Technical Journal

This journal documents some of the technical problems I've faced in implementing Linux and FreeBSD systems over the years. The older material is taken from notes, supplemented by my imperfect memory in some cases.

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--2017--

11 Jul, 2017 Upgrading to Debian Stretch

--2016--

20 Dec, 2016 Handling CSV files from financial institutions
20 Dec, 2016 Upgrading opal (APU1D4) to Freebsd 11.0
15 Oct, 2016 A Resurrection in VMWare
01 May, 2016 Upgrading to Windows 10, version 1511
30 Apr, 2016 Building a wireless hub

--2015--

21 Nov, 2015 Re-organising amber
01 Nov, 2015 Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10
15 Sep, 2015 Crimson Refresh
30 Aug, 2015 Xfce4 multiple monitors (again)
25 Aug, 2015 OpenBSD support for Netgear WNA1000Mv2 USB wireless adapter
08 Aug, 2015 Setting up httpd on OpenBSD 5.7
04 Aug, 2015 Installing OpenBSD 5.7 on a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop
26 Jul, 2015 Installing OpenBSD 5.7 on a Toshiba Satellite 4060XCDT laptop
19 Jul, 2015 Macbook Pro - Upgrading disk and memory
18 Jul, 2015 Working through a Microsoft Proxy Server (reprise)
26 May, 2015 Upgrading Debian wheezy to jessie
23 Mar, 2015 GRML on a Dell Latitude E6500
22 Mar, 2015 How I broke the BBC

--2014--

30 Nov, 2014 X startup errors after "pkg upgrade" in FreeBSD
30 Jul, 2014 Debian Wheezy - UTC or LOCAL hardware clock?
22 Jun, 2014 ADSL Router Monitoring
03 May, 2014 FreeBSD Build Process
03 May, 2014 Moving to Sky Broadband
11 Jan, 2014 FreeBSD 10 ispell port
10 Jan, 2014 Off-site backups using tarsnap

--2013--

31 Dec, 2013 Clojure development - migrate to cider on Debian
30 Dec, 2013 Clojure development - migrate to cider on Mac OS X
30 Dec, 2013 Building emacs on Mac OS X Mavericks
28 Dec, 2013 OS X Mavericks is driving me mad
27 Dec, 2013 Building ispell on OSX Mavericks
27 Dec, 2013 rpi-update ate my SD card
19 Dec, 2013 Extending disk space on LVM
11 Oct, 2013 Migrating to FreeBSD 10
24 Apr, 2013 Installing Debian Wheezy (Testing)
01 Apr, 2013 Adding an SSD

--2012--

18 Dec, 2012 OpenSMTPD and OpenBSD 5.2
07 Sep, 2012 Upgrading to FreeBSD 9.1
30 Aug, 2012 SOAP Client in Clojure
19 Aug, 2012 Setting up a Wireless Repeater
19 Jun, 2012 psgml-mode and emacs 24
18 Jun, 2012 Migrating from Thunderbird to Outlook email
25 Mar, 2012 Emacs startup delay on Windows 7
10 Mar, 2012 Migrating to a mirror raid on Debian
20 Feb, 2012 Upgrading to OpenBSD-current
19 Feb, 2012 Funny foreign characters

--2011--

22 Dec, 2011 Migrating Clojure to 1.3
03 Dec, 2011 Associating files with Emacs on Windows 7
03 Dec, 2011 Deleting locked folders in Windows 7
27 Nov, 2011 Sendmail on OpenBSD
25 Nov, 2011 Installing and setting up OpenBSD
24 Nov, 2011 Deleting attachments in Thunderbird
02 Apr, 2011 Dual monitors under Debian
14 Feb, 2011 Upgrading to Debian squeeze

--2010--

19 Dec, 2010 Samba printing problems after upgrade
16 Jun, 2010 Crimson Motherboard Death
09 May, 2010 Getting Wake On Lan (WOL) working
11 Apr, 2010 Dealing with Unicode in filenames
04 Feb, 2010 FreeBSD partition resizing required
02 Jan, 2010 New Year, New Hard Drives

--2009--

28 Dec, 2009 My First Little Macbook
29 Oct, 2009 Another PC Fatality
10 Jun, 2009 Too many sound cards
02 May, 2009 Crimson is dead; long live Crimson
29 Mar, 2009 Booting linux in single-user mode
01 Mar, 2009 The hydrus standard Debian install
28 Feb, 2009 Upgrading to FreeBSD 7.1
27 Feb, 2009 Upgrading to Debian Lenny

--2008--

26 Oct, 2008 Inaccessible Windows Workgroup
13 Aug, 2008 Windows IDE controller drops into PIO mode
02 May, 2008 Netgear MA401 Wireless Drivers on Debian
27 Apr, 2008 Creating FreeBSD packages from ports
16 Apr, 2008 Secure SMTP and POP access on FreeBSD
20 Mar, 2008 Using iptables on Debian Linux
14 Mar, 2008 Installing FreeBSD 7.0 on a Lenovo Thinkpad Z61p
02 Mar, 2008 Sendmail configuration to support rDNS change
09 Feb, 2008 Building a Shoutcast Server
29 Jan, 2008 Upgrading packages for FreeBSD 6.3

