Team iDetailAid complete charity 100km London Nightrider challenge!

Posted by Matt Aspinall on 21-Jun-2016 15:56:31

Here at iDetailAid we love a challenge, especially when its for a good cause, thats why Matt A, Matt B and Will donned their lycra as part of a 10 person team to raise money for Wandsworth Oasis, a local charity that raises money for vunerable people with HIV.

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iDetailAid strengthens leadership team with new senior sales manager, Michael Evans

Posted by Tim Heyes on 29-Apr-2016 09:38:34

Ground-breaking eDetail content creation solution provider iDetailAid has today announced the appointment of Michael Evans as Senior Sales Manager.

In his role, Michael will lead all sales activities across the UK and Europe, and is tasked with generating leads and developing excellent client relationships which build long term value and achieve ambitious revenue targets.

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How to automate the installation of MySQL 5.6 and above

Posted by Matt Bryson on 14-Apr-2016 13:24:59

With the release of MySQL 5.6, there was no longer a default user account with an empty password. For security reasons the root account is now allocated a random password when MySQL is installed, which is written to a log file.

You then look up the password from the log file, and use it to login and change it to something else...

$ sudo grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log 
$ mysqladmin -u root --password=RANDOM_PASSWORD_FROM_LOG password myNewSuperSecretPassword1!

This is all well and good, unless you are automating deployment of MySQL. We use vagrant/ansible to spin up our local dev servers, and as soon as we upgraded MySQL, all our MySQL commands started failing as they could no longer authenticate.

There was no obvious way to install with a predefined password, or no password, so we came up with the following to automate setting up MySQL.

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Topics: Ansible, Deployment, Database, yum, CentOS, Linux, MySQL, Vagrant, Provisioning, Technology

iDetailAid Delivers Integrated eDetail Content Creation Solution for the Life Sciences Industry

Posted by Tim Heyes on 08-Apr-2016 10:11:54

iDetailAid provides a quick and easy way to author compliant multichannel content and builds integration to Veeva’s best-in-class CRM solution


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Multiplex/shared SSH connections not connecting: "Control socket connect Connection refused. Failed to connect to new control master"

Posted by Matt Bryson on 07-Apr-2016 16:17:56

I was trying to set up SSH Multiplexing on our CI server to speed things up a bit, but for some reason it always failed to use the shared connection.

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Topics: Linux, SSH, Bash, Technology

iDetailAid 1.6.2 Release announcement

Posted by Tim Heyes on 11-Mar-2016 09:04:19

We are delighted to announce the release of iDetailAid 1.6.2 which will be available on Thursday 10th March 2016.

This release further improves the slide editor with time-saving shortcuts and navigation enhancements. There are also many bug fixes and performance enhancements as well as some operational improvements.

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iDetailAid are hiring - Senior Sales Manager, United Kingdom

Posted by Tim Heyes on 09-Feb-2016 17:57:46

We are looking to hire an entrepreneurial UK-based Senior Sales Manager with knowledge, experience and expertise in selling software solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sector. The successful applicant will work from a home office base, but as this is a field sales role and the majority of your time will be spent in client facing sales visits. We offer an excellent benefits package which includes uncapped commission, car allowance and stock options.

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iDetailAid 1.6.1 Release announcement

Posted by Tim Heyes on 22-Jan-2016 09:56:33

We are delighted to announce the release of iDetailAid 1.6.1

This is a minor release of the platform which builds upon the improvements that were made to the slide editor in iDetailAid 1.6.

iDetailAid 1.6.1 provides even more options for content editors to quickly and easily create compelling messaging.

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How to recover an orphaned Docker volume for a data container

Posted by Matt Bryson on 18-Jan-2016 20:58:05

So, last week I was writing a post about cleaning up after docker, and I got a bit carried away and ended up deleting a data container. The container was no longer running, but it's docker volume was still in use by other running containers.

Check out these articles for more info on Images and Containers, Volumes and Data Containers and why you would use them.

Thankfully, I didn't use the -v flag (which removes the containers volumes as well - although volumes in use wont get removed), so I still had all the data, I just had lost the container that created it.

The problem is, docker references the volume via the container when mounting it as a shared volume. As I had deleted the container, I could no longer reference the volume.

Thankfully there is a very simple solution to get the volume mapped back to the data container.

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Topics: Deployment, Docker, Technology

Docker using up all of your disk space? Don't forget to clean up after docker...

Posted by Matt Bryson on 13-Jan-2016 12:54:10

We have some ansible scripts that deploy docker containers on to various environments. All has been going fine until this week, when we fell foul of the untidy teenager that is docker!

Our deployment was failing as the box had run out of disk space. Turns out you need to tidy up after docker...

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Topics: Deployment, Docker, Technology