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Messing around with bootable USB sticks can sometimes leave the drive with partitions that Windows cannot seem to work with. Like this example, where we have a 43 MB flash drive: Disk Management shows that we definitively have more space, however the option to grow the partition is grayed out, and we cannot delete the… Read Article →

I found out about Trello (trello.com) probably about a year ago, and started using it briefly to get household tasks organized. This mainly meant creating a quick shopping list, or a list of items to pack before a trip. It wasn’t until recently that I found the usefulness of this free tool while at work…. Read Article →

I recently got asked to configure a Wiki that can easily handle MS Word documents, where you can simply upload or display an existing document without having to convert it into a new Wiki page. After some research I found MediaWiki, for which there is a Office plugin that can convert your documents into Wiki articles. This… Read Article →

With Part I and Part II out of the way we should now have a running Foreman setup, as well as Puppet Agent installed on all our clients. Because we named the puppet master “puppet”, our agents will try to connect to this by default. This means that when we go to the Foreman dashboard… Read Article →

We now continue the guide, as we are done installing Foreman (Part I can be found here). In this shorter part of the guide it is time to install the puppet agent on our three clients. As all my Linux clients are running Ubuntu I will use the Apt install method. For the most up to date… Read Article →

I recently tried to set up a puppet master server with two nodes to manage under Ubuntu 16.04. I used a guide by Digital Ocean that was written in 2014. While I was able to get Puppet installed and working properly I ran into some trouble when I then tried to install Foreman, something about… Read Article →

I figured I should gather up some useful commands that I often use in once place. I expect this list to expand as time goes on. Check logged in users

Check server uptime

Find filenames longer than 256 characters

Get info on AD account such as last logged in and password expiration… Read Article →

Cron is the handy Linux/FreeBSD scheduler which can be used to run programs or scripts at regular intervals. The syntax can be a bit confusing however, and I’ve found myself searching for “cron run task every 10 minutes” more than once. Here is a list of some common schedule tasks. You can copy this list… Read Article →

Since WordPress is not exactly know for being secure (although this falls mainly on the plugins) it is always a good idea to patch it regularly. I recently updated the theme I use on this site, and forgot to back up the old theme folder before I did so. That meant I ran into this… Read Article →

I came across the Open Source project File Pizza, which offers peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfers between people using just a browser. While they do offer a free service through the website https://file.pizza, I figured that I would try and set this up on my own site. The files are available on their Github Page. Since… Read Article →

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