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nowhere.dk moves to Tumblr
I’ve decided to move nowhere.dk from a self-hosted Wordpress to Tumblr.
The move has not been without problems - Right now none of the old links are working as I cannot get redirect pages to work as intended, I do apologize and promise to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Old comments are also missing, they will be imported to Disqus as soon as I get the redirect issue solved. And there’s still some layout cleanup to be done.
nowhere.dk outage 2013-03-03
Nowhere.dk (the entire domain) was offline today from 09:47 to 10:46 UTC follwing a major outage at Cloudflare.com.
Points to Cloudflare.com for releasing a full incident report.
IPv6 with tunnelbroker.net, ChicagoVPS and Ubuntu
I have recently moved my hosting to a couple of VPSes at ChicagoVPS and wanted to use IPv6 (via tunnelbroker.net)
ChicagoVPS uses OpenVZ which presents a couple of problems
$ ifconfig sit0
sit0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
$ sudo modprobe ipv6
FATAL: Module ipv6 not found.
It turns out, this is a fairly common problem though OpenVZ is supposed to support IPv6. Luckily, someone made a small userland program (tb-tun, which “tunnels” IPv6 tunnels through a TUN/TAP device.
iptables on a ChicagoVPS (OpenVZ) VPS
iptables is not always easy to deal with so I prefer to use Uncomplicated firewall (ufw) in Ubuntu, because it simplifies configuring and maintaining my firewall rules.
Unfortunately, ufw does not play nice with OpenVZ containers so I decided to find something else. In the end (after testing various things) I decided to install the package iptables-persistent which is not as sexy as ufw but gets the job done.
Damn you, Google!
First post in a long time - Don’t worry, I haven’t been abducted by aliens from Omicron Persei 8
So today, Felicia Day launched her new personal show called the The Flog. Since I enjoyed this first episode immensely I decided it was time to extend my use of Youtube and subscribe to the channel (user?) Geek & Sundry.
To the *sshats at Google: Why, oh why, do you punish me for using Google Apps?
What’s the problem, you ask? Well, the problem wasn’t like it used to be (where I simply couldn’t log on to Youtube, unlike other services it didn’t give me the opportunity to switch to my non-apps Google account. So I had to log out from Apps account. Log in to my Google account, do whatever on Youtube and the log back into my Apps account - After logging of the Google Account, otherwise Google services would choose that as default).
No, I was presented with a message telling, Youtube access hadn’t been enabled by my administrator. Easy peasy. I would just go to the domain control panel in Google Apps and enable. Right?
After remembering where the services are (that’s “Organization & Users” -> “Services” for future reference) I couldn’t find any Youtube. Turns out, I’m in the wrong country.
This is the fix:
- On the Dashboard, select “Try Google Apps for Business Free”
- On the next page, select “Country/Region: United States” and click “Begin Free Trial”
- Now, a checkout window appear. Simply close it
- Go to “Organization & Users” -> “Services” in your Apps control panel
- Enable Youtube services
- Wait five minutes
- Log on to Youtube using your Google Apps account
In the end, it all worked out. And who can stay mad after watching @feliciaday in “The Flog”; @wilw and @grantimihara battle for (Small) World domination in “Table Top” - And last but least, a new video from @TheGuild called “I’m The One That’s Cool”. Oh, and this tweet.
Installing Cisco VPN Client on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
As always with a new Ubuntu release comes the problem of getting Cisco’s VPN client to install (and no, using vpnc instead is not really an option since the VPN concentrator doesn’t play nice and drops the connection from time to time)
The problem this time is the kernel version of Ubuntu 11.10 - The new 3.0 series kernel.
I’ve made a patch which will make the kernel module compile and install on the 3.0 kernel.
If you have the vanilla Linux client, you still need the patches here - If the installation/compile fails, make sure you have installed all relevant patches as will as the packages needed to install (ia32-libs build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`).