Archive for February, 2010

Internal error: pcfg_openfile() called with NULL filename

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Yeah, so even if you turn off basic authentication and specify a different auth method, Apache (at least some versions of it) still looks around for an auth file and throws a “pcfg_openfile() called with NULL” error when it can’t find one.  To fix, set the user auth file to /dev/null:

AuthBasicAurhorative off
AuthUserFile /dev/null

Or you can just ignore the errror I suppose. It looks more serious than it is.

Mantis 1.2.0 Released

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Mantis is apparently on an Emacs-esque release schedule.  Two years of work gives us 1.2.0.  This release includes a new, and long-needed, plugin repository.

These days I spend most of my time in Trac, though I long for a switch back to Mantis.

Three Sides to Every Story

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Resetting rkhunter

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Here’s another memory crutch.

# rkhunter --propupd will “update the entire file properties database, or just for the specified entries”. Run after a significant system upgrade or prepare for a few moments of self-inflicted panic a day or two later.

Michael Pollan on how to eat healthily: If it’s advertised on TV, don’t eat it.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

This is excellent. How to fight back against the Nutritional Industrial Complex.

Two-thirds of ad budgets go to heavily processed foods.

Ron Paul on our Interesting Times

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Is the ancient Chinese curse upon us?

Derivatives were illegal in the US from 1936 until 1982

Friday, February 5th, 2010

And then we deregulated.

Because “two trillion” seems kinda pricey…

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

How have US printing presses not yet caused a rift in the space-time continuum?