Why I still persist on not using systemd

2017-04-17
tagged: linux, gentoo

The following screenshot of a systemd issue reported on github saysit all. I don't care if systemd is technically superior, the way it's being developed is truely bothering. It's leadership is insisting on being blunt ingoring users, misleading and even wrong.

Dockerfile quicky - templating with M4

2016-09-07
tagged: docker, linux

Creating abstracted Dockerfile is something I really wish existed. Every time, I write a `Dockerfile` for a specific base image I must specify the correct package manager command. You either use `apt-get` or `apk` or `yum` or any other call for the package manager. This is unfortunately, not very reusable. But, here is a simple schema how to use M4 macros to achieve this abstraction.

OpenWRT SSH init script with port forwarding

2016-07-03
tagged: openwrt, linux, ssh

If you have a publicly available server you can setup a permanent SSH connection to it from your OpenWRT. Add remote port forwarding to the plan, and you get an easy way to always access your hosts where your OpenWRT router is.

Gentoo - Reasons why you should give it a try

2016-06-09

Type your summary here.

Dictionaries in bash scripts - it is possible

2015-06-11
tagged: bash, linux

Apparently, bash offeres assosiative arrays, similar to Python dictionaries

Simple Multiprocessing Task Queue in Python

2015-02-25
tagged: python, linux

Yet another tutorial about Python's multiprocessing. What make this one different? Well, it's based on a real life example and shows what is going on behind the sceanes on your Linux host.

salt quick tip - changing passwords on multiple clusters

2014-10-24
tagged: salt, linux, sudo

Using salt stack to manage your own private cloud on clusters can ease your life. Here is how you can allow users to update their passwords on multipl Linux hosts

Revive and old Smartphone with Cyanogenmod!

2014-04-13
tagged: linux, cyanogedmod

I recently installed Cyanogenmod on an old Samsung Galaxy II and I just wanted to share my thoughts.

Quick Tip - Tiling Windows manager in Mate-Desktop

2014-01-11

Here is how you can achieve Tiling windows management without leaving a full blown Desktop Environment such as Mate-Desktop using x-tile

Dell is not serious about Linux

2013-12-09

How serious Dell is about Linux? I think it is not that serious, and it is using Ubuntu fans as free advertising platformadvertising platform

New Entry in the Linux laptop list

2012-05-02

I am looking for a new laptop. 14" is a bit hard to fit in the bag sometimes.

The future of Windows

2012-05-02

Last week I participated in a Windows 7 course. I was sent to the course by my employer, although in my official role is Linux System Engineer. 9 people attended the course. Looking around my colleagues I had some interesting observations, I'd like to share.

TMUX - copy mode and how to control multiple servers at once

2012-05-02
tagged: cluster, linux, tmux

Two tips which needs to be documented

Turn your laptop to alarm clock

2012-04-03
tagged: debian, cli, linux, hardware

I bumped into an article describing `rtcwake` [here](http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/wake-cron.html), so I thought it will be cool to write a nice wrapper script around it.

GNOME Fork is dead

2012-04-02
tagged: gnome, linux

The [EXDE project](http://www.exde.org), which aimed to continue supporting gnome 2.X is dead. This is really a shame

Remove all Development packages from Debian

2012-04-02
tagged: debian, cli, linux

Another cool one liner to remove all development packages to clean your Debian.

Running more than one linux distribution without rebooting

2012-03-31
tagged: debian, linux

My laptop has reached Nirvana with Debian Squeeze, everything works out of the box, and I very happy with the stability of the system.

Saving Karo - making a 6 years old laptop alive again

2012-01-08
tagged: debian, linux, hardware

Karo is the second laptop I got, I bought in my second year of Uni, in 2005. Karo, diamond in Turkish, is an HP Compaq nx6110 business Laptop.

The Wierdest Post Ever in ServerFault.

2011-12-10
tagged: linux, hardware

I don't know if this is a joke or not. But if it's not a joke, it must be cruel.

Analyst my S

2011-10-26
tagged: opinion, foss, linux

Sometimes I just can't wonder An posts a blog which shows the guy has no clue what he's talking about. And people actually make such a fuss about it.

More GCONF Fun - Setting display backlight

2011-10-23
tagged: debian, foss, linux

In my Clevo notebook all the Fn keys work, except the Brightness keys. So after search quite long, I have found that the only solution that really works for me is `xbacklight`

Quicktip - Setting keyboard layout in GNOME via CLI

2011-09-27
tagged: gnome, cli, linux

Of course backups could do the job, but I find a clean install much cleaner and safer for my purposes.

Linux users - stop whining about UEFI Secure booting!

2011-09-26

Sorry for the provocative title, but I think Linux and other FOSS Operating System should really stop whining about the UEFI secure booting.

20 Years of linux - a humoristic view

2011-08-25
tagged: debian, foss, linux

20 Years of linux - a humoristic view

dwm Baby, Hell Yeah I am becoming a SUPER GEEK!

2011-06-04
tagged: dwm, debian, linux

F\#!k yeah! I am using a [tiling window manager](http://dwm.suckless.org/) called DWM, and it is the best thing I have seen lately

Calcurse, a compact Linux organizer, now with encryption

2011-04-17
tagged: debian, cli, linux

I bumped into calcurse a while ago, but I didn't take the use of it seriously. When I started using it, I was also using Gnome's Evolution.

