No, this blog is not dead

It’s been a long time since I last posted in the blog. For better or worse, life happened. Hopefully I’ll get around to posting again, and hopefully more often this time. I’ve got a pile of virtual post-it notes related to computer stuff that I should write down for better archiving and posterity. Because even … Read more

pac manager failure on debian stretch

After upgrading my laptop from Jessie 8.8 to Debian 9 Stretch on the 19th of June, 2017, PAC Manager stopped working. Specifically, it would start, but hanged when I tried to open a connection, either ssh or local. After searching around, I found the following post which seems to have given the solution: The … Read more

enable arrow keys support in nslookup

I use nslookup daily, and I find the fact that I can’t access previous commands or the command history inside nslookup command prompt frustrating to say the least. Looking for a solution, I stumbled across an question and answer and solved the annoyance. In Debian, do the following (as root, or with sudo): apt-get … Read more

apache2 mod_python version mismatch

I was getting some warnings in one machine’s Apache 2 web server error log regarding mod_python, see below: [Wed Jan 25 01:29:11.717727 2017] [:error] [pid 4389] python_init: Python version mismatch, expected ‘2.7.5+’, found ‘2.7.9’. [Wed Jan 25 01:29:11.717856 2017] [:error] [pid 4389] python_init: Python executable found ‘/usr/bin/python’. [Wed Jan 25 01:29:11.717864 2017] [:error] [pid 4389] … Read more

pc hardware stuff for sale

One of the rooms in my house is more like a hardware warehouse than an actual room.  Most of this stuff has to go, so I have a ton of stuff to sell or even give away, if you also buy something else. Indexing all these items will most likely be hell, which is why … Read more

rockettab malware source

I have been receiving spam in my Google search results after some date (it was near 2016-10-28 iirc) and tried to pinpoint the source of the problem.  Disabling all Google Chrome extensions, and re-enabling them one by one revealed the extension to cause this behavior is Facebook Video Downloader 1.9.1.  I am using Chrome extensions with … Read more

microsoft windows clock issue

I use both Linux and Microsoft Windows on one of my PCs.  Linux by choice, Windows due to compatibility issues with some drivers/software that I need for my work. I noticed that my Windows clock was misbehaving.  It was 2 or 3 (when using summer time) hours early, meaning it was displaying UTC time and … Read more