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Sep/21

Restructuring Instances With DigitalOcean

Overview I have been using DigitalOcean for hosting my blog as well as other services for a while now. Not only have there been significant advances with the likes of volumes, firewalls, etc for free the value for money on … Continue reading

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Mar/21

Home Assistant Introduction

Overview I have been using Home Assistant for 6 months and it has been an amazing investment of time and energy. Home Assistant is like the controller or brains behind any home automation. As a community project, it has it’s … Continue reading

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May/20

Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Clipboard Sharing Not Working Using VirtualBox

I have a desktop Ubuntu virtual machine(VM) ready to be cloned so I can spin up a VM as quick as possible. Recently, the machines would loose the ability to share clipboard and the fix is below: sudo apt install … Continue reading

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Dec/19

Pi-hole DNS Filtering

Overview Pi-hole is a very light weight, DNS filtering server. It’s so light that there are reports it can even run on a Raspberry Pi 1! Example reasons for filtering DNS include blocking ads to filtering out harmful sites (content … Continue reading

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Mar/19

Cloud Desktop

Overview Having a persistent cloud environment means no more standby or shutting when you’re moving or leaving the computer. Leveraging cloud computing, it could be as cheap to run or as powerful as you want configure it. Install Gnome Install … Continue reading

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Feb/19

Install Gnome Shell Extensions System Monitor on Ubuntu 18.04

Overview With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS switching back to Gnome as the desktop manager from Unity, it means it can take advantage of Gnomes features that replaced unities such as system monitor in the dock. Minimum Install Open the gnome terminal … Continue reading

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Dec/18

Boot From Grub

Overview When you get the grub command prompt: grub > It means something went wrong with the grub boot leader whether it was not installed properly or it cannot find your hard drive to boot into the OS. From this … Continue reading

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Sep/18

HAProxy Redirect Unknown Subdomains

Overview It’s possible to redirect non configured sub domains to a different error message rather than a default or error 503 which is a server side error. Edit /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg and add the following to the default frontend: default_backend no-match Then … Continue reading