Repairing Outlook PST files

October 8, 2014

Being met with an error when opening Outlook or (worse), an archived PST file, can be a frightening experience. Fortunately Microsoft’s Inbox Repair Tool does a good job at recovering mails in many cases.

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Positive passwords

October 6, 2014

If you believe in the power of positive affirmations, why not combine it with the security of strong passwords?

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Gamify your life

October 5, 2014

I realize this is a very short blog post, but I just wanted to point anyone interested at this link:

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Running BackupPC with lighttpd instead of Apache

September 28, 2014

I have been running BackupPC to back up jails on a FreeBSD box for a while now and been very satisfied with its stability. However recently I ran into problems with upgrading Apache, which is used as an optional web interface for BackupPC.

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Set environment variable for one command with csh

September 23, 2014

Setting an environment variable for the next command is easy with bash – as it turns out, also with csh. Here’s how:

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portmaster -a upgrades db48 repeatedly

September 22, 2014

On a FreeBSD box, each time I ran “portmaster -a” it wanted to reinstall the db48 package. This fixed it:

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