon!

Long time no posting

2011-10-26 00:00:00 +0000

It has been some time!

Been off on holiday in bulgaria, have got the reprap started (and well on the way to finishing), been to my first Reprap user group meetup which was fantastic, been building a small stove…and obviously craploads of stuff at work too!

SO aye, sorry for the quiet spot, I’m back and blogging.


Zenoss cron jobs...

2011-09-15 00:00:00 +0000

…Note to self, when writing cron jobs to run as the zenoss user make sure you set the $ZENHOME environment variable in cron or in your script.

I’ve been a total noob chasing this around for days