Author Archives: mjpete

Configure Xwiki as Root Website

Once Xwiki is installed and running, the default URL is http://wiki.petersens.ws/xwiki. Which is ok and works, however I don’t like specifying the application after the website. If I typed http://wiki.petersens.ws, tomcat would display it’s default banner. Instead I really wanted … Continue reading

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Installing XWiki on Centos 7

With Confluence migrating to a full cloud solution and no longer supporting small user deployments, I’ve been pushed into looking at other solutions. In looking around, I liked the support surrounding Xwiki, plus I use Xwiki at work so there … Continue reading

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Tools for 3D Printing

I’ve compiled a useful set of tools that are a must for 3D printing. Starting on the left, the typical pliers, cutters and needle nose pliers are a must. I use them to cut a fresh edge on filament and … Continue reading

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3D Printing

My son, MJ, bought a 3D printer about 6 years ago. He used the printer up at college and for a year or so afterwards. Recently, as he was moving into a new apartment, the printer found its way back … Continue reading

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Barbecue Rebuild (We’re talking major surgery)

We bought our current barbecue about 5 years ago.  Within a few weeks after purchasing the grill, the propane regulator failed in the open position.  Basically the propane free flowed and the grill reached a temperature of about 700 degrees.  … Continue reading

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Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

The annual Petersen pumpkin carving contest was again a complete success.  We had four entries this year.  Mom was supposed to be an impartial judge, so of course she declared everyone a winner. SMH.

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MJ Graduated RPI

MJ graduated from RPI!  He completed both the mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering degrees in December.  Three and a half years for 2 Bachelor degrees. In May he walked in the graduation ceremony.  (Mom made him!!)   Actually I think he … Continue reading

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We have a new driver in the family

Jill got her drivers license! That night we went out to Robinson’s Ale House in Red Bank to celebrate.  MJ and Thea were able to join us.  We all piled into either Jill’s car or MJ’s.  It was weird that … Continue reading

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Stromboli Night

Mom decided to break in her new kitchen with Stromboli night! This was a truly unbelievable event in our household. In the old kitchen layout only 1, maybe 2 people could work in the space at a time.  There was … Continue reading

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#@$%!!

One of my boxes got hacked.  Ugh.  Fortunately it was a jump server that had no data. I have 2 servers exposed to the Internet, a jump server and a reverse proxy.  The reverse proxy provides access to the web … Continue reading

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