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HOWTO: Enable Docker API through firewalld on CentOS 7.x (el7)

Playing more and more with Docker across multiple Linux distributions has taught me that not all Linux distributions are treated the same. There’s a discord right now in the Linux community about systemd vs. SysV init. In our example, CentOS 7.x uses systemd, where all system services are spawned and started. I am using this […]

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  1. Tuesday Tip: rsync Command to Include Only Specific Files I find myself using rsync a lot, both for moving...
  2. SOLVED: VMware Tools __devexit_p Error on Linux Kernel 3.8 and Earlier If you run a current version of VMware Workstation, VMware...
  3. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...

Syndicated 2015-01-20 05:04:14 from random neuron misfires

Tuesday Tip: rsync Command to Include Only Specific Files

I find myself using rsync a lot, both for moving data around, for creating backups using rsnapshot (yes, even on Windows!) and for mirroring public Open Source projects and repositories. I used to create all sorts of filters and scripts to make sure I was getting only the files I wanted and needed, but I […]

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  1. SOLVED: VMware Tools __devexit_p Error on Linux Kernel 3.8 and Earlier If you run a current version of VMware Workstation, VMware...
  2. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...
  3. Updating Legacy Fedora Linux Distributions to Use Archive Repositories I run a VMware ESXi server here that hosts ~500...

Syndicated 2015-01-06 19:35:18 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Run boot2docker in VMware Fusion and ESXi with Shipyard to Manage Your Containers

This took me awhile to piece together, and I had to go direct to the maintainers of several of these components to get clarity on why some things worked, while others did not, even following the explicit instructions. Here, I present the 100% working HOWTO: I started with a post I found written by someone […]

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  1. SOLVED: VMware Tools __devexit_p Error on Linux Kernel 3.8 and Earlier If you run a current version of VMware Workstation, VMware...
  2. HOWTO: Properly install native VMware Tools in pfSense 2.0.3 (FreeBSD 8.1) If you’re anything like me, you take security seriously. With...
  3. AT&T Locks Horns with Hurricane Sandy and my data-only MiFi We were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy out here...

Syndicated 2015-01-03 06:10:11 from random neuron misfires

SOLVED: Installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 5.04 under ESXi

It may seem odd, that it’s almost 2015, and I’m writing a post describing how to install VMware Tools inside Ubuntu 5.04, a Linux distribution that was released on April 8th, 2005 and went End of Life on October 31, 2006. I run a home lab here with a number of test machines (all VMs […]

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  1. SOLVED: VMware Tools __devexit_p Error on Linux Kernel 3.8 and Earlier If you run a current version of VMware Workstation, VMware...
  2. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...
  3. SOLVED: VMware Tools create_proc_entry Error with vmballoon_procfs_init on Linux Kernel 3.11.0 Another quick VMware Tools patch and fix if you’re using...

Syndicated 2014-12-27 03:20:56 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Remove the “Year in Review” Posts from your Facebook Wall

It’s annoying. It’s Facebook. We all learn to either love or hate it, but there are ways to make the annoying parts of it go away. The most-recent annoyance is Facebook’s compulsion to add the “Year in Review” posts from people to your Facebook wall. Thankfully I’ve never been asked to fill mine out, but […]

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  1. AT&T Locks Horns with Hurricane Sandy and my data-only MiFi We were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy out here...
  2. HOWTO: Block “SongPop” game updates and events on Facebook I’m a big fan of keeping my Facebook feed, news...
  3. Facebook Does It Again, Silently Sending GPS Coordinates with Every Message Yes, they’ve done it again. The most-recent update of the...

Syndicated 2014-12-26 13:51:30 from random neuron misfires

Quick tip for Users Hosting TurnKey Linux Images for Public Consumption

I host lots of internal infrastructure for friends, colleagues, the Open Source community, my LUG and others and much of the recent need I’ve seen has been with easy-to-contain images like those provided by the TurnKey Linux project. These are very small, light, lean VMs and app containers you can deploy on your servers, baremetal, […]

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Syndicated 2014-12-26 03:48:02 from random neuron misfires

HOWTO: Quick 7-Zip Trick to Encrypt Your Files with Non-Interactive Mode

I have a lot of data that I archive away on a regular basis, both on my “PC” machines and my mobile devices OTA. I needed a secure, reproducible way to secure those data with a very strong, complex password using extremely tight compression. Unfortunately, p7zip on Linux and 7-Zip for Windows don’t permit a […]

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  1. HOWTO: How to Fix a Forgotten Windows Administrator or User Password with Sticky Keys I pulled some of my very old Windows VMs out...
  2. Using fdupes to Solve the Data Duplication Problem: I’ve got some dupes! Well, 11.6 hours later after scanning the NAS with fdupes,...
  3. HOWTO: Configure XChat Azure on OS X to connect to Freenode using SASL + Tor With all the recent news about the NSA, Prism Surveillance...

Syndicated 2014-12-13 20:59:55 from random neuron misfires

Disable Login User List in Ubuntu 14.04, Trusty Tahr

The latest and greatest Ubuntu 14.04 is out, with a mountain of new features: “Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 LTS (code named “Trusty Tahr”) has been released and available for download. This updated version includes the Linux kernel v3.13.0-24.46, Python 3.4, Xen 4.4, Libreoffice 4.2.3, MySQL 5.6/MariaDB 5.5, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, improvements to AppArmor allow […]

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Syndicated 2014-04-25 00:30:29 from random neuron misfires

Disable Login User List in Ubuntu 14.04, Trusty Tahr

The latest and greatest Ubuntu 14.04 is out, with a mountain of new features: “Ubuntu Linux version 14.04 LTS (code named “Trusty Tahr”) has been released and available for download. This updated version includes the Linux kernel v3.13.0-24.46, Python 3.4, Xen 4.4, Libreoffice 4.2.3, MySQL 5.6/MariaDB 5.5, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5, improvements to AppArmor allow […]

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  2. How Many Java Versions is Enough for Mavericks, Apple? A lot of software outright fails to work on Apple...
  3. SOLVED: Remove annoying duplicate users in your WordPress blog This happens quite a bit, and I’m surprised the default...

Syndicated 2014-04-21 05:59:16 from random neuron misfires

Updating Legacy Fedora Linux Distributions to Use Archive Repositories

I run a VMware ESXi server here that hosts ~500 separate VMs, clones, templates and test builds of operating systems for testing, development, personal playground and other roles. Some of these VMs are older Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and various other Linux distributions. Since those distributions are no longer active, maintained by the community, the update […]

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  3. AT&T Locks Horns with Hurricane Sandy and my data-only MiFi We were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy out here...

Syndicated 2013-11-24 20:43:33 from random neuron misfires

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