Category Archives: Review

Building and Installing PostGIS from Source

Prerequisites PostgreSQL You need to already have PostgreSQL, its dev package, and it libraries installed. On Fedora-based distributions, it looks like this: [root@branchpoint build]# rpm -qa | sort | grep -i postgresql postgresql92-9.2.9-1.46.amzn1.x86_64 postgresql92-devel-9.2.9-1.46.amzn1.x86_64 postgresql92-libs-9.2.9-1.46.amzn1.x86_64 postgresql92-server-9.2.9-1.46.amzn1.x86_64 postgresql92-server-compat-9.2.9-1.46.amzn1.x86_64 [root@branchpoint build]#  Eat Your Wheaties Setup local time zone. Update installed packages. Reboot. sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Chicago /etc/localtime

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Password Management

Password Managers There are literally hundreds of hosts, usernames, and password combinations that I have to keep track of. Having some piece of malware find and upload the Excel file that I used to keep my passwords in was simply an unacceptable risk. I needed something better. Here are my requirements: Requirements Must-Haves Secure, encrypting

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