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No Root For Coders

Posted 03-20-2015 at 06:22 AM by dijetlo (digital dijetlo)
Updated 03-20-2015 at 06:53 AM by dijetlo

I was approached by a Java developer who wanted to put a set of python scripts on one of the instances I'm responsible for. I asked for the script (it's just python) and he decided that he'd just pressure a Jr. Admin into it instead. So the moron (my Junior Admin) did as he was told because he didn't want to fight with Management and the Dev team so he loaded the scripts and put pointers into /etc/rc3 blind (he has no python skills), and he did it all with no reboot because the Jprogger told him...
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The little instance that couldn't

Posted 03-18-2015 at 07:47 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-18-2015 at 07:50 PM by rocket357

Kids, gather around so I can tell you a story. A story of heartbreak, and frustration, and 'OhMahGerdWutTehF00kzRurThinking!'

I got a case yesterday where a user couldn't ssh to his EC2 instance. Simple enough, I see these quite often and I just about have a playbook to run by for these. *just about*, I say.

Yesterday I spent a decent amount of time troubleshooting with the user. Mostly emails back and forth (which would have gone faster, but the user and I both...
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RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 2 based on Debian “Jessie”, Ubuntu “Vivid Vervet” (15.04) and Linaro

Posted 03-18-2015 at 07:48 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 03-18-2015 at 07:49 AM by exton

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I have made a perfect (as I think) Linux ARM system for Raspberry Pi 2. I call it RaspEX. It is based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8), Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (upcoming Ubuntu 15.04) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs).

What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to...
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A few tips regarding firefox/iceweasel's new tab page

Posted 03-17-2015 at 07:15 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Originally Posted by Kadha

If you wish to have more than 9 tabs on the new tab page, you just have to

- open the config page > in the url bar, type "about:config"
- agree that you're doing this at your own risk
- search for the word "tab", you'll get a bunch of entries
- change the value of browser.newtabpage.columns for your desired number of columns (for instance 4)
- change the value of browser.newtabpage.rows for your desired number of rows
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To dish or not to dish...

Posted 03-15-2015 at 05:06 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-15-2015 at 05:17 PM by rocket357

I've been bashing Comcast a lot lately, but today an even stranger "let's piss Jonathon off" event took place. See, we use Comcast for internet service only. I'd like to be in a position to go with fiber, but until we buy that dream house up on the hill, I'll have to settle (to be completely honest, Comcast isn't all *that* bad as I have written them up to be). I've configured a bunch of "obfuscating" services, such as tor, dnscrypt, etc... so Comcast knows as little as possible...
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