Stripping EOL from output in BASH

2011-04-15
tagged: bash, cli, linux

Sometimes you have to text process the output of many chained commands, e.g. bash command to list all dev package in Debian. The results are usually outputted with "\\n"

yes yes we can - about the Linux command yes

2011-03-25
tagged: cli, linux

Recently I started building my own [LFS](http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/), I was pretty amused by the command `yes`

Matlab Alternative RStudio

2011-03-03
tagged: programming, linux

To the list of great Matlab alternative I add today [RSTUDIO](http://www.rstudio.org/)

Network-manager still sucks !

2011-02-26
tagged: wicd, gnome, linux

I have been long complaining about the buggy network-manager included in GNOME. Today, I have (re)discovered I am still unable to use Network-Manager to connect to a WPA secured wirless

Create a virtual networking lab with vmware workstation

2011-02-01

This is a post to demonstrate how you can build a LAN with DNS servers and DHCP servers running inside VMWARE.

Simple IPTABLES script

2010-04-11
tagged: linux

In the following a simple IPTABLES script. It has the following features:

How to Build a DEB package for the git sources

2010-01-09

I wanted to build python-moinmoin from the 1.8.x series because python-moinmoin 1.9 didn't work for me.

How not to use the kill Command on Linux

2009-11-22
tagged: linux, cli

A few months ago I installed Debian GNU/Linux on an old Sony Vaio Laptop of a friend of mine. The laptop is really nice with slim case and a 15" screen. She was really happy she could write her thesis on this nice machine again because Windows XP could not function properly on this machine. Installation was a breeze and the non technical friend of mine was working on it happily for 4 months now.

WICD rocks on the roads !

2009-08-27
tagged: linux, wicd, hardware

Been traveling in the USA for a couple of weeks now. I was prepared for bitter timetime with my Debian and wireless roaming. So I've mastered the use of commands ifconfig and iwlist and such. The reason is that I've had my share already with network-manager.

MoinMoin wiki on Debian, Installation and configuration

2009-08-27
tagged: linux, python, wiki

Sometimes, installation of Debian packages is too easy, but then configuration can be quite confusing.

WOULD PAY FOR ANYTHING OPEN

2009-07-14
tagged: linux, hardware, foss

Hey, maybe some manufacturer will read this desperate post.

Top 10 linux blog posts you should avoid reading

2009-04-29
tagged: linux, web

As a frequent reader of Linux related news, I've come to the conclusion the sometimes reading posts about Linux is a complete waste of time. With time I've noticed that there are some repeating patterns to what I skip, so I've compiled this list to those who want to save some time, and a reminder to myself.

Broken USB in OpenSUSE 11.1

2009-03-16

Last week I upgraded one of my workstations at work to version 11.1 from 11.0 only to discover this week that automounting of usb disks has ceased to work.

My Story with linux part 2 - How I learned to love Debian

2008-10-09
tagged: linux, debian

In the previous part of this long inventory post, I've finished with Debian Etch. After a year and a half of distro hoping, I've decided that I'm experienced enough to try the new Debian Etch.

Windows 7 and the amount of developers of Linux

2008-08-22
tagged: linux, windows-7

The marker Israel publishes a [translated article](http://it.themarker.com/tmit/article/4273) from IDG were they mention that Microsoft has about 2000 people working on the next generation of Windows, 500 people are in charge of the 2000 developers. And my guess is that Microsoft will have triple the amount of people selling (or trying to sell that operating system).

My story with Linux, Part 1

2008-08-17
tagged: linux, debian

My story with Debian GNU\Linux is a true love story. At least for the time being. This post is dedicated to describe how I got "here". "Here" is my relationship with Debian on my laptop started

A quick tip - How to pause ubuntu upgrade tool

2008-07-09
tagged: ubuntu, linux

I've been upgrading my ubuntu laptop since ubuntu 6.06, even though sometimes I break my installation and need to do a clean install... Never the less I think ubuntu's upgrade tool has no second in the linux world. It is mostly a reliable tool and usually does the job. But there is one thing that always annoyed me about it. Once you get it running you can't stop it, and if you stop it cleans all the packages downloaded. It's really annoying because when it runs it completely over takes the net usage and other net applications.

It's not the Gates, it's the bars

2008-07-04
tagged: opinion, linux, foss

The BBC publishes an important [article](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7487060.stm) by Richard Stallman. I felt this is so important and true it has to be copied an published here fully

Data analysis with spreadsheets vs. programming

2008-06-14

In many cases people use programs like Excel, Gnumeric or Openoffice.org spreadsheet to analyze large amounts of data. I always hated Excel, and when I switched to Linux about 3 years ago I learned about Gnumeric, but I always found it a little bit limited because I couldn't use macros.

KDE and layout switch

2008-06-08
tagged: linux, cli

Unfortunately many DE's suck for that reason: Developers' just ignore users. Personally, I like KDE, but I don't use it. Never. Why ? Because KDE developers will not fix the bug which prevents normal keyboard layout change

A purpose of a linux command

2008-05-22
tagged: linux, cli

Ever happened to you that you needed to do something on your linux box and didn't know how ? Sure it did!

Moved from godady to webfaction

2008-04-30
tagged: linux, hosting

That's it ! I finaly moved from godaddy.com to webfaction.

Ubuntu Gusty is Bloatware

2007-11-06
tagged: linux, ubuntu

Ubuntu Gutsy is Bloatware. The latest ubuntu distro is terrible, comparing with the previous one, Feisty Fawn. Cases like this make me think about the 6 months release cycle, and really appreciate my Debian stable, which is old, but working. So why am I saying Ubuntu Gutsy is terrible ?

Another Linux Laptop

2007-06-10
tagged: linux, hardware

Yesterday night another laptop was born free. usage.