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  • Installing Magento2 with docker

    This is the second post in a series of post describing how to run Magento via Docker on Mac OS. Setting up a dockerized Magento2 is easy. Magento also provides a dev box, but this post focuses on having a production grade Magento ready for swarm deployment, with some scalability features so you can tweak […]
    acidjunk @ 2017-10-03 06:44:07
  • Using Vagrant to start a magento1.9

    As more and more shops switch to shiny new Magento2 webshops it’s handy to know how to spin up a 1.9 shop if customers ask for migration plans, or to have easy access to an environment that can be used to experiment with the magento environment itself. To copy a customer site to a development […]
    acidjunk @ 2017-08-03 06:14:36
  • Install Magento2 on Mac OS with vagrant

    As Magento2 is one of the most used ecommerce solutions, on this planet, there are a lot of ways to run it. A modern, full blown, production ready, Magento stack will probably consists out of: varnish, redis, nginx, php7-fpm, php7-cli, mysql and magento2 community edition (ce) or magento2 enterprise edition (ee). For development purposes you […]
    acidjunk @ 2017-07-15 12:55:18
  • Cleanup boot partition on Ubuntu

    If apt-get isn’t functioning because your /boot is at 100%, you’ll need to clean out /boot first. This likely has caught a kernel upgrade in a partial install which means apt has pretty much froze up entirely and will keep telling you to run apt-get -f install even though that command keeps failing. The cause […]
    acidjunk @ 2016-09-12 20:58:14
  • 5 Advantages of working agile

    Agile software development is the preferred way for a lot of companies and successful software projects nowadays. As a professional software developer I used a lot of methods in the last years. School drilled me with traditional waterfall approaches like SDM and SDM II, this quickly changed to the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and a […]
    acidjunk @ 2016-05-17 01:44:43
  • Install python2.7 and Django + postgres on windows

    Installing a quite normal Django stack on windows with postgres support yields a lot of questions on StackOverflow; especially the installation of psycopg2 can be a bit tricky. The typical error message you will receive is: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat. This message appears when a Python package contains the source code for a native extension […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-09-19 12:20:59
  • Setup a windows comp for Django1.8 with Python 3.4 and Psycopg2

    As a Linux user the installation of all deps is rather easy; you run a couple of apt-get installs and some pip installs inside a virtual env and your are good to go. On windows there are some steps you need to do by hand. Normally I like to compile my own C extensions where […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-07-09 07:59:30
  • Removed SweetCaptcha plugin as it was suddenly bloated with ads en malware.

    SweetCaptcha is a free CAPTCHA service that offers to match “sweet” images instead of making you recognize distorted digits and characters. It’s a fun captcha service where a user has to solve a small puzzle by dragging the correct icon to another icon. It worked flawlessly for the last couple of years but it looks […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-07-03 17:10:06
  • Install virtualenv on OSX

    Choose whether you want OSX python or home brew version. When you choose home brew run: brew install python Then install virtualenv: pip install virtualenv pip install virtualenvwrapper mkdir -p .virtualenvs Add some conf stuff to your .bash_profile or .bash_rc ### Virtual envs export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/.virtualenvs export PROJECT_HOME=$HOME/GIT source /usr/local/bin/
    acidjunk @ 2015-06-02 08:14:14
  • Install python PIL or Pillow on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

    Every now and then I have to install Python PIL or Pillow on an Ubuntu server. I mostly end up with problems like no jpeg support or no compressed png support. After some googling you will find all kinds of info consisting of creating symlinks on some locations so it will work on 64 bit […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-05-19 09:37:36
  • Install phpunit on windows

    You can use composer to install phpunit, for example, inside a Symfony2 project; but it’s better to install it as a separate binary as it allows you to run unit test on all php scripts and it integrates better in phpStorm. Create folder to hold php bins I used an Applications folder in my windows […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-02-23 13:53:08
  • Some funny scrum video’s

    Funny Some funny video’s on Scrum Hitler at a sprint review: Ian Flemming as a Scrum Master: More serious stuff Still funny because of the dutch accent… Improving daily scrum: Improve backlog refinement Improve sprint planning Improve Sprint Retrospective Serious stuff A 10 minute intro Why is Scrum so hard
    acidjunk @ 2015-02-14 02:26:56
  • Add a Comodo SSL certificate to NGINX

    The comodo SSL certs via are very cheap. Install instructions for a Nginx based webstack: Create signing request: cd /etc/nginx/ssl mkdir cd openssl req -nodes -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout -out Copy paste the content of the csr on, choose webserver other. Fill out the next page with info about your […]
    acidjunk @ 2015-01-05 22:17:17
  • Stop/Start or Restart Symform linux service

