Laur IVAN

Rundeck – Speeding Up Even More the Cleaning Process

Posted by in IT, Tutorial

As I was running the script, I’ve noticed it ran very slow. I have left it for a few days to run (700K executions), I’ve noticed the speed increased linearly over time. As Rundeck has both DB and files to store its data, it looked to me that it was the file system which was the slow part. Sure enough, when I tried to access the directory where the execution data was stored, it was slow – 1.4M files would take a while to get organised :) To short out…read more

Fix “Damaged app” Message

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TL;DR: Use xattr -rc /location/MyApplication.app (see here). I use to save all my apps on my NAS. The other day I wanted to use an old app for colour palette. I’ve downloaded it from my NAS and…: “MyApplication” is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete “MyApplication” and download it again from the App Store! What? It’s my app! So, apparently, Yosemite checks new apps (the same old “Your app was downloaded from http://www.example.com” message) but the apps are also verified against the store. It may or may not have something to do…read more

Old stuff – Homeworld 2 Cheats

Posted by in Gaming

A while ago I played Homeworld. While I enjoyed most of the game, some levels were taking too long… Soo, I had this on an old stick lying around… Modify RU’s This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the “persist*.lua” file in the “\homeworld2\bin\profiles\profile1\campaign\ascension” folder. Note: the number in the filename corresponds to the mission. Locate the “RUs =” line at the bottom of the file and change its value to any desired number. Unlock…read more

Qt: Embedding Multiple Widgets in a Menu Item – 2004 style

Posted by in Software

TL;DR: This post is about an experience I had in 2004 and it’s part of my consolidating technical posts I wrote in time. It may or may not be relevant to today’s technologies. One night in October 2004 (WOW! it’s almost 10 years!!) I decided that it should be possible to group a bunch of widgets (back-to-back) in a menu entry. ..Ahh, the stress :).. First, I tried “java style” (aka look on the net, maybe some other manic already did it). Either I was too tired, or it just…read more

Some news…

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Laura went back today to Italy.. /me is not a happy bunny! Got the new svn for dbus so I can go send images from one side to the other. And finally start the style processing bit in c++. — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

New man

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All, I have entered the world of married couple … and it’s wonderful! I shall be more focused from now on! :) — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

World cup

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Just seen the Sweden-Paraguay game (after seeing the second half of the england game). Both games were crap and the commentators on BBC and RTE acknowledged that and bashed both “top” teams. However, both winners (Sweden and England) will most likely play further and advance. I can see everyone praising England in a week or so saying that they had a slow start blah blah blah… In fairness, the best games were not the favourites like Brazil, England or France. Spain, Korea were good and entertaining. Other than that, I’ve…read more

Steaua, the babies

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My fav team crashed out of the UEFA cup in style: leading with 2-0 (3-0 on aggregate), they managed to concede 4 goals in 60 minutes. It’s disappointing, but not as bad as when they sold the game to PSG and lost 5-0 with a penalty in the first minute. Hope Middlesborough will win the cup; they deserve it. — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Back from Edinburgh

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Well, we went to Edinburgh for the Easter Holidays and it was mostly nice. We went to the big castle, roamed around, Laura went shopping (me too, but to no avail), we ordered food in Romanian :) and we drank lots of ales. interesting… Also, it looks like I’ve got a cold :( — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

New laptop – episode 3

Posted by in Hardware, Random

My xorg.conf

Important are the following flags from the device section:

Otherwise, you’ll get the 1024×768 resolution. — This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)