--2007--

20 Nov, 2007 Installing Debian Etch on a Thinkpad Z61p
09 Nov, 2007 Symbolic links on Windows
04 Nov, 2007 Building man pages with Docbook
13 Oct, 2007 Hi-jack! Take this domain name to Spain
04 Jun, 2007 Working through a Microsoft Proxy Server
26 May, 2007 Virtual Terminal problem with XOrg 7.2 on FreeBSD
19 May, 2007 NFS from an unreliable server
29 Apr, 2007 Upgrading Debian sarge to etch
27 Apr, 2007 Weird Scenes inside the Local Area Network
26 Feb, 2007 Gray Listing with Sendmail
15 Feb, 2007 SMTP client authentication for Sendmail
08 Feb, 2007 Building FreeBSD for multiple machines

--2006--

29 Oct, 2006 Crimson's Near Death Experience
17 Aug, 2006 Xorg nv driver problems after etch upgrade
22 Jul, 2006 FreeBSD iwi support in 6-STABLE
23 Jun, 2006 Automatic Removal of Attachments in Outlook Folders
14 Jun, 2006 Tracking spam
10 Apr, 2006 Installing FreeBSD on a Toshiba Portege P3500
02 Apr, 2006 Dual booting, dynamic DNS and DHCP
02 Apr, 2006 Dual booting and Daylight Saving Time (reprise)
17 Mar, 2006 Installing Rails on Solaris 9
14 Mar, 2006 Configuring DNS and a DHCP server
04 Mar, 2006 CVS and a bad memory
26 Feb, 2006 Debian apt-get - no public key?
23 Feb, 2006 X problems across OpenSSH
02 Jan, 2006 Upgrading FreeBSD 5.4 to 6.0

--2005--

30 Dec, 2005 Google - Where did my pages go?
28 Oct, 2005 Yet another FreeBSD 4.x to 5.x upgrade
02 Oct, 2005 Improved Web Publishing
22 Sep, 2005 Website Validation
22 Sep, 2005 Docbook and XHTML
09 Aug, 2005 Upgrading Debian Stable to Sarge
18 Jun, 2005 SSH and DNS
07 Jun, 2005 Sound problems with Windows 2000
12 Mar, 2005 Modifying the FreeBSD base system sendmail
10 Mar, 2005 Upgrading to FreeBSD 5.3
19 Jan, 2005 Deleting spam from a POP3 server
01 Jan, 2005 Ugly fonts in X
01 Jan, 2005 Netgear FA331 on Debian Linux

--2004--

31 Oct, 2004 Portupgrade for binary upgrades on FreeBSD
10 Oct, 2004 UNIX printing to a CUPS server
17 Jul, 2004 Dual booting and Daylight Saving Time
17 Jul, 2004 Thumbnail production with the Gimp
15 Jun, 2004 Web Publishing using make
07 Jun, 2004 J2SE on Debian
03 Jun, 2004 Docbook Stylesheets
12 Apr, 2004 Re-configuring Sendmail
10 Apr, 2004 Duplicate FreeBSD Server
02 Apr, 2004 Configuring Exim
02 Apr, 2004 Server Backup and Disaster Recovery
15 Mar, 2004 Validating XHTML
24 Jan, 2004 Mozilla and TrueType fonts on FreeBSD
06 Jan, 2004 Moving from Redhat 7.3 to Debian

--2003--

07 Dec, 2003 Upgrading Debian from stable to testing
27 Nov, 2003 Another Debian Install
08 Nov, 2003 Installing Debian
24 Oct, 2003 Handling Spam
08 Oct, 2003 Rotating Apache Log Files
28 Sep, 2003 DHCP and a wireless card (reprise)
28 Sep, 2003 Upgrading FreeBSD via cvsup
21 Sep, 2003 Keeping FreeBSD ports updated
21 Sep, 2003 Disk Error Diagnosis
03 Sep, 2003 Swapping hard drive boot disks between machines
14 May, 2003 Java on FreeBSD
01 May, 2003 FreeBSD on a Thinkpad
14 Apr, 2003 SSH and X forwarding on FreeBSD
13 Apr, 2003 XML for documentation
09 Apr, 2003 DHCP and a wireless PCMCIA card
03 Apr, 2003 Adding a CD recorder to Linux
27 Mar, 2003 Sendmail Saga [V] Loose Ends
27 Mar, 2003 Sendmail Saga [IV] DHCP and resolv.conf
27 Mar, 2003 Sendmail Saga [III] Meddling
27 Mar, 2003 Sendmail Saga [II] Sendmail Configuration
27 Mar, 2003 Sendmail Saga [I] Building the Server
27 Mar, 2003 The Sendmail Saga [Intro]

--2002--

01 Dec, 2002 X Mouse Acceleration settings
21 Oct, 2002 Installing Grub
15 Oct, 2002 FreeBSD - Post Installation Tweaks
14 Oct, 2002 Installing FreeBSD on a Laptop
21 Sep, 2002 Installing FreeBSD
22 Jun, 2002 Linux printing to Windows printer
31 Mar, 2002 Going broadband

--2001--

31 Jul, 2001 First Linux defect encountered
10 May, 2001 Upgrading to Redhat 7.1

--1999--

05 Sep, 1999 Fun with X
04 Sep, 1999 Enlarging the disk space
21 Aug, 1999 Going LAN
14 Aug, 1999 Initial Linux install
12 Aug, 1999 Linux test platform