If your OS X Slack autoupdate is borked – this is how to fix it

For a while now, my slack auto update has been broken. I check for updates, and slack diligently closes. Then ... errr nothing.  What should happen is that it restarts as the new shiny updated version. I finally got around to working out what was wrong.  In my console there was a lot of these … Continue reading If your OS X Slack autoupdate is borked – this is how to fix it

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Using ACL’s in Object Storage on SoftLayer

When you are using Object Storage in SoftLayer, there will come a time when you may find you need to share files with other SoftLayer accounts.  Unfortunately, manipulating container ACL's appears to be not supported via the SoftLayer portal.  But, since SoftLayer Object Storage API is compatible with OpenStack Swift - this allows us to solve this … Continue reading Using ACL’s in Object Storage on SoftLayer

IBM Bluemix and IBM DevOps Services with Github Integration

In this post I will give you some background on PaaS. Then I will show how you can create a IBM DevOps Services project, that is linked to GitHub, with automatic deployment to IBM Bluemix after code has been committed to the GitHub project. The old way One of the huge time saving benefits solved by cloud computing … Continue reading IBM Bluemix and IBM DevOps Services with Github Integration

IBM, Microsoft partnering in Hybrid Cloud

Yesterday, IBM and Microsoft jointly announced a partnership deal in Cloud. This deal is mainly about having key software components integrated into each others cloud offering. However for those paying attention, this was not necessarily a surprise. IBM has partnered with Microsoft for a long time now, most recently around Microsoft Dynamics.  IBM also has a partnership … Continue reading IBM, Microsoft partnering in Hybrid Cloud

IBM SoftLayer Melbourne PoD open!

As per the press release, IBM SoftLayer Melbourne is open for business as of Tuesday 7th October 2014! Using the SoftLayer API we can create a very short Python script to build a new virtual Ubuntu image in the new Melbourne SoftLayer datacenter. Before you begin you need a SoftLayer account and your API key which … Continue reading IBM SoftLayer Melbourne PoD open!