Month: November 2013
Observing leap seconds
I came across a blog post by Emil Mikulic on the leap second introduced by the IERS on 1 July 2012. Inspired by Emil Mikulic’s blog post, I created the following short programme.Read More → Observing leap seconds
Toshiba Satellite laptop, Windows 8, and Secure Boot – what a combination!
A student’s Toshiba Satellite laptop equipped with Windows 8 and Secure Boot refused to shut down by simply pressing the power button. The solution is to hold down the Fn button prior to holding down the power button. Keep both buttons depressed until you hear the laptop actually shutting down. Boy, do I love Secure […]Read More → Toshiba Satellite laptop, Windows 8, and Secure Boot – what a combination!
Having trouble starting named from dns/bind99 automatically? Here’s how I solved it!
I tried to convince named from dns/bind99, as of r333563, to start automatically at (re)boot on stable/10 and head. My /etc/rc.conf file contains lines like these: named_enable=”YES” named_program=”/usr/local/sbin/named” named_wait=”YES” named_wait_host=”localhost” named_auto_forward=”YES” named_auto_forward_only=”YES” Eventually, I resolved the matter using the following patch: The tabs are missing, so you better apply this patch by hand. It’s not […]Read More → Having trouble starting named from dns/bind99 automatically? Here’s how I solved it!