In pursuit of a tinier binary-(er)

In pursuit of a tinier binary-(er)

Mar. 1, 2017 by

… yes that was an attempt to make the title rhyme 🙁 tl;dr make an executable smaller by hiding your code inside the header of the executable… read on for the gory detail. There was a great post recently from Dieter Reuter around

Raspberry Pi with Docker

Raspberry Pi with Docker

Jul. 30, 2016 by

I’ve put off purchasing Raspberry Pis for a few years as I was pretty convinced that the novelty would wear off very quickly and they would be consigned to the drawer of random cables and bizarre IT equipment i’ve collected

HP OneView Automation through the API

HP OneView Automation through the API

Jun. 26, 2015 by

I’ve had the opportunity to head to some exciting places over the last few weeks/months and especially in the more recent weeks i’ve been heading up and down the country on a regular basis. This has given me time whilst

EVO:RAIL – LoudMouth aka Zeroconf

EVO:RAIL – LoudMouth aka Zeroconf

Oct. 29, 2014 by

What is Zeroconf? Zeroconf was first proposed in November 1999 and finalised in 2003 and has found the largest adoption in Mac OS products, nearly all networked printers and other network device vendors. The most obvious and recognisable implementation of

Further libssh2 wrapper updates

Further libssh2 wrapper updates

Nov. 13, 2012 by

I’ve written a small shell script that takes the archive downloaded from http://www.libssh2.org, extracts it, compiles it, extracts the headers and archive library and then tidies up after itself. The results just need adding to Xcode and you have a working

Update to the sshwrapper

Update to the sshwrapper

Sep. 13, 2012 by

Had quite a few emails recently about using the ssh wrapping class I wrote aaaages ago. I’ve traded a couple of emails back and forth.. and decided that it would be easier for everyone if I just updated these old

LVM2 device names and device paths

LVM2 device names and device paths

Jan. 10, 2012 by

If you use LVM (Linux volume manager) you’ll be no doubt aware that the ability to place your volumes in groups and name the volumes accordingly makes administration much easier. Having a volume group called oracle and then a binaries

Getting files through a terminal window

Getting files through a terminal window

Oct. 12, 2011 by

This is a technique I had to use numerous times for a previous job where I would need to transfer files from servers that could not be connected to directly. In the majority of companies there will be numerous networks,

ESXi v4.1 SFTP access

ESXi v4.1 SFTP access

Aug. 17, 2010 by

[UPDATE] This is a 32bit binary, which I think needs some pretty old kernel version. Hence it only works on 4.0, I will try and get an updated release for 4,1 (*note) ESXi 5 comes with sftp-server already.   I

File access in ESXi 4.1 (nfs and tcp)

File access in ESXi 4.1 (nfs and tcp)

Aug. 14, 2010 by

I’ve had numerous occasions were i’ve needed to upload files to the actual file systems on an esxi system, the only ‘proper’ method is using the abysmal virtual infrastructure client and working mainly on a mac means I need to use VMware