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Tips & Tricks : Ubuntu 18.04 missing packages

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Once you install Ubuntu 18.04 some packages might not be found by default in repositories (example: php7.2-fpm).

If you want to have more packages available just add repository with more packages available 🙂

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Now you can enjoy more standard packages available.

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Tips & Tricks : xcrun: error after upgrading to macOS Mojave

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After upgrading to macOS Mojave you might experience following error when trying to run some command line tools like git, for example:

xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun

To resolve that run those commands in Terminal:

sudo xcode-select --switch /Applications/Xcode.app
sudo xcode-select --switch /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools

Issue should be resolved.

 

 

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Cryptocurrency : ArcticCoin (ARC) MasterNode Diagnostics

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Once you have MasterNode configured, you might want to check status and see, if everything works fine.

// Start ArcticCoin MasterNode

Once you have arcticcoind up and running you can start MasterNode role.

arcnode01@arc-srv-01:~/.arcticcore$ arcticcoin-cli goldminenode start-all
{
"overall": "Successfully started 1 goldminenodes, failed to start 0, total 1",
"detail": {
"status": {
"alias": "mn1",
"result": "successful"
}
}
}

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Cryptocurrency : ArcticCoin (ARC) MasterNode Setup

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If you interested in cryptocurrency and want to support certain coin and community as well as earn some money, you might be interested in running MasterNode for chosen coins.

In this article I put together some quick guide how to setup ArcticCoin MasterNode. I have this MasterNode setup and running on dedicated VPS with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 64-bit.

So, once you identified hosting provider of your choice, check if you can deploy VPS with that operating system.

Once you have server deployed you can SSH to it as root and follow commands below…

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How-to : Microsoft App-V Infrastructure Deployment

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For testing purposes I deployed Microsoft AppV infrastructure.

 

Systems presented on diagram above:

  • Core-DC-01 – Domain Controller – deployed prior to AppV installation
  • Core-SQL-01 – SQL Server – deployed prior to AppV installation
  • AppV-SRV-01 – AppV Management Server
  • AppV-WKS-01 – AppV Sequencer Workstation

Installation process for systems listed above below.

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Tips & Tricks : Add Sublime Text to right-click menu in Windows

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To make using Sublime Text 3 more convenient, you can add this to right-click context menu.

It will simplify ability to open any file and/or folder with Sublime Text right from Windows Explorer.

@echo off
SET st2Path=C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe

rem add it for all file types
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3"         /t REG_SZ /v "" /d "Open with Sublime Text 3"   /f
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3"         /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /v "Icon" /d "%st2Path%,0" /f
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3\command" /t REG_SZ /v "" /d "%st2Path% \"%%1\"" /f

rem add it for folders
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3"         /t REG_SZ /v "" /d "Open with Sublime Text 3"   /f
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3"         /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /v "Icon" /d "%st2Path%,0" /f
@reg add "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Open with Sublime Text 3\command" /t REG_SZ /v "" /d "%st2Path% \"%%1\"" /f
pause
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How-to : Extend internal storage with SD Card on Android 6.0

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Many phones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow has disable ability to use SD card as extension of internal storage. That limits number of apps we can install on the phone.

However, there is quick fix which allows to enforce SD card to work as Internal Storage extension.

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Tips & Tricks : Elasticsearch and Java insufficient memory

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By default elasticsearch has 2GB of RAM set for JVM. In case you run it on VM with less memory you need to change:

  • Xms2g to –Xms512m
  • Xmx2g to –Xmx512m

in /etc/elasticsearch/jvm.options configuration file.

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Tips & Tricks : Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry Service

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In case Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry process takes a lot of your processor, you can easily remove it:

  1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Execute following commands in Command Prompt:
  • sc delete DiagTrack
  • sc delete dmwappushservice
  • echo “” > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl
  • reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection” /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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How-to : Windows Event Collector: DNS Event Log Forwarding

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Tomasz Jagiello strikes back as guest writer 🙂 This time on Windows Event Collector configuration for DNS Event Log forwarding. Very good how-to with detailed configuration.

Design where via Group Policy a Domain Controller group will be configured to forward DNS Server events to a single collector.

To test and demonstrate Event Log Forwarding I built simple Lab environment:

  • 2x Domain Controllers (DC1, DC2)
  • 1x Event Collector (SRV1).

win-event-collector-dns-01

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