Saturday, July 23, 2016
By default, CentOS 7 will kickstart and boot using predictable network interface names. This is useful when provisioning and using similar bare metal servers, but it isn’t very useful when provisioning and using disparate bare metal servers and virtual machines.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
As of OS X 10.11.4 and .5, not sure which, I have issues connecting external hard drives to an Early-2015, 12-inch, retina MacBook. I suspect it has something to do with USB-C or OS X’s USB drivers. Apple’s OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 release notes reference updates to USB audio devices and Apple’s USB-C adapters.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Linux users have used
fdisk for as long as can be remembered to partition their hard disks. However, as large hard disks have become more and more prevalent,
fdisk can no longer be used because it has a 2 TB partition limit. Luckily,
parted has been around for a long time and can be used to label and partition any modern sized hard disk.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
ab, Apache Bench, is often used to load test websites, but I didn’t find it extensible enough for my needs. Unless an unofficial patch is applied, it cannot attempt to simulate a real person by going to random URLs. This is where siege comes in.
Monday, March 28, 2016
In a previous post, I described a method to inject content into a Jekyll post. The method worked but felt hacky and inelegant. Additionally, you could only inject content one time in a Jekyll post.
Friday, March 25, 2016
My job frequently requires me to distribute passwords to people. Those people could be coworkers or employees from another company or organization. Obviously passwords are something that need to be transmitted securely, but I didn’t have a simple, secure way to do this.
Monday, February 22, 2016
find is an extremely powerful command. It not only finds your files and directories, it can be combined with other shell commands to perform actions on those found files and directories.
Monday, February 1, 2016
sed is an extremely powerful stream editor. The web is full of useful sed one liners; especially here.
This post will be an ever growing list of sed one liners I have found useful.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Have you ever used
scp to transfer files and/or directories containing spaces only to have it output the following errors:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
The easiest way to interface with Rackspace Cloud Files is through the web portal or third-party clients such as Cyberduck.