Check SSL Connection Foo

It was that time of the year, when I had to renew some SSL certificates. Renewing and updating them in the server is a nice and easy process. But checking, whether the server is delivering the correct certificate and, that I updated and popluated the intermediate certificates correctly, is a different story. For websites it […]

Nagios check_disk Foo on Ubuntu 15.10

Another day another foo, this time done to the check_disk plugin for Nagios on Ubuntu. After updating to 15.10 my disk space check all of a sudden failed with this one here: DISK CRITICAL – /sys/kernel/debug/tracing is not accessible: Permission denied It seemed a little odd, especially when I could access that file normally before. […]

OpenVPN Windows Service Foo (Updated)

As a longtime OpenVPN user on Linux I thought it would be an easy task to set up OpenVPN as a service on Windows. Well, I was right… and couldn’t be wronger. Setting up the service is part of the installation notes for OpenVPN. Just search for “Running OpenVPN as a Windows Service” in the […]

Lync CTRL-Enter Foo (Update)

It seems that Microsoft’s products creating more and more foos. This time it is Lync, also known as Skype for Business. It is okay, that Lync uses the Enter key to send a message or the CTRL-Enter combination start a call. But it is not okay that there is no way to change these key […]

Windows 8.1 Store App Can’t Open Foo

Windows continues to kick my behind. Out of the blue the Windows 8.1 installation on my workstation didn’t want to open the store app. Not that I really need or want it. But the same happened for the settings app, which was a little bit of a problem. I should have taken a screenshot but […]

avelsieve Updates…

I was using SquirrelMail and the Sieve plugin avelsieve for quite a while. And I once made the commitment on the mailing list to do some further development on avelsieve to make it work with newer PHP versions and fix other problems. The result was my own little update and some not yet released stuff […]

Outlook Monthly Calendar View Foo

MS Outlook is in itself already a very annoying and not very pleasant piece of software. But sometimes you have to use it, no matter what. I will live. But running again and again into the problem that Outlook conveniently forgets the correct calendar view really became a problem. Especially when it happens to everybody […]

Mac OS Re-Install With New Apple ID Foo

Re-installing MacOS should be a piece of cake. Just go into recovery mode by pressing Command+R during boot and start recovering. It should be… But that is only true for the common case. If you perform the internet recovery and you are using a brand new Apple ID, then you are screwed. In that case […]

Automatic Ubuntu Kernel Clean Up Foo (Update)

Cleaning up old kernel images on a Ubuntu machine is a quite annoying task. If you forget it and you have a separate /boot partition, then you will sooner or later run out of disk space. And then of course all your updates will fail. Doing the clean up manually is, as mentioned, more than […]