Xcode/iOS license reminder

As a Homebrew user I find myself searching on how to agree to the new Xcode/iOS license after every Xcode update when I into the following error message on brew update: Agreeing to the Xcode/iOS license requires admin privileges, please re-run as root via sudo. Error: Failure while…

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Reinstall your iMac to fix a non-working right click

or how nuking my font caches fixed "secondary (right) click" Here's a short tale that left me flabbergasted earlier this week. Let's first introduce the main characters before embarking on this strange trip. First, the main character, an iMac, model "late 2013" running OS X 10.9.4, which has…

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Portscout for OpenBSD

Portscout is a neat tool that scans an entire ports tree and then checks the upstream sites for any new releases. This tool was originally written for FreeBSD and this weekend I hacked it up to work on the OpenBSD ports tree too. Welcome, OpenBSD! While adding initial OpenBSD support…

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mPower static IP configuration

For many devices it's nice to have them configured with DHCP, like mobile phones. But a powerbar'd better have an IP that won't change... By default the mPower devices come with DHCP enabled (with fallback to 192.168.1.20), in this post we'll have a look at setting a…

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Puppetized mFi controller

Recently I bought a Ubiquiti mPower which is part of their mFi-line of products for home automation. This comes with the mFi controller software which is a standalone Tomcat application used to control various mFi components. These can be smart powerbars, temperature/current/motion sensors, but also custom sensors (more…

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Prism.js additions

As mentioned before I started with programming VHDL and since I want to blog about that (among other topics), some nice syntax highlighting would help if when code snippets were included. So for syntax highlighting this blog uses Prism, however it lacked support for some languages and formats I work…

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