Jeremy Brown

April 28, 2021

Fixing the fonts on my new MacBook Pro 13″ Retina on external displays

Originally published on the 26th of May 2015. I have a new MacBook Pro 13″ Retina (early 2015) that is pretty amazing, however when I plugged it into my large external display at the office fonts became really blurry and ugly, so bad that I could barely look at the display! After a lot of messing around I’ve found a cheaper solution th...
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April 28, 2021

How To Install Zimbra Desktop on Fedora

Originally published on the 9th of October 2014. As we use Zimbra at work I decided to install Zimbra Desktop for offline email, however I ran into a bit of a snag because after downloading it and following the installation instructions I had the following error message when I ran Zimbra Desktop for the first time: Couldn't load XPCOM....
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April 28, 2021

Why I’m moving my desktop from OS X to Fedora Linux

Originally published on the 10th of September 2014. I’ve been a hardcore Apple/Mac/OS X fanboy ever since the first Intel Macs came out and since I made the switch from Windows I’ve never really look back. However I’ve always had this niggling feeling in the back of my head that my desktop OS wasn’t as open as I would like it to be. OS...
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April 28, 2021

Docker + Red Hat OpenShift = The Tipping Point for Open PaaS?

Originally published on the 27th of September 2013. What if you could wrap up your application in a lightweight container and then move it to any Linux server and have it perform in a predictable way with no changes? bare metal? virtualized? in a multi tenant environment? securely? What if you could choose your language and runtime env...
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April 28, 2021

Checkmate, Nokia outwits Microsoft in the long game

Originally published on the 3rd of September 2013. “The Microsoft/Nokia deal visualized. Luke Millar (@ltm) September 3, 2013” When I saw the news about Microsoft Acquiring Nokia Devices and Services this morning my initial reaction was one of confusion, why would one loser acquire another loser? It seems that others had the same thoug...
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April 28, 2021

Calculate the Business Benefits of PaaS

Originally published on the 29th of August 2013. I’ve just noticed that over on openshift.com they have an intriguing calculator that claims to Calculate the Business Benefits of PaaS and to generate a dollar value for moving to PaaS, quoting directly from the page: “Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a powerful cloud solution that can he...
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April 28, 2021

The Evolution of Paas and how this site was setup

Originally published on the 28th of August 2013. Update I’ve recently moved to a static website based on Hugo and hosted on Netlify Update I recently migrated this site to world.hey.com As I’m a bit of a geek at heart and because I’m a major fan of open source I really wanted to host this website on an open source PaaS using as much op...
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April 28, 2021

Is RSS dying?

Originally published on the 27th of August 2013. So today I open up my RSS reader (I migrated to Newsblur after Google killed Reader) and I’m browsing my usual feeds — including Dilbert when I see this: Grrr! Even after checking the website and going to the official feed it’s still broken and the worst is that Scott Adams has decided t...
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April 28, 2021

JBoss World 2012 Abstract Submitted

Originally published on the 10th of December 2011. I just submitted an abstract for a talk at JBoss World 2012, hope it gets accepted! “Real World Software Development with Openshift OpenShift is Red Hat’s free, auto-scaling platform-as-a-service for Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl and Python applications. In this practical talk, Jeremy Brown wi...
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April 28, 2021

Emergency Conference Speaker Required!

Originally published on the 9th of December 2011. I had the slightly dubious privilege this week of standing in at the last-minute as a speaker at a Military conference on security in Prague. On Tuesday at 4:30pm I found out that we needed someone to speak at a conference in Prague the next day… slightly foolishly I volunteered and 24 ...
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