What's Wrong with Microsoft's Windows 10 Marketing

I was reading through Wired magazine and saw a Windows 10 ad. If you’ve turned on a TV the past month you’ve seen the ad I’m referring to, this is just the print edition of the TV ad. She won’t have to remember passwords. Or obsess about security. To her, every screen is meant to be touched. And so on… (here’s the full ad if you really want to see it)....

October 6, 2015 · 2 min · Chris Short

Mac OS X El Capitan: Keychain Issues

I started having some Apple Keychain issues after upgrading to Mac OS X El Capitan. At random, I would be asked to sign back into accounts that I am logged into through Internet Accounts in System Preferences. I thought it a minor issue but it became unavoidable though once El Capitan told me it couldn’t find my login Apple Keychain after logging in: Something related to the ‘login’ Apple Keychain happened during the Mac OS X El Capitan upgrade process I’m assuming and after a reboot this morning everything went to hell in a hand basket it would seem....

October 5, 2015 · 2 min · Chris Short

An Annoying MySQL Replication Error Code: 1045

I was fixing MySQL replication on a slave this past week. Everything seemed to be ready to go after bringing data over from the master manually. I went to connect the slave to the master and nothing happened. Whaaaaaa? Last_IO_Errno: 1045 Last_IO_Error: error connecting to master 'repl@blah.local:3306' - retry-time: 60 retries: 86400 Let me look up MySQL error code 1045: Error: 1045 SQLSTATE: 28000 (ER_ACCESS_DENIED_ERROR) Message: Access denied for user '%s'@'%s' (using password: %s) That’s not helpful....

October 5, 2015 · 1 min · Chris Short

Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy

I’m Chris Short and I have Long Thoracic Nerve (LTN) Palsy with Winging of the Scapula. On October 12, 2003, during a military hurricane evacuation exercise at Avon Park Air Force Range, I managed to permanently damage my LTN leading to winging of my right scapula. My life has changed dramatically since I got hurt. Pain is something that I am constantly learning to live with and occasionally thrive with....

October 3, 2015 · 5 min · Chris Short

Grep Multiple Ansible Vault Files

Here’s a handy one-liner to grep multiple Ansible Vault files (like group_vars). All you need is an Ansible Vault password file (outside of your configuration repo, please) and a little bash. ls -1 | while read N ; do echo -n $N: ; ansible-vault --vault-password-file ~/.ansible_vault view $N | grep <STRING> ; done

September 22, 2015 · 1 min · Chris Short