About the author

My name is Eugene. In the Internet I’m known as Dae*. I’m an IT professional, web-developer and a producer/investor who works with small teams (like SmoothMouse, a mouse driver for macOS) and businesses in Europe (like Andy Fiord) in various roles involving the IT, management, marketing and design.

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Django + Vue CLI + Webpack demo

How to wire up a Vue CLI app and Webpack to Django templates with routing, hot reload, code-splitting and without any extra plugins (a minimal demo + explanation).

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Proxmox: QEMU Guest Agent is not running — qmp command ‘guest-ping’ failed

Hey fellow Internet dweller, are you worried about the following message appearing during backup of a suspended virtual machine in Proxmox?

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INFO: suspend vm
INFO: creating archive '...'
Qemu Guest Agent is not running - VM ### qmp command 'guest-ping' failed - got timeout
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Use macOS native color picker in VS Code (like “Insert Color” in TextMate)

A tiny extension for Visual Studio Code, written by me (GitHub).

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VS Code: bind one key to multiple commands without an extension

People wanting to assign multiple commands to a single keybinding in VS Code typically use an extension, such as multi-command or macros. However, there is another, lesser known method to achieve this using built-in functionality of VS Code — user level tasks.

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Apple Pro Display XDR: presets not showing up after firmware update

Problem: Apple Pro Display XDR not showing its built-in presets in System Preferences > Displays and clicking “Customize…” brings up an empty window.

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Datadog: nginx access.log / error.log permission denied

Problem:

... | CORE | WARN | (pkg/logs/input/file/scanner.go:211 in startNewTailer) | open /var/log/nginx/access.log: permission denied
... | CORE | WARN | (pkg/logs/input/file/scanner.go:211 in startNewTailer) | open /var/log/nginx/error.log: permission denied
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Datadog: “could not retrieve nginx version info”

Apparently Datadog fails to retrieve nginx version information when server_tokens directive in nginx configuration is set to off.

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Refresh web-browser without leaving VS Code

I’ve created an extension for VS Code which lets you refresh your web-browser (Safari or Chrome) by pressing Cmd-R without leaving VS Code. Meet Refresh Browser (GitHub).

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Apache Guacamole: RDP printer not working, “error parsing HTTP request header”, “Invalid character found” etc

If you’re using Apache Guacamole 1.0.0 behind an nginx reverse proxy, and Guacamole’s RDP printer doesn’t work, and browser console logs error 400, welcome to read further.

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Apache Guacamole: how to change the default URL path (/guacamole) to something else

Say you want to change Apache Guacamole’s URL from http://server:8080/guacamole to something like http://server:8080/my-hidden-guacamole-instance (or perhaps you’re using nginx to proxy requests to Guacamole / Tomcat and you don’t want any path at all).

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