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TermRecord – A tool for Terminal Session Recorder

I’ve been using script utility to record terminal session history in various *nix systems. The tool is very handy for a review of commands executed and their output during a system upgrade, or when generating a log of events. Sometimes, the output may contain extra characters that may distract you from reviewing . . . Read more

Using IPF in your SmartMachine

Have you ever wondered how many unique IP addresses is hitting your web server ? Recently I was wondering about that, so I decided to check out my webserver’s access.log to see what was happening. A quick scan of the access log revealed some interesting information: [root@machine-unix ~]# cat <path/to/access.log> . . . Read more

Brew Update Issues

If you see an error when updating brew in the console along the lines of: $ brew update error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge: share/man/man1/brew.1 Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge. Per https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/issues/13581, this is a permissions issue . . . Read more

A Mini Encryption and CloudUploader Tool

I’ve been playing with encryption tools on various platforms and I have put together a mini application called CloudUploader for OSX Lion. The task is very basic and simple but useful too. What it simply does is that it allows you to select a file of your choice, zips the . . . Read more

Alfred Workflow:IPv4 Reverse Resolution

The following is an Alfred Workflow to reverse an IP address with in-addr.arpa appended to it. For example to change the IP address from: to: 132.225.165.in-addr.arpa One might want to use a workflow like this: The Run Script contains the following: #/bin/bash IP=”{query}” SPLIT=`echo $IP | awk -F. ‘{print $3″.”$2″.”$1″.””in-addr.arpa”}’` . . . Read more

SmartMachine Tools Package

Starting from  2012Q1 pkgsrc and later, you can download a toolset, a package called smtools from the Joyent pkgsrc repository which can benefit SmartMachine users in many ways. You can find more information here. The one currently I have in my own SmartMachine is the 20130103 package # pkgin se smtools smtools-20130103 . . . Read more

How To Automate Your Daily Tasks with Automator

If you are spending a lot of time in front of the computer doing things, and these tasks are getting repetitive then you might find easier to use Mac’s Automator application. Whether it may be writing specific type of emails, or charting graphs, or anything. Just choose your poison and . . . Read more

illumos (and SmartOS) / ZFS Days

Brought to you by the same people who organized dtrace.conf in April, 2012, this two-day event will be your opportunity to catch up on the illumos family (including, of course, SmartOS) and ZFS, and hear what’s new and what’s coming in this exciting and powerful family of technologies. Dates illumos Day: Monday, October 1st, 2012 . . . Read more

Beginning with SmartOS

If you happened to have a copy of the latest release of VMware Fusion, you can  start with SmartOS in your Mac Mountain Lion right now. The following post is intended to be a very simple introductionary tutorial for SmartOS. It is really to fun to play with and it will . . . Read more