Signal is a great encrypted communications application built upon Electron framework. Couple of months ago I faced the issue that Signal had failed to start showing a message like this: “Uncaught Exception: Error: /tmp/.org.chromium.Chromium.j4ITUv: failed to map segment from shared object”.
After upgrade from the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, the server refused to reboot. I had to use IPMI to connect to the otherwise unresponsive server and reboot it forcefully. I probably should have used sync; reboot
Many times my colleagues have asked me how to change SSH port on CentOS 7, because the way they did it themselves resulted in failures of OpenSSH to start. This happened because of SELinux, and the post explains how to overcome the issue without turning SELinux off.
One of the features of rkhunter in CentOS that I miss is the ability to update rkhunter‘s property database automatically after yum is run (just like in Debian). This post explains how to implement this feature.
Monit is an utility for managing and monitoring processes, programs, files, directories and filesystems on a Unix system. It is often used to restart daemons on failures and abnormal situation, and sometimes to detect changes into critical files and / or daemon binaries. This article explains how to make `yum` package manager play nice with `monit`.
This story was told by my colleague. She had a CentOS 7 server with a bunch of WordPress installations, and she needed to update them all. She obviously did not want to do that manually and preferred to use wp-cli.
In Systematic Error Handling in C++ Andrei Alexandrescu claims that C++ exceptions are very slow. And though I have no doubts because I know the internals of exception handling, it is interesting to see some proofs yourself by benchmarking how fast or slow exceptions are.