Fixing Clamd stuck at 100% CPU

My postfix mail server was taking ages (well, minutes, but still, that is really ages in a computer world) to handle a single email with multiple processes taking a full CPU, all the time! What?

I got it solved (after a couple of hours making U-turns in dead ends) and as always, the answer was really trivial. But I know I’ll be losing another couple of hours next time I run a “yum update”, so here is another in the “let’s blog about it so I remember how to fix it next time” series!

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When VirtualBox won’t let you start 64bit VMs: Windows Defender Device Guard

Virtualbox refusing 64bit VMs is something that happens to a lot of people it would seem. A quick search reveals hundreds, thousands, even millions of cries for help on this one…

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Set up a python 3 virtual environment on CentOS 7.3

Python is a pretty useful language: powerful, easy to use and pretty much everything has a python port or interface available. The main drawback is that, as an interpreted language, it is not the fastest solution. But for the kind of “tinkering” that I do, ease of use really outranks speed.

Now since I prefer to use CentOS, using python version 3 takes a little setup and every time I do this, I need to look up something I forgot, so time for a Cheat-Sheet!

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X2Go Server on Centos 7.3 Virtual Machine in Azure

I just spent a couple of hours to get the X2Go Server on Centos 7.3 Virtual Machine in Azure to work and since I will most probably do the same thing again in a couple of months, here is a cheat-sheet.

Feel free to follow it but make sure to replace the IP address and usernames! 🙂

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