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It is how you do the elastic beanstalk configurations.

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It is because the credentials you use don’t have administrator rights. Go to Identity and Access Management (IAM) and add appropriate permissions to the user. =]

Unable to install Homebrew with this?

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"

What’s happened

-e:70: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr/local/bin in PATH, mode 040777
==> This script will install:
/usr/local/bin/brew
/usr/local/Library/...
/usr/local/share/man/man1/brew.1

Press RETURN to continue or any other key to abort
==> /usr/bin/sudo /bin/chmod g+rwx /Library/Caches/Homebrew
Password:
==> Downloading and installing Homebrew...
remote: Counting objects: 192274, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (52298/52298), done.
remote: Total 192274 (delta 138823), reused 192246 (delta 138803)
Receiving objects: 100% (192274/192274), 38.59 MiB | 189 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (138823/138823), done.
From https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew
 * [new branch]      master     -> origin/master
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/0mq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/4store' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/Secret Rabbit Code' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ag' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/alut' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/android' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/apache-activemq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/apache-fop' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/aws-as' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/aws-mon' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/beanstalkd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/bjam' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/boehmgc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/boost-jam' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/boot2docker-cli (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/bzr' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/cowthink' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/cpanm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/csvfix' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ctags-exuberant' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/db' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/dbus' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/dejagnu' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/eyeD3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fastcgi' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fishfish' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/fluidsynth' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gearmand' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/git-tig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gnu-scientific-library' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/google-go' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gperftools' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gpg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gpg2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gs' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gtk' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/gtypist' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hashdeep' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/heroku' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/htop' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/hudson' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ipsum' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/jocr' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/lcms' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/lcms2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/leg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libcryptopp' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libgd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libgeoip' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpeg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpeg-turbo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libjpg' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/liblabjackusb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libmad' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libmcrypt' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libnettle' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/liboggz' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libqrencode' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtag' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtasn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/libtcnative' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/littlecms' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mediainfo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mongo' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mosh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mp4box' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/mpich' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/myrepos' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/node.js' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/nodejs' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/npm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/nsis' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/o-caml' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ocaml' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ocio' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/offlineimap' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/ooc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/openmpi' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/openocd' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pgrep' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pipeviewer' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pkgconfig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pkill' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/pocketsphinx' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/postgres' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/pt (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/qt4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/shell-fm' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/slang' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/sphinxbase' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/sqlite3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/stax-sdk' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/style' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/tinyfugue' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/twemproxy (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/twolame' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/unix2dos' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/urxvt' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/usb-multiplex-daemon' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create symlink Library/Aliases/vid.stab (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/wxwidgets' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/xmlsec1' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Aliases/zmq' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_bash_completion.sh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_fish_completion.fish' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/brew_zsh_completion.zsh' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-aspell-dictionaries.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-beer.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create file Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-bundle-dir.rb (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-bundle.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-cleanup-installed' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-gist-logs.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-graph' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-man' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-profile.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-pull.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-server' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-services.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-switch.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-tap-readme.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-test-bot.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to create file Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-versions.rb (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/brew-which.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/git' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/bootstrap.min.css' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/glyphicons-halflings-white.png' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/public/glyphicons-halflings.png' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/cmd/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/example-formula.rb' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/Contributions/manpages/brew.1.md' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/3.2.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/ant' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/apr-1-config' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/bsdmake' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c89' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/c99' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/cc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/clang' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/clang++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/cpp' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.5' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.7' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.8' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/g++-4.9' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.3' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.4' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.5' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.6' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.7' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.8' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gcc-4.9' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/git' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/gmake' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/ld' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-g++' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-g++-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-gcc' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/llvm-gcc-4.2' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/make' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/mig' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/pod2man' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/sed' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/svn' (Permission denied)
error: unable to unlink old 'Library/ENV/4.3/xcrun' (Permission denied)
fatal: cannot create directory at 'Library/ENV/pkgconfig/10.10': Permission denied
Failed during: git reset --hard origin/master

Reason

Probably you have multiple users on your computer. And you uninstalled the old Homebrew and trying to re-install it.

Solution

Theorotically you can remove the directory /usr/local/Library but this will happens again when you try to use Homebrew with another user. It is better to change the permission of directory with this:

sudo chmod -R 775 /usr/local/Library

and after a successful install, you better fix the permission for another directory. This directory may appear after you run some ruby commands.

sudo chmod -R 775 /usr/local/Cellar

 

Question

This is an actual question I encountered in an Amazon phone interview in November 2013. You are going to design the money changing algorithm for a vending machine. That is, after any purchase, the machine makes change to users with a combination of coins. And the machine only have 3 types of coins: nickel (5 cents), dime (10 cents) and quarter (25 cents). Coins with higher values are preferred in the change.

Solution

Well this is actually a simple question, I could just fill the sum from the highest value coin to the lowest. However I chose to use a simplified version of knapsack algorithm. Whatever, they both works.

Sample

# coin values
coins = [25, 10, 5]

# simple solution for this problem
def simple_solution(sum):
    combination = []
    for coin in coins:
        for i in xrange(sum / coin): combination.append(coin)
        sum %= coin
    return combination

# result: [25, 25, 10, 5]
print simple_solution(65)

 

shot

What’s happening

One day, when I opened up terminal as usual, it showed [Process completed] and just terminated. I could not type any thing, run any scripts and work on my project. Even worse, this made me unable to install programs into my computer because many installations need to run shell scripts. Okay, I searched over the internet and there was no solution for that. I even peaked many parts in the Mac OSX system to see if there were any mis-configuration, of course nothing helps. After all, I though if there is nothing wrong, it must be  something done with my /bin/bash. And after I upgraded my bash, my lovely terminal came back!

