Use my OpenDJ keystore for an Apache web site

Put more precisely: how do I export the TLS key and cert from my OpenDJ directory to x509 format so it can be used by an Apache server with the same host name.

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Posted in System Administration

skype audio fixed

Fedora 21 got some major updates in the last couple of weeks in April, including a new kernel and to the base qt UI framework. Around April 28 I noticed that the (internal) microphone on my Chromebook C720 was once again being detected by Skype. While it’s possible that the qt updates were responsible, I suspect that instead a hardware driver problem was resolved by the update to kernel 3.19.5-200. In any event, it now works.

Posted in System Administration

webcam servers

For a long time I used a little Java program called webcam_server to “broadcast” images of myself at my desk at work for co-workers to peer in on. It was mostly a gag that let me learn a lot about image capture techniques. Recently I tried getting the old app up and running again, which quickly led down a rabbit hole with a bit of light at the end.

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Posted in Development, Hardware, Systems Analysis

NSA Phone Records Program Illegal

NSA mass phone surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden ruled illegal reported in the UK Guardian today.

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Posted in Editorial, Security
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