Fix “ignoring bigdecimal because its extensions are not built” error

Posted on Mon 15 October 2018 in articles

After upgrading to Mojave, I noticed that any brew commands starting spitting out this message:

~  brew update
Ignoring bigdecimal-1.3.4 because its extensions are not built. Try: gem pristine bigdecimal --version 1.3.4
Ignoring bigdecimal-1.3.4 because its extensions are not built. Try: gem pristine bigdecimal --version …

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Free GSuite! (sorta)

Posted on Wed 03 October 2018 in articles • Tagged with tools, tips

If you’re getting a custom domain for your business/blog/organization/hamster, and need a set of email and productivity apps to go with it, Google’s GSuite is most people’s first choice. For the low price of $5/month you get email (Gmail), online file storage (Drive …


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Brewlette - Discover homebrew packages

Posted on Wed 11 July 2018 in articles • Tagged with script

I’m kind of OCD about keeping packges updated, maybe to a fault. Blame it on growing up using Windows, my MIS degree with an Info Security option, or maybe it’s just me. One result of this obsession is that I run brew update every morning on my Mac …


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Fix Broken Virtualenv Symlink After Brew Upgrade

Posted on Mon 09 April 2018 in articles • Tagged with python

Ever upgrade your python interpreter in a virtualenv with homebrew and it messes up all your symlinks? Here’s how to fix it


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Make VSCode Recognize Ansible Files

Posted on Fri 01 September 2017 in articles • Tagged with vscode, ansible, aesthetics

Make VSCode better recognize Ansible files (so it will view them as Ansible files instead of plain YAML)


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Automating Setup on a Dell R630, Part 2

Posted on Mon 15 May 2017 in articles • Tagged with ansible, idrac, pi

Automate iDRAC even better with Ansible. Parallel execution for the win!


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Turn a Raspberry Pi into a DHCP Server

Posted on Thu 11 May 2017 in articles • Tagged with pi

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a DHCP server with dnsmasq


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Writing a Dynamic Inventory Script for Ansible

Posted on Tue 09 May 2017 in automation • Tagged with ansible, idrac

How to write a dynamic inventory script for Ansible


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Automating Setup on a Dell R630, Part 1

Posted on Thu 01 December 2016 in articles • Tagged with bash, idrac, pi

Write bash scripts to automate the setup of iDRAC on a Dell R630 (and possibly other Dell compute servers)


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Create a Console Server with a Raspberry Pi

Posted on Fri 19 August 2016 in articles

Ditch the expensive hardware and create console server from a Raspberry Pi!


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Upgrading All Your Pip Packages

Posted on Fri 19 August 2016 in articles • Tagged with python

Live on the wild side and update all your pip packages at once!


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Editing Heat Templates in Atom

Posted on Thu 18 August 2016 in articles

Make Atom work better with Heat templates (or YAML files in general)


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