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Zipping and Tarring on macOS - with added funkiness
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 13
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Apple Watch - go, no go, go
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 122
IBM Cloud Private - My first foray
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Ubuntu - Software Updater and the Insufficient Disk Space
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Git and Jenkins - Learning Resources
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Apple Watch - go, no go, go
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 122
IBM Cloud Private - My first foray
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 90
Git and Jenkins - Learning Resources
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 82
Learning Times - Or Git being a bit of a Git
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 75
Jenkins to Git - SSH says "No"
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 75
Ubuntu - Software Updater and the Insufficient Disk Space
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 56
IBM HTTP Server - Checking Personal Certificates
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 48
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 and SoapUI
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Argh, I hate macOS when it comes to the apostrophe character
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IBM HTTP Server - Tinkering with CMS Keystore Passwords
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Zipping and Tarring on macOS - with added funkiness
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 5:41p   Dave Hay
So I had a specific requirement yesterday - I wanted to extract three specific files from a ZIP file.This is what I had: -unzip -l certificate-bundle.zipArchive: certificate-bundle.zip Length Date Time Name--------- ---------- ----- ---- 0 10-19-2017 16:58 ca/ 1310 10-19-2017 16:58 ca/ca.crt 1679 10-19-2017 16:58 ca/ca.key 0 10-19-2017 16:58 node1/ 1379 10-19-2017 16:58 node1/node1.crt 1679 10-19-2017 16:58 node1/node1.key---------
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IBM BPM and Elasticsearch - with added TLS
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 5:29p   Dave Hay
Following this: -Tinkering with Elasticsearch and Kibana - on Docker, of courseFurther stories of a tinkerer - this time it's IBM BPM, Apache Kibana and ElasticsearchI've been tinkering further with Elasticsearch on Docker, establishing a TLS connection between it and IBM BPM.Here's my notes: -Pull Imagedocker pull docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:5.6.3Start containeres=`docker run -d -p 9200:9200 -p 9300:9300 -e "discovery.type=single-node" docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elas
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Apple Watch - go, no go, go
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 3:29p   Dave Hay
So I had a weird experience last evening, and not in a good way.For no apparent reason, this was my Apple Watch: -and this: -I have no earthly idea what happened.So, being a true nerd, and a big fan of The IT Crowd, I decided to ( all together now ) TURN IT OFF AND ON AGAIN ….Obviously I couldn't read the display, what with it being all garbled n' all, so I just hit the big button on the right-hand side, below the digital crown and chose the appropriate gibberish - it was the one in red, so
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IBM Cloud Private - My first foray
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 10:37a   Dave Hay
So this week, along with many other things, I'm starting to get to grips with the newly announced IBM Cloud Private: - IBM brings the power of cloud behind the enterprise firewall I'm running on Ubuntu Linux: - lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID:    Ubuntu Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS Release:    16.04 Codename:    xenial so started by installing the pre-requisites of VirtualBox and Vagrant: - sudo apt-get install virtualbox su
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Ubuntu - Software Updater and the Insufficient Disk Space
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 8:13a   Dave Hay
So I'm trying to update Ubuntu 16.0.4.3 LTS using Software Updater, but couldn't get past this: -      Now I have LOADS of disk space: - df -kmh Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev                          16G     0   16G   0% /dev tmpfs                        3.2G  9.4M  3.2G   1% /run /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root  2.7T  346G  2.2T  14% / tmpfs               
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Git and Jenkins - Learning Resources
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 10:35a   Dave Hay
This is what I've been reading and using over the past few days: -git-server-dockerHow to Setup Git Repository and Credentials for Jenkins Jobs.ssh/id_rsa failed: permission deniedMy simply Git Cheatsheet4.2 Git on the Server - Getting Git on a Server2.5 Git Basics - Working with Remotes'Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit' on explicit push [duplicate]Unable to push to repositorycannot push into git repositoryJenkins TutorialIBM WebSphere Liberty ConfigurationDeploying with
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Jenkins to Git - SSH says "No"
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 10:28a   Dave Hay
As per my earlier post: -Learning Times - Or Git being a bit of a GitI'm on a voyage of discovery with Jenkins and Git.Whilst trying to plumb onto into t'other, I was hitting a blocker.To recap, I have Jenkins installed on my MacBook, running locally, and I have Git running on a Docker container on a remote Mac.Therefore, I'm connecting to the remote Git repository using SSH rather than, say, HTTPS or a local file-system.This works OK for me using Git commands such as: -git clone ssh://git@19
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Learning Times - Or Git being a bit of a Git
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 9:56a   Dave Hay
I'm on a bit of a voyage of discovery this week, having previously been tinkering with Elasticsearch and Kibana a few days back: -Further stories of a tinkerer - this time it's IBM BPM, Apache Kibana and ElasticsearchNow I'm playing with Jenkins and Git, the latter of which is running on Docker, with the intention of automating the push of Java code to WebSphere Liberty Profile, also running in Docker.I also intend to get to grips with Maven at the same time, what's not to like ?Anyway, back
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IBM HTTP Server - Checking Personal Certificates
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 3:54p   Dave Hay
Whilst on the subject of IBM HTTP Server (IHS), as per an earlier post: -IBM HTTP Server - Tinkering with CMS Keystore PasswordsI was "auditing" the SSL certificate that I'm using for IHS, specifically the signature algorithm.So I have a single certificate in the key store: -/opt/IBM/HTTPServer/bin/gskcapicmd -cert -list -db /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/APIC/ssl/keystore.kdb -pw passw0rdCertificates found* default, - personal, ! trusted, # secret key*- wlpn.uk.ibm.comwhich I validated as follows: -/op
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IBM HTTP Server - Tinkering with CMS Keystore Passwords
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 2:56p   Dave Hay
Last week, I was demonstrating to a client how one can change the password on a Certificate Management System (CMS) using the IBM Global Security Toolkit (GSK).Therefore, I'd changed the password from my default ( passw0rd ) to something else ( f00bar ).To make it 100% clear, this is a sacrificial TEST VM, hence the weak password.Alas muscle memory makes me type the old the password each and every time ( yes, I can/do use the stashed password when I remember ).This is how I check what password




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