    The Symform daemon is not a default Linux service so it took me a while to figure out how to start and stop it. Linux and NAS Devices: Run command “/opt/symform/ restart” from the ssh terminal window connected to your device to restart all services except (Updater service) on your device. You can also use […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-12-19 14:04:37
  • Send mail via Gmail from a local postfix server on Ubuntu

    If you want to use Gmail for sending mails from postfix follow this guide. First, install all necessary packages: sudo apt-get install postfix mailutils libsasl2-2 ca-certificates libsasl2-modules If you do not have postfix installed before, postfix configuration wizard will ask you some questions. Just select your server as Internet Site and for FQDN use something […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-12-16 23:22:52
  • Rebuilding the nvidia kernel module for Ubuntu

    I recently bought a GTX 750Ti which isn’t supported by Ubuntu’s drivers yet. So I installed the drivers from Nvidia itself. They work great, the card is very quiet and operates without getting hot at all. One problem: after running an Ubuntu update that updates your kernel it won’t work anymore. sudo su cd /usr/src […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-09-29 12:02:33
  • Install Weasyprint on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

    I had to tweak some stuff to get a running Weasyprint on one of our Ubuntu servers; just following the install instructions from the docs didn’t work: sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip python-lxml libcairo2 libpango1.0-0 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 libffi-dev shared-mime-info apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev apt-get install libxslt libxslt-dev pip install WeasyPrint pip install html5lib --upgrade Make sure […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-09-18 08:57:05
  • Installing Odoo/OpenERP 8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    What is Odoo? Recently OpenERP is re-branded to Odoo. OpenERP was primarily an Open Source Enterprise Resource (ERP) software suite of business applications that includes Sales Management, Manufacturing, Purchase Management, E-commerce, POS, Accounting & Finance, CRM, and Project Management, to name just a few. However, having recently released a range of new and diverse applications, […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-09-14 00:46:21
  • Some handy ls and find tricks with dates

    As a quick reminder for myself; some ls and find variations to do stuff with files and dates. ls sort on date: ls -t ls reverse sort on date: ls -tr ls reverse sort on modifed date, show hidden files, showdetails and print it in human readable form ls -alhtr find all files in current […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-09-03 18:55:09
  • Trust a self signed SSL certificate in Chrome

    I’ve been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for the last few years. Sorry, Firefox, but with all the stuff I need to work installed, it’s to slow and almost unusable. Let’s say you have a server with a self-signed HTTP SSL certificate. Every time you hit a page, you get a nasty error […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-08-29 22:51:41
  • Determine sqlite table size on disk

    I took me a while to find out that it’s not very easy to find out how big a sqlite table is on disk. But luckily the sqlite creators have a simple tool for that. It’s called sqlite3_analyzer and is available in precompiled format for Linux, Windows and OSX on SQLite’s Download section Confusing: There […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-05-28 19:58:48
  • Install Qt and compile Capybara webkit on Linux and mac OSX

    To automate browser style testing in Ruby you can use Qt webkit caompatible browser with CapyBara. When you try to install it you’ll get this error when qmake isn’t found: An error occurred while installing capybara-webkit (1.1.0), and Bundler cannot continue. Make sure that `gem install capybara-webkit -v '1.1.0'` succeeds before bundling. To solve this […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-05-09 23:03:06
  • Rode kool op grootmoeders wijze

    Dit is een klassiek rode kool met appeltjes recept dat je lekker lang moet stoven in een vuurvaste pan. Waarschuwing: Als je dit 1x geproefd hebt eet je nooit meer rode kool uit een potje of zakje. Ingrediënten 1 rode kool 4 goud reinet appels 1 kleine ui 1 scheutje wijn azijn 1 afgestreken eetlepel […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-04-10 22:06:27
  • Install Ruby on Rails 4.0 on Mac OSX with home-brew

    I recently started to do some development on some Rails4.0 based apps. Setting up a nice and clean Rails environment can be a hassle. The OSX/Windows instructions form install an old version and are not working with Maverick, other instruction install macports; which I don’t like at all. So for OSX I followed the […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-04-05 02:05:14
  • Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 14.04 with RVM

    Installing Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu is quite easy, but the Ubuntu packages install an outdated Ruby. The following instruction will probably work on older Ubuntu versions also, I just used the 14.04 test release to get a preview on the next LTS version of Ubuntu. This is just a quick install without RVM. If […]
    acidjunk @ 2014-03-28 14:52:06