Alfresco 5.2 Quick and Dirty Change icons

Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2017


I am running an Alfresco community edition locally and I want to change some of the default icons.

This is going to be a quick and dirty write up on how to change the icons. 



Set up Alfresco 5.2 to use your gmail account

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017


I am going to go over how to use you gmail account with Alfresco share.  So that Alfreso can send out emails like invites etc…

But remember gmail has limits I have a paid gmail account and I think its limited to 1000 outgoing emails a day?  I think a free one is limited to 500.   More than enough for testing or even for a small company.


Install Alfresco 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2017



This document is going to go over a simple install of Alfresco Community Edition 5.2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04.  This is going to use the binary installer that contains most of the stuff you need.

I am going to run this on an ESXi virtual machine with 8GiB of memory for this VM.


Install Etsy Morgue on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2017






I am going to be looking into a tool called Morgue, created by Etsy, to see if it’s a good fit for our team.

This tool is for keeping track of post mortems for a development team. 

Here are a few links to get you started.

   *  https://github.com/etsy/morgue [1]  (Github repo)
   *  http://www.slideshare.net/devopsdays/morgue-helping-better-understand-events-by-building-a-post-mortem-tool-bethany-macri [2] Slideshare
   * https://vimeo.com/77206751 [3] video presentation




Kafka: Getting Started

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016



In this article I am going to be going over some quick explanation on how Kafka works and then go install it on an Ubuntu 16.04 Server and run a few basic commands to make sure it's working.