Takeshi Kanemoto

Software engineer, webdesigner, bassist and composer based in Cambridge, UK.

I dabble in this and that, mainly DevOps, SCM, webdesign, 6-string & electric double bass, composition, etc.

Recent Ramblings

APN Settings for Softbank Black SIM

04 February 2013

How to get Softbank's iPhone SIM working on Android phones.

Eclipse on MacBook Pro with Retina Display

29 January 2013

The fonts in Eclipse look rubbish on Retina display? Well here's what I did to remedy it.

Git on Jenkins master doesn't work because $HOME is not set

31 December 2011

git fails with fatal: $HOME not set

How To Add Recent Files To iTunes from Command-line

20 November 2011

The following scans recursively for all MP3 files modified in the last 30 days and add them to iTunes library. cd $MEDIA_DIR find . -type f -name '*.mp3' -mtime -30 -print0 | xargs -t -0 open -a iTunes osascript -e 'tell application "iTunes" to pause' Obviously, you should set/change $MEDIA_DIR t

Watch iPlayer Outside The UK

12 October 2011

Add a line that looks like (If a line starting with "ExitNodes" already exists, either delete that line or modify that line so it looks like the above) Open notepad (or equivalent) and copy & paste the following. Save it as a file called "proxy.js" to somewhere convenient lik

Bash: reverse i-search and normal i-search

04 July 2011

Ctrl+R gives you reverse i-search of bash history, however, once you have selected a command to edit (by hitting ESC) the next search would start from the same line, because it's incremental by definition. This is useful but sometimes you wanna start over. You can rewind/fast-forward your search po

Of Bovines and Robots

04 July 2011

Now, I should probably be quite careful, because Japanese libel laws seem to be used to police even defamatory posts and injurious speeches on the Internet, apparently. So without mentioning any names, the NAS drive that I bought last year - which, to their credit, was working perfecting fine until

SSL Certificate for Apache2 in Mac OS X

19 June 2011

SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /path/to/generated/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/generated/server.key (replace path appropriately with the path to your certificate and key) apachectl restartApache will ask you for the passphrase to your key. If you think you will be shutting the

Setting Environment Variables in OS X

19 June 2011

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#qa/qa1067/_index.html http://www.digitaledgesw.com/node/31

Running Redmine On Mac OS X

19 June 2011

...until you get to You'll probably get an error saying: (in /Volumes/Datadrive/Users/gash/Server/app/redmine) rake aborted! Object is not missing constant Issue! Reinstall mysql gem using the correct configuration provided by the mysql package you have installed. sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch

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