Is Ubuntu Ready for the Enterprise?

Yep, the title is click bait intended to grab attention… well as much of click bait as anything on techslaves.org can be (which is decidedly not very much) but I’ve just been pretty frustrated with Ubuntu as a client OS recently. There are two really annoying and critical bugs that have been sitting around, unresolved […]

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wxPython is Kicking my Ass!

Let me preface by saying that I’m not a programmer nor software developer nor anything of the sorts. I’m a sysadmin with scripting skills to solve automation problems, for the most part. I took all the C++ classes in High School but I never pursued software development as a serious academic interest or career. I […]

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Migration Weekend: Success

It was a long weekend of watching tape restores and restarting them as necessary but it’s finally over and everything appears to be mostly hunky dory! I did discovery yet more small misconfigurations and strange behaviour along the way: OpenLDAP’s syncrepl using “refereshAndPersist” wasn’t working how I expected it to, no new changes were replicating […]

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When using Syncrepl…

Quick OpenLDAP tip boys & girls… When using syncrepl to replicate from a master LDAP server to a slave LDAP server, always remember to configure the ACLs on the master LDAP server to allow the “sync dn” to read everything. I know it sounds entirely obvious but today I realized that the order in which […]

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