Starcraft 2 - Legacy of the Void, Ubuntu 14.04 Wine and Linux problems [solved]

Proceed at your own risk, don't run commands if you don't have backups and aren't prepared to restore them

Like all things Wine, this post will only be relevant for the next few months, new issues will emerge in the future so keep that in mind, as will cleaner solutions.

Primary problems ...

Upgrading Node from source with a script

I got bored building node from the command line so here's a script which works on my Ubuntu 14.x machine, you'll need to apt-get install a few things i.e. python g++ make checkinstall fakeroot

#!/bin/bash
# select your major version number, i.e. 4, 5...
series=4

# determine the latest version ...

Solved: (g15daemon) did not claim interface 0 before use

I use an Ubuntu system with a Logitech G15 keyboard and the g15daemon package installed through apt, but it has a nasty annoying issue of spamming the system kern.log file multiple times per second after resuming from sleep with something similar to the following:

kernel: [316599.009095] usb 5-2.4: usbfs: process 29477 (g15daemon ...

Quickly hardening Nginx and Exim TLS/SSL by restricting protocols and ciphers

I use the web server Nginx for http/https and Exim4 as my mail server.

First off when it comes to security is the obvious tip: make sure your server only exposes the ports actually required for publicly accessible services, and know what they are. On my mail server this means port 25 for smtp ...

Here's why the right to pirate in the information age is a fundamental human right

There's a simple saying about the copyright wars that I'm growing fonder of each day: "pirates emerge when that which should be held in the commons is taken into private hands". This is almost too perfect a definition for the current state of intellectual property law around the world today. Ideas which should ...

100 Bloody Acres, or: a case study in how not to release a small budget movie.

The piracy battles are heating up again after the Attorney-General George Brandis gave an inflammatory speech at the recent opening of the annual Australian Digital Alliance forum.

But this article is about what will become one of the Australian go to examples for copyright maximalists on how piracy is evil and must be crushed with ...

A riposte to the ABC's lack of an iview android client excuses

Update (2014-03-09): ABC has now released an Android client, though an open source version has been available for some time which I consider better than the official ABC client, check them out: unofficial, or official.

This post is a response to the ABC's FAQ answer regarding the lack of an Android iview application, it ...

IT pricing is about freedom, the price we pay represents the lack there of

Today Apple, Adobe and Microsoft will finally be fronting the IT pricing inquiry in Canberra (though not voluntarily) and while I don't expect they'll reveal much, it will still be a good exercise to hold their feet to the fire. This inquiry was created over a year ago and it would not exist ...

Getting angry about causing offence

The last month has seen a justified mad rush of outrage at the Government's attempt to merge the Racial Discrimination Act and the Sex Discrimination Act into one unified piece of law, the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill.

The reason for outrage was simple, free speech was under a blatant attack and from a ...

The Telstra CyberSafety scandal

Back in March this year customers on Telstra’s mobile network started to notice something was wrong, but it took until June for the story to really break of yet another privacy problem at Telstra. For an unknown reason URLs accessed by customers on the Telstra mobile network would immediately be accessed again from somewhere ...

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