The Daily Scrum

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Skype Problem Solved

For some time I experienced problems with Skype.

These problems only occurred on my iMac.

Currently my iMac is running macOS Sierra.

I use Skype on a daily basis to conduct standup calls with remote Scrum teams and to contact suppliers.

I noticed that group audio/video calls were not working anymore. Only chats were working.

After googling around and not finding any solution I got the impression it had something to do with my user account and some certificate.

Today I noticed that my machine was slow and I started up Activity monitor. I noticed a background process that was running :


Surprised as I was that this was running I killed the process and googled for background info on this process.

I found that this process was part of OSX Server.

I remembered that some releases ago I installed OSX server to have a look at it. I did not like it and I do not have a need for the features offered so I deinstalled it with some instructions I found somewhere.

Probably this deinstall was not performed completely and some stuff was still active.

I found this support page to deinstall opendirectoryserver

It seems this corrected my Skype problems.

Fingers crossed!

Convert Font Awesome to Png

Font Awesome is a font set containg a large icon set containing a lot of standard icons.

You can convert the icons to .png files

Install Gollum on OSX El Capitan

Gollum is a simple wiki that uses git as its database.

When you want to install this on OSX you can encounter some errors. In this post I describe the recipe I used to install on my OSX El Capitan

Custom Alfred Search for Jira

Recently we switched from using Bugzilla for our issue tracking to Jira.

As an Alfred user I went looking for some Alfred support for Jira searches.

I found a couple of workflows for this, but for now I settled for a simple custom web search in Alfred.

Replace [your jira server] with your jira server.

https://[your jira server]/secure/QuickSearch.jspa?searchString={query}