Tomcat freezes while starting in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading one of my KVMs to Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, Tomcat 7 started to freeze while starting up with: INFO: Deploying configuration descriptor /etc/tomcat7/Catalina/localhost/ROOT.xml Only after several minutes, Tomcat generates the following message and starts accepting requests: INFO: Creation of SecureRandom instance for session ID generation using [SHA1PRNG] took [295,490] milliseconds. INFO: Server startup …

DNS-unblocking configuration for CBS’s iOS app

I love watching the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Here’s what’s needed to watch CBS content on iPad outside the U.S. using my DNS-unblocking config generator. { “name”: “cbs-akamai-ipad”, “dest_addr”: “ipad-streaming.cbs.com”, “modes”: [ { “port”: 80, “mode”: “http” }, { “port”: 443, “mode”: “https” } ], “catchall”: true, “enabled”: true } Add this to …

DNS-unblocking configuration for NBC’s iOS app

Today, NBC updated its mobile app for iPad and iPhone. The latest version features AirPlay support which means you can watch NBC TV shows on a large TV if you have an Apple TV connected to it. NBC offers free (ad-supported) content in its iOS app, including: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night …

Fulltext search for Tiny Tiny RSS (TTRSS) with Sphinx and MySQL in Debian/Ubuntu

I haven’t found a working tutorial on setting up Sphinx fulltext search for the awesome Tiny Tiny RSS Reader (TTRSS) and MySQL in Debian/Ubuntu. So, without further ado, here it is: apt-get install sphinxsearch Create /etc/sphinxsearch/sphinx.conf: Create the indices using indexer –all Set START=yes in /etc/default/sphinxsearch and start Sphinx using service sphinxsearch start The last …