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plist to install haproxy as macOS launchd service

In this tutorial I am showing how to configure haproxy to run as system service under macOS Sierra, using launchd. This allows routing all traffic to apache that is running in user-space on port 8080 (so I don't have to restart/reload using sudo). Install...

XFCE4 mappings for multimedia keys on keyboard

Go to Settings Manager > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts Press the Add button and insert the following applications mapped to key shortcuts:

amixer set Master 5%+
amixer set Master 5%-
amixer set Master toggle

Turn off rysnc compression on LAN copy

While copying files over local area network you might consider turning off compression in rsync as it will bottleneck one of the CPUs at either end. In my example below I was copying from a Core i5 @2.3 MacBook Pro to a Core i7 Linux over a...

The five minute MySQL backup to S3

This short tutorial will teach you how to backup your MySQL database to Amazon S3. What you are going to need is:

  1. MySQL
  2. Amazon S3 bucket configured (prepare you access keys to configure s3cmd)
  3. s3cmd utility installed on the target server (yum install s3cmd). Configure with...

Homebrew in your home

I recently discovered the cool feature of Homebrew - the one to having it installed in your home directory!

A colleague's Mac mini broke, had to quickly switch to a another one so she can resume working. The other Mac was shared so Time Machine was a no...

Redirect all website pages to index.html

If you would like to put your website offline and redirect all the pages to index.html using Apache and .htaccess, here's the snippet:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/index.html$
RewriteRule .* /index.html [R=302,L]

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