Monthly Archives: October 2017

Making Bob’s Red mill pancakes palatable

I normally love Bob’s red mill products. I enjoy their organic soy beans, organic oatmeal, flax seeds, beans, you name it. That said, their multigrain pancake and waffle mix is just plain disgusting. I’ve followed their instructions on the package … Continue reading

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Dropbox, OwnCloud? OneDrive? Which one? or all of them?

 Drew Houston did the world a favor when found USB sticks becoming inconvenient and founding Dropbox in 2007. Everybody I knew that started using it loved it, especially for collaboration on projects. Another use case that I loved it for … Continue reading

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Caveats of using a privacy screen

I love my privacy screen on my laptop. I can work with a little more security, thinking that as like it’s less likely that someone is watching what I’m doing. That said, and there are some trade-offs. One of them … Continue reading

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Using vim-cmd to remedy a bsod

Here’s a great tutorial for vim-cmd if you haven’t had experience with it before by my friend, Steve Jin: www.doublecloud.org/2013/11/vmware-esxi-vim-cmd-command-a-quick-tutorial/ This is a real-world situation I got myself into when I tried connecting to my client VM and found a BSOD … Continue reading

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 is broken!

At least kernel-3.10.0-514.26.2.el7.x86_64.rpm is broken. With it, you will not be able to use a stack size lower than ~4.5MB. Here’s some reading on why your applications would want to do this: https://www.systemcodegeeks.com/shell-scripting/bash/using-rlimit-and-why-you-should/ Here’s an excerpt: Why do we care? Security in … Continue reading

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Automated backup of AWS route53 zones

cli53! It’s the coolest tool you can use for Amazon DNS route53! This is the posting I had tried to follow for backing up my zone files. https://sysinfo.io/automated-backup-aws-route-53-record-sets/ I suspect that AWS changed the output of this command, so it … Continue reading

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Spinning up a bunch of virtual desktops in Amazon WorkSpaces (videos)

This was a pretty fun project that I had gotten so I figured I would share the experience. There are multiple use cases for virtual desktops. In our case, it’s ephemeral – only need them for a few days for … Continue reading

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AIX notes … ipfilter, unzip, zlib, openssh, openssl

I had the privilege of experiencing AIX for the very first time this week. Hopefully this can save someone else time. Some packages that aren’t installed by default that you might want include openssl, openssh, unzip, zlib, and IPFilter. I … Continue reading

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