No SSH for you – how to fix OpenRG routers

I find interesting when faced a taken-for-granted situation, in particular in the tech world. This time’s history is about an Internet ADSL connection that allows all traffic but SSH. Yes, you read it correctly. It was very bizarre confirming such event was a real-life situation. I don’t claim to be a networking expert but at […]

Apache Phoenix for Cloudera CDH

Apache Phoenix is a relational database layer over HBase delivered as a client-embedded JDBC driver targeting low latency queries over HBase data. Apache Phoenix takes your SQL query, compiles it into a series of HBase scans, and orchestrates the running of those scans to produce regular JDBC result sets. What the above statement means for […]

What have we done?

Couple of weeks ago I was in the situation of having to setup up a new laptop. I decided to go with wheezy’s DVD installer. So far so good. I didn’t expect (somewhere in the lies-I-tell-myself dept.) to have GNOME as the default Debian desktop. However after install I’ve figured it was the new GNOME3 […]

New GPG Key 65F80A4D

Update: I no longer use this key. Instead I’ve transitioned to a new key: D562EBBE. A bit late but I’ve created a new 4096 RSA GPG key. I’ve published a transition document as well. I hope I can meet fellow Debian developers soon to get my new key signed. So,  if you are in town […]

Building non-service cartridges for RedHat Openshift

Cloud is passing the hype curve and we are seeing more stable developments and offerings on the market. Lately I’ve been playing with RedHat’s Openshift. Openshift is a PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering that intends to be an alternative for vendors such as Heroku. The focus for such offerings is to give developers enough […]

Subversion auth using SSH external key-pair

Usually, when using Subversion’s SSH authentication facility, Subversion’s client will make use of your own SSH-generated key-pair and read it from the proper location, usually $HOME/.ssh. However, there could be situations when you’ll need to use a different key-pair. In such situations you can use a nice trick to have svn+ssh authentication work smoothly. Let’s […]