Installing Jekyll on CentOS 7

Having recently move to Jekyll as my blogging platform, I thought I would take a quick look at how easy it is to get going on Linux. Installation on CentOS 7 is very straight forward. First add the EPEL repository for CentOS 7 as this is where you will find the nodejs rpm sudo yum install http:/... Read more...

Installing HHVM 3.2.0 on CentOS 6.5

HHVM is a virtual machine for Hack and PHP it uses JIT to improve performance. Installation on a less than bleeding edge OS can prove a little challenging. What follows is what I did to get it up and going quickly for our developers in our CentOS 6.5 environment. It may work for you too. Packag... Read more...

Oracle Linux 7 released

Oracle Linux 7 was released this last week 2nd of RHEL directives to make a GA release, CentOS being the first and Scientific Linux still to come, currently in alpha. No real surprises here, now comes with the UEK, 3.8.13-35.3.1.el7uek.x86_64, kernel as default. If you what to test it out and... Read more...

Life in the old blog

So the old blog got a face lift, and when you do that the thing everyone does is to write a blog aticle about it. Well me too but it will be pretty short and not very detailed as there are loads of places that can cover thats better than me. First stop was to move to my own domain name, get o... Read more...

Running Ansible on Windows

Some times you just have to make do with what you have. So I considered this morning why is it as IT professional we are often told what tool we need to use to do our job. I mean does a carpenter get told what type of saw he need to use? My tool of the trade is a Mac, not because I'm an App... Read more...