systemctl eshell

systwemctl is nice, but has some tedious aspects if you run your shells in emacs, as i do. you can do export PAGER= this is nice, since emacs is a much better pager than more or less. also, by default systemctl elipsifies output, which i prefer emacs to handle. -l helps, but how do i avoid always typing it? ive been using a sctl alias in eshell, and its nice: alias sctl sudo systemctl –no-pager $* so, i get sudo and no pager.

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Working with Continuous Delivery, or whatever the term de-jour is, is pretty interesting. I get to work with many different fields, sometimes not so obvious ones. Although penetration testing isn’t my primary field, I’m aquainted with it since production machines are an important concern for Continuous Delivery. The Packt book, «Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing» by Kevin Cardwell explores how you can use virtual machines to construct environments to practice penetration testing.

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I bought Wildfly : New Features during Packt:s summer sale. I bought a lot of books at the same time, and only really bothered to read the title before the purchase. Since I have been working with with porting applications from Jboss 5 to 6, and now from 6 to 8, I know its usually a lot of work. For some reason version 7 was never popular with my customers, so I never really used that version much.

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Machines Dream

FOSS

The languages of machines and man aren’t so different. What happens if you see your program code not as a set of instructions for a piece of hardware, but as a story? A story so enjoyable, the machine dreams it, and wants to live it. Free Software then, is a vast shared universe where everyone are welcome to contribute their stories. Proprietary software is the analog of a sitcom where rabid lawyers send DMCA notices to anyone daring to take interest enough to write a story in the same universe.

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So, my previous artsite was made with mediagoblin, which is nice. However, it has some problems with my particular use case. I store my drawings in a git repository, and I tend to change files a lot, and never really finish them. Each file is really an ongoing mandala process, and I like it that way. This aproach doesnt work so well with Mediagoblin, which is geared to be used as colaborative postings of finished files, such as Instagram etc.

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(This article was originally published by Datormagazin. Republished with permission) Linux på Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 2 är en laptop i surfplatteformat från Microsoft som är intressant på flera sätt. Innanför höljet har den en fjärde generationens Intell Haswell CPU med bra prestanda, högupplöst tryckkänslig skärm, med mera. Den är framtagen för att hjälpa Microsoft att kunna erövra en del av surfplattemmarknaden, som Microsoft hitintills inte har gjort något större avtryck på.

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I use a number of qemu based android-x86 for various purposes, such as storing proprietary certificate handling software in them. One of the virtual machines suddenly refused to boot. It kept hanging during the display of the android logo in the early boot sequence. Booting the virtual machine in debug mode revealed that there was an issue with the ext3 root filesystem. Very odd. This is how I solved it

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I happened to missplace my Pebble charging cable, and I was travelling with no electronics stores near. Its quite easy to make an emergency one with just a spare usb cable, and a piece of tape. Cut off the cable and pull out the red and blue cords. tape the cords to the pebble charging pads. If you get them wrong nothing bad happens, but its your own responsibility of course.

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Sandforce SSD:s

storage

I have a lot of disks. Some mechanical, and some SSD:s. Normally I get Enterprise grade SSD:s, but not always. Two OCZ SSD:s died recently, with just a short time intervall in between. With mechanical disks, you normally get some kind of warning. Maybe checksums start to fail, maybe there is an increase in noise level. These OCZ SSD:s just died though. From one second to the next, poof, completely with no response.

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My current smartphone is so unreliable now I need to fall back to a dumbphone. Rather than running out to buy a new smartphone, I will log here what it feels like with a dumbphone. I will do this to see what I really need, and I dont want to fork out 5 kkr on a phone that is obsolete before i even get it. First of all, reliability is outstanding with a dumbphone.

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