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Nov/14

Enable Backspace In Firefox On Ubuntu

Not sure why but the backspace keyboard short is disabled in Ubuntu. To enable it: type about:config into the address bar. Accept the warning. Find the key browser.backspace_action and change the value to 0. Enable Backspace In Firefox In Ubuntu … Continue reading

17

Nov/14

Github Over HTTPS

Github defaults to using the default SSH port (22) but it can be reconfigured to use HTTPS port 443. To test this run the following command: ssh -T -p 443 git@ssh.github.com The above -p 443 parameter tells SSH to connect … Continue reading

10

Nov/14

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing

I tried connecting to a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 install using the VNC after setting up Desktop Sharing: The clue is in the error message. To fix this it requires disabling Ubuntu requiring an encrypted connection. DO THIS AT YOUR … Continue reading

3

Nov/14

Firefox Interupts localhost To www.localhost.com

Firefox tries to be too clever and when the address doesn’t work, it tries to connect to sites on common patterns like adding .com or www. to the address in case the user accidentally forgot to put them in. For … Continue reading

27

Oct/14

Modify “Places” In Nautilus, Ubuntu

Places in the Ubuntu equivilent explorer bar is quick and easy way to navigate to folders but there is no easy way to customise them. The configuration file is actually located in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs so it’s on a per user basis. … Continue reading

20

Oct/14

Install HA Proxy 1.5 On Ubuntu

Overview Apache’s HAProxy is a proxy software but it can also load balance between servers. The significance of version 1.5 is it’s ability to handle SSL connections where as before you needed to off load the connection to a different … Continue reading

13

Oct/14

Managing Servers On The Go With Android

Overview Since the ye ol’ days I have been self hosting one thing or another at first from a repurposed family computer to now using cloud infrastructure like Linode and Digital Ocean. I’m not a sys admin by day (and … Continue reading

6

Oct/14

BitTorrent Sync On Ubuntu

Overview BitTorrent Sync or BT Sync uses BitTorrent technology to facilitate peer to peer file synchronization. It allows almost true peer to peer setup without a central server (except for a tracker). Clients can come on and offline as an … Continue reading