Error/Fix: Error: Invalid Private Key with Amazon ELB

When setting up an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) with SSL: Error: “Error: Invalid Private Key” when attempting to upload your keyfile to Amazon EC2 Fix: Convert the key to a format that ELB likes with the command: openssl rsa -in somekeyfile.key -outform PEM edit: I got this message today “Error: Unable to parse certificate.” when… Continue reading Error/Fix: Error: Invalid Private Key with Amazon ELB

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AWS customer service

I must admit I’m a bit surprised. This morning, I tweeted about a DNS issues I was seeing on some EC2 instances (which turned out to be a Godaddy problem) Amazon responded to my tweet by opening up a support case: Hello, I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with DNS Services,… Continue reading AWS customer service

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Raspberry Pi case made from cardboard, cardstock, paper or plastic

A few months ago I designed a case for my Raspberry Pi that I could cut out of cardstock with a Silhouette Cameo. (this case is cut out of an overhead projector slide)   It was inspired by the Punnet case.  Except I wanted something that didn’t require glue to assemble and was a little… Continue reading Raspberry Pi case made from cardboard, cardstock, paper or plastic

Error/Fix: ‘SSLv2_method’ undeclared here (not in a function)

When building ruby 1.9.2 on Ubuntu 11.10 Error: ossl_ssl.c:110:1: error: ‘SSLv2_method’ undeclared here (not in a function) ossl_ssl.c:111:1: error: ‘SSLv2_server_method’ undeclared here (not in a function) ossl_ssl.c:112:1: error: ‘SSLv2_client_method’ undeclared here (not in a function) make[1]: *** [ossl_ssl.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/username/.rvm/src/ruby-1.9.2-p180/ext/openssl’ make: *** [mkmain.sh] Error 1 Fix: rvm pkg install openssl rvm… Continue reading Error/Fix: ‘SSLv2_method’ undeclared here (not in a function)

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OfficeMax Coupon Code

Another OfficeMax Coupon code. It’s good for $30 off your online purchase of $150 or more. Expires 12/17/2011 ZAH4HYK3UH8TXHBB Please post a comment here if you use it so that others won’t waste their time trying.

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Error/Fix: Disable byobu (screen) from automatically starting on login (EC2)

Error: If you run Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) on Amazon EC2, you may notice an annoying “feature” that they enabled on this release. A byobu session is started when you login. Fix: Fortunately, this is easy to fix: rm /etc/profile.d/Z98-byobu.sh Note: Also fortunate, this will not be the case for future releases as it has… Continue reading Error/Fix: Disable byobu (screen) from automatically starting on login (EC2)

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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot post-install checklist

Here are a few things that I typically do after installing Oneiric Ocelot… sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh sudo dpkg -P ubuntuone-client libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 ubuntuone-client-gnome ubuntuone-control-panel libubuntuone-1.0-1 libubuntuone1.0-cil banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore command-not-found ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data-extras gimp-plugin-registry sudo apt-get install git subversion build-essential nscd gnucash jets3t lm-sensors openjdk-6-jdk… Continue reading Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot post-install checklist

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