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Change shell’s default execution

The truth is, when you open terminal, it execute /bin/bash. As it is not working now, we need another environment for us to execute stuff. Open “Terminal->Preference”, and change “Shells open with” manually to “/bin/sh”.

Change What Shell Opens

Update /bin/bash

Now we are going to download the latest version of bash and replace the old one. Open up a new terminal and now you are able to execute commands. Copy and paste the following codes into the terminal, they will automatically handle everything for you.

	curl -LO ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/bash-4.2.tar.gz
	tar zxvf bash-4.2.tar.gz
	cd bash-4.2
	./configure && make && sudo make install
	chsh -s /usr/local/bin/bash {user_name}
	sudo bash -c "echo /usr/local/bin/bash >> /private/etc/shells"
	cd /bin
	sudo mv bash bash-old
	sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/bash bash
	
Once done

Go to “Terminal->Preference” again and change :Shells open with: back to “Default login shell”. Enjoy!

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What I did?

Okay, I admit that I did something to the system sometimes ago. I was doing some experiments on “sandboxing” and played with “chroot jail” stuff before. That is, I need to create an environment with restricted support to the program I run. So I wrote a sandbox, configured it’s root to a ‘secure’ place (anywhere not the actual root), and copy essential executables to that new root. Well, so far I think I didn’t do anything harm to the system, but I might corrupt the /bin/bash when I copied it to the sandbox root.

Diagnosis

Shell will run the following files before letting user to do anything. Check everyone to see if there are any misconfigurations.

  • ~/.bash_profile (for /bin/bash)
  • ~/.profile (for /bin/sh)
  • /etc/profile (for /bin/sh)
  • /etc/bashrc (for /bin/bash)
  • (google for more)

To play with, add some echoes to see if they works. Btw, I love nano more than vi, so try out “sudo nano /etc/bashrc”.

Playing with Shell
Another thing

The code above updates your bash to version 4.2. To check if there is any new version, go to the ftp.
ftp://ftp.cwru.edu/pub/bash/

Reference

http://techscienceinterest.blogspot.com/2010/05/change-to-new-bash-shell-41-for-mac-os.html


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For both server and website developing, I usually use Xampp’s Apache to create a localhost server. However, I hate to put my important files in the htdocs inside Apache. Instead I would rather put the folder inside Documents, and make a link to htdocs.

First, create a symbolic link from your actual folder to htdocs. For example, ln -s /Users/Nicholas/Documents/Xampp Workspace /Applications/Xampp/xamppfiles/htdocs/nicholas.

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However, this is not done because the owner of your directory is Nicholas, but not “nobody”. Also, we cannot change the folder’s owner to nobody as this is actually an illegal owner. So what we gonna do is add Nicholas as the user in Apache. [Caution: This can actually create a security issue on your computer, since now the Xampp can access files of the user Nicholas]
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To do that, add “user Nicholas” to the end /Applications/Xampp/xamppfiles/etc/httpd.conf. Then restart Xampp.
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Hi there, its been a long time that InstaMusic haven’t been updated. Sorry for that because I had been so busy in working on a game project in my company. Anyway, I am quitting for the sake of pursuing a master degree. And finally I have time to implement what I thought up and designed!

An new application “InstaMusic Beta Channel” will show up in Android Play Store soon. This application aims to provide a cutting-edge version of InstaMusic. This app could be unstable, lots of force closes, however this helps me kill bugs in the program. For those who only wants a stable music playback, please download the original “InstaMusic”.

As a new version is coming out, I have created a feature list presenting the main improvements done or working on.

  1. Stability
    InstaMusic has been unstable for a long time. Music stops suddenly without telling. After a deep diagnosis, the core reason leading this bug is found, and a fix is patched! Music never stops now!
  2. Loading Speed
    Media loading speed has been a big concern for me while generating the music list. Long loading time affects user experience and might hinder other operations. Anyway, I have designed a new architecture specially for the list generation. This assured an optimised, low memory usage, synchronised and dynamic list generation.
  3. Jelly Bean Support (Working in Progress) 
    There are lots of new features and supports from platforms beginning from Android 4.0 such as notification controls and new theme styles. I am working on making use of those new features and to create a whole new user experience for users!
  4. Editable Playlists integrating with Favourite List (Working in Progress)
    In the next version of InstaMusic, Favorite List will be integrated into Playlist. The reason is… actually there is no reason to separate them lol.

Thank you for your supporting so far. Please comment below and tell me what you think on InstaMusic!

It’s quite often for a developer to make use of the user agent to determine what browser does a user used, especially for those who develop web services and websites. Recently I found a website which has a huge database of mobile device information, including the user agent string and even the functions supported in the device browser.

ScientiaMobile WURFL Explorer
http://www.tera-wurfl.com/explore/search.php?action=browse

Tera-WURFL Explorer – Samsung GT-9100 (Galaxy SII)
http://www.tera-wurfl.com/explore/?action=wurfl_id&id=samsung_gt_i9100_ver1

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