Articles in category «linux»

Long Term Secure Backups

Not that long ago, I managed to delete all of my physical HV hosts, backup server, all external backups, and a bit more. The first question that most people would ask would probably be how that's even possible. That may become a post by itself; it probably won't ...


What You Need To Do After Installing Ubuntu 10.10

Every six months these articles become popular. I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) for a few months now and I thought I'd share what I thought.

For most users

Step 1:

Install Ubuntu 10.10

Step 2:

Install the little extras you might want, such as ...


Useful F1 in Firefox

Do you ever use F1 to bring up help pages in Firefox? Do you find this feature useful? Do you like rhetorical questions?

Personally, I've never found this F1 function useful or helpful. The times I wanted some help from it I wasn't able to get the help ...


Persistent SSH

It's time for another post. Recently I've had issues with dropping network connections or wanting to connect and keep working on the same thing from other systems. Most of you probably already know the answer. You screen.

Sounds easy enough. My issue is that I'm incredibly lazy ...


Light Weight Firefox Notes

Lately I've been cumulating a very large list of things I need to do. It's been getting harder and harder to keep track of what I need to do. If I make a nice simple text file and a command to open up vim with my notes then ...


SSH Tab Complete

I manage many servers as well as pop into a few other systems now and then. I was getting somewhat irritated with typing out everything. A search on Google showed many results. It seemed the most common command to do this was this.

complete -W "$(echo `cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut ...

Light Weight Ubuntu Kernel

As a preliminary note: DO NOT follow anything in this and proceed to ask for help. If you follow this than consider yourself void of ANY support. Especially from the -kernel channel. They support and develop stock kernels, not your personal modifications.

Now.. In my quest for a fast boot ...


Creating Your Own Bazaar Server

By now we've all heard about the Bazaar (bzr) version control system. If you're a coder then you're well aware of what a version control system is and why it's helpful. If you code on Launchpad you're equally aware how incredibly awesome this system is ...


64bit Java / Flash Deathroll

I think Linux users can safely agree that Flash and Java make web usage into a battle ground. Many of us choose to blame the issue on the distribution we use. When we favor our distribution too much we'll point fingers at Sun or Adobe. If we use the ...


Moving from personal mail server to Gmail

I was hosting my own email server for about a year. I enjoyed the fact that I had full and complete control over the entire mail server. I enjoyed being able to fine tune everything to fit my needs exactly. I was doing this for about 1.5 years.

Unfortunately ...