Restoring a PGP WDE Encrypted drive

When using PGP (now owned by Symantec) Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to encrypt your system drive, there are some hoops to jump through to do a system restore from backups. If you backup your system drive using SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner, then your backups will not be bootable. There are some things you need... Continue Reading →

Macports: How to install mod_perl2

When attempting to install mod_perl2, I received an error code 2. Very unhelpful error message, but after some googling, I found this bug ticket which explains what you need to do. Essentially, you need to forcibly uninstall perl5.12 (or perl5.10) and then re-install with the threads variant: Then you can install mod_perl2 with: Not a... Continue Reading →

Macports: Some useful tricks

I have decided to jump ship from Fink over to Macports.  Out of the frying pan and into the fire perhaps, but Fink's packages just don't seem to be kept up to date as well as Macports.  I'm keeping a close eye on brew as well, although I too am skeptical of its dependence on... Continue Reading →

Installation of Postgresql on MacOS X using Macports

Installing and configuring postgresql using Macports is a nightmare.  Documentation is very difficult to find.  Trawling the blogosphere, I have assembled the following procedure that I have had to follow to make it all happen, as it should. To install postgresql84 on Snow Leopard (10.6) using Macports, execute the following commands: Now to make sure... Continue Reading →

Changing Roles of Higher Educators

This blog post is my submission for assignment 2 in CCK11.  I have used links to previous posts to support my arguments. The shifting basis of certainty has been a critical focus during week 5-8. Through readings and discussions, we have focused on complexity, chaos theory, instructional design, power and control, and the changing roles... Continue Reading →

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