Pidgin: Adding a Trusted Root CA Certificate

Wednesday October 02, 2013 by cl0secall

I've struggled with this for a few days. The cl0secall.net CA was not trusted by Pidgin, and I'd get certificate warnings wherever I connected from. There is no mention of this in the Pidgin FAQ, and various web searches turned up clues but no solutions. Through a combination of …

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Firefox Private Browsing & Window Raising

Monday September 30, 2013 by cl0secall

I've noticed several quirks when using Firefox. This is one of the more recent and annoying ones.

I first noticed it on windows, when there is more than one window open. In my case this means one "normal" window and one private browsing window. What will happen is that I'll …

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Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Monday September 23, 2013 by cl0secall

I saw this place driving through Fairfax a couple of months ago. Having already been to SmashBurger I was familiar with the concept of a Steakburger. I checked out some reviews on Yelp. I could (and probably will at some point) write a whole separate article about that. This particular …

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Exciting Times

Friday September 13, 2013 by cl0secall

We live in exciting times. Myself especially. I've been working recently on a number of projects. I'd like to post a good summary of everything, but I hesitate to since I'd also like to deprecate this blog engine. So I'll write some stream-of-consciousness type babble and then move on with …

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Battlefield 3: Black Screen of Death fixed

Saturday December 03, 2011 by cl0secall

In a previous post, I explained that while I was able to correct one major problem with BF3 after the 11-22 patch, I was now seeing a separate, more insidious issue where the game would lock up in between maps. I believe I've now fixed this as well by running …

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Battlefield 3: Post Patch Woes, Part 2

Tuesday November 29, 2011 by cl0secall

I was able to partially resolve my Battlefield 3 issues (as posted here) by running a "repair" operation on the game from the Origin client. Numerous rounds of Windows Updates and driver updates didn't help at all. Now the game seems to crash on map changes under certain circumstances, but …

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A Different Kind of Linkrot

Tuesday November 29, 2011 by cl0secall

I've increasingly noticed that searching the web for answers to various technical questions gets me a lot of dead-ends or infinite loops. For example, when searching recently for information on libnss-ldap and libnss-compat, I found this forum thread: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/miscellaneous/172807-name-service-switch-file-nsswitch-conf-what-compat.html. It conveniently doesn't answer …

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Battlefield 3: Post Patch Woes

Thursday November 24, 2011 by cl0secall

In short, the game won't launch post-patch (the Nov 22 patch). I've tried installing the latest AMD video drivers, and all of the current windows updates, to no avail. Now I'm going to try leaving it in this state (trying to launch) overnight to see what happens.

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FusionPBX Provisioning

Friday November 04, 2011 by cl0secall

I got FusionPBX Provisioning to work on my beta HomePBX system. Turns out that you must specify only one of TFTP or FTP provisioning directory, or else the system will not be able to write out all of the files. This is because it unsets one of the variables (\$file_name …

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FreeSwitch

Friday November 04, 2011 by cl0secall

One thing I feel I've learned in the world of systems administration is that although there is such a thing as good documentation, it's much like good food. It's only good right after you make it, or if you take very good care of it. Depending on how you made …

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