Nick Geoghegan

Professional Senior Yak Shaver

Category: Tech

Installing z-push on Debian 9

z-push is a great tool. It pretends to be an Exchange server, allowing you to have your IMAP server push emails to phones and other clients as if the client was talking to a real Exchange server. In this tutorial we will use an apache2 vhost with a LetsEncrypt cert, install z-push from source. The […]

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Configuring a YubiKey for TOTP on OSX

I recently got a YubiKey FIDO U2F as part of Yubico and Github’s bromance sale at a fairly heavy discount of $13 off! Mine, including shipping, cost $11. They had issues with the initial keys they sent out being partially configured – if you tried to force setup the FIDO U2F it would brick the […]

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Updating a Note II to 4.4.2

When O2 Ireland got bought out by Three, I feared that all updates for the Note II (N7100) would stop. I was not mistaken – a number of months in, and no updates with no plan to update. The phone is also loaded down with O2 crapware that you cannot remove. Three support the Note […]

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Bye Bye RSS

Recently both Facebook and Twitter, yet again, changed their methods for accessing a users RSS feed. Sorry lads, but I’m sick of all the nasty hacks and workarounds. The two statuses in the sidebar shall be no more.

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince

I’m not a person who particularly had heros when growing up. ~ Dennis Ritchie Today, news broke that Dennis Ritchie had passed away at aged 70 after a long, but unspecified illness. It is hard to say how much of an impact he has had on computing over the years, as it’s incalculable. Today I found out […]

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Tech Bubble

Funny thing is, I don’t know if I should take the title seriously.

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Saving bandwidth with Maths

Instead of us sending files through the internet, we should simply send mathematical formulas and the answers. Sure, compression does this, but I’ve come up with a better idea. MD5Sum the file SHA2 the file Send the MD5, SHA2 and the file size to the other computer Compute the answer The implementation is left as an exercise for the reader

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Thoughts on the Amazon outage

Disaster Recovery needs to be a primary objective when planing and implementing any IT project, outsourced or not. The ‘Cloud’ isn’t magic, the ‘Cloud’ isn’t fail-proof, the ‘Cloud’ requires hardware, software, networking, security, support and execution – just like anything else. All the fancy marketing speak, recommendations and free trials, can’t replace the need to […]

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Disable WordPress Plugins

All too often, I see a WordPress plugin misbehaving or causing a lot of grief – often locking the user out from wp-admin, which prevents them from disabling the dodgy plugin in the first place. There are a number of ways that you can disable the plugins, and a quick Google recommends that you go […]

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An open note to Packard Bell about Recovery disks

Evening, I made a complete balls of my Windows Install including the recovery partition, and the self made recovery DVD’s are scratched beyond recognition. Is it possible to get the CD’s off of you? Regards, Nick Hello, Thank you for contacting Packard Bell. Regarding your enquiry, For information about availability and prices, please call the […]

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