Primary and Secondary Data Stores in Appian

Appian has a primary data store (i.e. database) that it uses to store Appian-related data records, such as the feed items in Tempo, each users’ followers, and locks when editing application objects in the designer. The data in this data store ensures that Appian is working properly. Appian can be used to connect to secondary […]

Enabling VirtualBox Host-only Adapter on Mac OS X

Host-only Adapters in VirtualBox on OS X do not work right out of the box – some simple configuration is needed. This post provides a quick walk-through to get it up and running. Creating a Host-only Network in VirtualBox Launch VirtualBox and click on “VirtualBox > Preferences” on the Menu Bar (Or press “Command” + […]

Installing Appian 17.2 on Centos 7

As part of a recent project, I was provided the opportunity to evaluate Appian (a Business Process Management Suite) and how it can fit the requirements. As part of the exploratory phase, I had to understand Appian’s architecture and install an evaluation instance. This post will describe the installation steps I took to get Appian […]

Updating BIOS of ASUS P5Q SE/R Motherboard

By far, this is one of the most straightforward BIOS updates, with the update utility within the existing BIOS itself. (though if the current BIOS was corrupted, another way would be needed) Official Site of ASUS P5Q SE/R Motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5Q_SER/ To update the BIOS: Download and extract the latest/desired BIOS from the official manufacturer website onto […]

Updating BIOS of Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard

The Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Motherboard was released in 2009 – do check out the manufacturer’s site for more details: http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-G41M-ES2L-rev-14#ov I got this board second hand, and decided to do a BIOS upgrade so as to take advantage of some of the fixed/newer features (e.g. Wakeup on LAN, Charge Function). The board had a F3 BIOS version installed (observed […]

Updating BIOS of MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard

The MSI P35 Platinum Motherboard (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/P35_Platinum.html) was launched in 2007. The following review is useful as background reading: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/msi-p35-platinum-motherboard-review/ Recently, I got my hands on this motherboard and was experiencing some issues with the POST, specifically due to the initialization of its DDR2 RAM sticks (error LEDs read “Red-Red-Green-Red” / “RRGR”). I read the MSI forums […]