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VirtualBox with raw disk

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Power here (and in most areas around Toronto) has not been great the past week, and my little FreeBSD test server started misbehaving after a brown-out yeste...

Python unbuffered

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I came across a new-to-me Python thing today that was astonishingly useful, so thought I’d document it.

Google adds HTTPS as a search rank signal

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Yesterday, Google posted they were adding HTTPS as a search rank signal. This means if your site supports HTTPS your search results will be ranked higher. So...

TeamCity and git and overlapping branches

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Ran into an intersting edge case at work today with TeamCity’s git functionality that was fairly obscure, but Googling provided no useful information so I’ll...

Transcoding old videos

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I have a fairly large pile of old videos I’ve accumulated over the years, and as I’ve been running out of space on my NAS have started looking (again) at tra...

Adobe CQ Tar PM data file rotation bug

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At $WORK this week we encountered an extremely strange and annoying set of bugs in older versions of the Adobe CQ CMS system – specifically, in all CQ system...