ffmpeg: error while loading shared libraries: libavdevice.so.59: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

tl;dr: read the compile guide, and set a PREFIX and / or LD_LIBRARY_PATH I did something I don’t normally do and compiled ffmpeg today, since the ffmpeg-user mailing list requires/strongly prefers/only supports current git head. I was doing this as I had some broken AVI files and wondered if they were salvageable: Since it’s been […]

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Proxmox snapshots: “The current guest configuration does not support taking new snapshots”

Let me snapshot tl;dr: This can happen if you use a storage mechanism that doesn’t support snapshots (see here for more information). However, it seems it can *also* happen if you use external mountpoints. I ran into the issue when trying out a script that backs up proxmox to a borg repository. I checked that […]

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Using Discourse Dev with Traefik (without ‘Bad Gateway’ + ‘blocked host’)

tl;dr: Traefik grabs the first port it sees, which on the dev image is 1080- we want port 9292. Use –label=traefik.http.routers.discourse-dev.port=9292 You need to set a dev host using en env var in the container: -e DISCOURSE_DEV_HOSTS=your_dev_hostname \ With the dev version of Discourse working, I wanted to let its connectivity be managed by the […]

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Invalid Security Token Issues

tl;dr: Having both AntiSpam Bee and Jetpack Comments causes this, disable one or other While trying to leave a comment on here on a previous post, I got an error: Invalid security token Apparently, AntiSpam Bee and Jetpack Comments are not compatible. I’m not sure when Jetpack comments were enabled as I’ve had relatively recent […]

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Rescuing a Truncated Recording Using ffmpeg

tl;dr: Well, it’s cheating because it’s not ‘rescuing’ what isn’t recorded, just retrieving and appending Last night I played a few rounds of some cooperative gameplay with some good friends, and as usual I recorded the session for posterity. However, when looking over the file created, neither VLC nor ffmpeg could determine a duration. I […]

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