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install gollum on OSX El Capitan

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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

First install icu4c

brew install icu4c


Convert Markdown to Word docx with Pandoc

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If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife.


My OS is OSX so the easiest is to use Homebrew.

With homebrew

$ brew install pandoc

Use the installer

Go to the github project downloads

https://github.com/jgm/pandoc …


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{% plantuml %}

skinparam component { Style uml2 BackgroundColor #FEFECE } node “Database Server” { database “MSSQL / ORA \n ” { [DB] as DB } } node “Business Logic Server” { frame “Windows Service Host” { package “GUIService” { [GuiService] as GuiService } package “ExtService” { [ExtService] as ExtService } } } node “Update Server \n (can be hosted on \n BL Server)” { folder “Remote …

iTunes sharing troubleshooting

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I did a little rewiring of all my cables connected to my TV, Apple TV , router etc.

While testing it I found out that my iTunes home sharing and Airplay was not working any more. My ATV did see my shared library but was not able to …


image : summary: linux command line sort on dates

For one of my projects I needed to sort a csv file on a date field with dd/mm/yyyy format.

sort -n -t"/" -k3,3 -k2,2 -k1,1 planning.csv

upgrade to Bugzilla 5.0

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I upgraded to Bugzilla 5.0.

Since the Bugzilla project now supports git, upgrading is now a simple process.

These are my installation notes.

Updating to a Newer Release

No local changes

If you have no local changes to any tracked files, upgrading to both minor and major …

convert svg to png with inkscape (OSX)

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Set alias to inkscape commandline

alias inkscape="/Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/bin/inkscape"

call inkscape to convert

 inkscape -z -f test_full.svg -j -e test_full.png


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Install Cairosvg

sudo pip install pycairo
brew install py2cairo
sudo pip install cairosvg
sudo ./waf configure --prefix=/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7


  • find out where the svg/cairo libraries were installed
  • make sure that pkg-config finds these, if not, set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to point to …