Upgrading Centos 6 python

Python is dug into the default CentOS 6 install.  You can’t just remove it.  Unfortunately you also can’t upgrade it using the system “yum upgrade” routine because CentOS doesn’t publish any updates for it.  The solution is pretty easy. ...

Registering .US locality names

Are you with a city or county office and you’d like a website and/or email to be set up using your city’s .US locality domain?  For example, the city of Waco, Nebraska could register CI.WACO.NE.US – Absolutely free of charge.  York County, however,...

Ubuntu – vim over default vi

I’ve been using Ubuntu for a few years now, and will never go back … NEVER!  However, as a developer one thing has bothered me.  I am an old school Redhat/CentOS developer, and the “vi” editor shipped with Ubuntu isn’t the same as the one...

Linux VM hangs after clone/move

After moving some CentOS VMs yesterday, I was quite disappointed to find out the servers wouldn’t start up with a network interface.  I assumed VMware-Tools issues, reinstalled that, removed network cards, added them back in, no help.  Servers would boot fine...

Windows locked directories

I ran across a server today that just wouldn’t allow me to delete a Quickbooks Update folder.  I used the Windows shell to grant access, take ownership, etc, but no matter what I did, it just would NOT allow me to delete the QBUpdate folder.  (@#$@#%@) Found...