Bamboo Invoice on Centos with Nginx

BambooInvoice is free Open Source invoicing software intended for small businesses and independent contractors. It is easy to use and creates pretty good looking invoices.

It is a simple PHP application that is based on the CodeIgniter framework. This means it is really simple to install on a typically LAMP ...

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Writeable TFTP Server On CentOS

Well this caught me out for an embarassingly long time. There are loads of examples of setting up a TFTP server on the web. The vast majority of them assume that you are using them read-only for PXE booting.

I needed to make it writeable so that it could be ...

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In praise of old school UNIX

What am I doing today? Documentation that is what. I am writing a document on how to do this. To any Linux user it is a very simple process and I could just give them a link to my own website.

I am not writing this for a techinical audience ...

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Trac with Nginx on Centos

Trac is an excellent online project management tool. Nginx us a great web server. Surely the combination of the two should be a match made in heaven. I would say so, although there are a couple problems. The easiest way to deploy Trac is on Apache using mod_wsgi or FastCGI ...

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SFTP Chroot on CentOS

This came up today where I needed to give secure file transfer to customers. To complicate things I had to use an out-of-the-box RHEL6 system. The obvious answer was to use SSH and limit those users to SFTP only. Locking them into a chroot was not a requirement, but it ...

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I have a Raspberry Pi

Just got my new toy! I have to admit that I am not completely certain what I will do with it yet though.

It will certainly start by running Music Player Daemon.

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Installing PostgreSQL on Fedora 17

With the new systemd this now requires a couple of manual steps.

Obviously we start by installing the RPMS themselves:

sudo yum install postgresql-server postgresql

If you were to now try and start the server it would fail as there is no database. The old SysV init script had an ...

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Skype video on Fedora 64bit

Install Skype – I used these instructions. This will seem to get everything working, but video will just give you a black screen and no error message. This is because Skype is 32 bit and your webcam driver is 64 bit. Make sure you have libv4l.i686 installed along with a ...

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Ubuntu upgrade problems

Usually the release upgrade is relatively trouble-free, but this time I had a minor problem. After the upgrade I had no X Windows. It turned out that the NVidia driver not loading.

I had to boot it up in rescue mode, which is selectable from the Grub menu. From there ...

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