I often launch CentOS images on ec2, specifically the RightImage_CentOS_6.3_x64_v5.8.8.5_EBS (ami-3b7bfc52). It’s a great clean CentOS image if you need to run tests or install Kaltura on a clean machine. A common requirement is to have an email sending service, preferably postfix that will be stable and handle long queues of emails (to support for email notifications or alerts). According to this thread on the AWS forums, mainly to block spam, ec2 servers are by default blocked from Read more...

A few months ago I switched to Mac, tired of the back-pain I had from carrying a heavy (and ugly) Lenovo laptop that had 40% the computing power of my current MacBook Air. So lately I’ve been learning the ways of the mac, and being the cygwin user that I was, I felt at home with the OS X’s Terminal (I use iTerm). Interesting things that you find while cruising the web searching for OS X tips and tricks. Today, I came across this post from OSXDaily discussing a Mac OS X (10.5+) Read more...

Lotts docs out there, some are better than others, but most are a bit confusing. Just dropping this here for potential future need… The 2 best I came across are: http://www.akadia.com/services/ssh_test_certificate.html http://www.tc.umn.edu/~brams006/selfsign_ubuntu.html/ I found that steps 1-4 in the first guide are easy to follow and will work well to generate your keys. Then follow the second guide to enable SSL on your Apache and set things up. For easier review: Step 0: Install Read more...

That took some time to figure out… I’ve tried at least 6 different articles from the top Google results, none worked and most were outdated. Anyways, no commitment here either, it worked for me, but I’m no Debian expert.. so use at your own risk. First – Add the new multimedia packages – 4c4e4d916f130a8a33da4f4e3616a7a2035 Add the following lines: 4c4e4d916f130a8a33da4f4e3616a7a2036 Install all the dependancies and build tools Read more...

Re-iterating what took too long (couple of hours) to pinpoint and solve. Getting ImageMagick (Imagick) installed on XAMPP 1.7.3 has it right there and clear, If you want to get Imagick installed on XAMPP 1.7.3, you’d need to: Install the LATEST OFFICIAL version of ImageMagick from http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows . (I first tried installing the one from http://image_magick.veidrodis.com/image_magick/binaries/ specified in the post above, didn’t work Read more...