Monthly Archives: June 2020

Fooling around with pkgadd (Solaris packages)

I basically had a Solaris SVR4 package that I needed to install. I didn’t care if the package worked or not after it installed. This is what happened when it first failed. pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully … Continue reading

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Changing root password on Solaris 11.3 x86

I’m posting this only because the process has changed a bit since I did it back in the days. Because I’m not using Solaris on SPARC, there’s no STOP-A, boot -s, etc. Just like back in the days with Solaris … Continue reading

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Install .NET 2.0 in Windows 10

What!? Why would you want to do that!? A friend of mine recently brought a computer to me for him to install some old software on. This happened to be some custom software that was written and required .NET 2.0. … Continue reading

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FATAL: invalid value for parameter “TimeZone”: “America/Los_Angeles” with DBeaver

I got that message when trying to use DBeaver to connect to a PostgreSQL DB. FATAL: invalid value for parameter “TimeZone”: “America/Los_Angeles” I found the fix here. The first thing to check is the timezone you have set on the … Continue reading

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Don’t buy/give gift cards! Store bought Visa gift cards are unsafe!

Unless someone really wants a gift card like the ones in the photo, I would not recommend it! They’re unsafe and prone to hacking. I’ve been burnt twice now for over $600 with no recourse. I bought these because I … Continue reading

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How to test open ports w/o telnet or nc

Found this out of necessity when a security team didn’t allow the installation of either telnet or nc. I initially thought ssh would work, but it doesn’t really work. The command is simple. Just do this: /dev/tcp/<host>/<port> Replace the <host> … Continue reading

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Use update-ca-trust! Or update-ca-certificates.

Don’t just append the /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt or the /etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt. Not long ago, I thought that it didn’t matter. I figured since the update-ca-trust command just updated the bundle, I might as well skip a step and go directly. I was wrong. … Continue reading

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Make your own pizza at home! It’s fun, easy, and delicious!

I thought about it a little bit, but not a lot. A friend of mine that used to work at a pizza place told me that your home oven is just not hot enough. That’s not exactly true. I started … Continue reading

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On the opposite sex …

Some interesting paraphrased quotes on the opposite sex from Chinese films. “Men will treat you well because you have value. As that value diminishes, you’ll see they’ll stop.” -paraphrased from The Enchanting Phantom “Women all know how to trick people … Continue reading

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How to clear the filesystem buffer cache in Linux

You would probably want to do this if you’re suspecting that there’s an issue where you’re falling short on memory, diagnosing performance issues, etc. It’s much faster than a reboot and if it solves your problem, you’ll know what to … Continue reading

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