I’m back on Ubuntu with the Gnome 3 desktop environment and here are a few customsations to make it more productive and make moving between Gnome 3 & Windows simple.Read more →
I want to keep an eye on my Internet service provider after a series of prolonged outages, to that end I setup a Grafana dashboard to monitor my connectivity to various online services.Read more →
In a cost-saving exercise I wanted to try host my personal website on a free platform, since the code repository is hosted on GitHub, I decided to look into GitHub pages.Read more →
This is my
.vimrc, I find it benefitial to use this where I do development to normalise my editor across different operating systems, and to enable some useful untapped features to make Vim feel a bit less prehistoric.
A smattering of useful commands for dealing with package managers!Read more →
SCP suffered from weak input validation for decades until CVE-2019-6111, the maintainers recommended using SFTP until patched versions can be deployed. I, like many others, were reminded SFTP existed!Read more →
The Lustre community supports recent point-releases of RHEL/CentOS but those patches don’t seem to come back into existing Lustre releases, since those releases don’t officially support later kernels. I installed client 2.10 thinking it had the best chance of working but encountered huge numbers of errors when compiling!Read more →
The following command connects to our server and forwards a specific port on our local machine to the server. In this case we forward port
5432 which belongs to PostgreSQL, so when we connect to
localhost:5432 on the desktop, the connection is forwarded through the secure tunnel to the server.