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Elasticsearch – Creating an english analyzer with asciifolding

When using the english analyzer with my Elasticsearch index I also wanted to use the asciifolding filter to remove accents. I couldn’t find a simple way to do this so I ended up just replicating the existing english analyzer, and then adding asciifolding to the list of filters. See below:

Running server density on startup on OS X (El Capitan Edition)

For some reason the existing solution for configuring server density to run on startup with OS X was failing for me. For whatever reason, this is what ended up working for me, and I dare not touch it now!

Using pg_activity with Amazon RDS

By default you aren’t able to use pg_activity to connect directly to your Amazon RDS instance. This is due to two things: You don’t have superuser, ever, on Amazon RDS pg_activity tries to get information on all databases, which includes the rdsadmin database that you will never have access to.  This database is owned/managed by… Read More »

Pattern Maker for IDA

So I recently purchase IDA 6.1 and quickly realized that the majority of plugins available online were simply compiled for windows, but no source! One example was pattern maker that was originally posted here. Unfortunately the source was lost, so I decided to attempt to re-create it. It simply gives you patterns for the disassembly… Read More »

inject_bundle – Issue with mach_override

So I’ve had mixed success when injection into other processes on OS X. The majority of functions will hook just fine using mach_star (intel). But I was having a particular problem hooking some functions. I wanted to get a better idea of what was actually being passed to this function. And, of course, it wouldn’t hook, ever. So… Read More »