Sometime I want to inspect software repositories. However, I don't want my machine to actually install anything from it.
To do so, I made a small bash function that both adds the repository and pins it to priority -1, telling apt to never install anything from it (unless manually told …
For reasons unknown to me, Debian's NTP daemon only works on udp port 123, even when operating as a client.
This is a problem because my network configuration does not allow incoming packets on this port, thus preventing my raspberrySeed (raspberry pi running Debian, deluge, flexget) from syncing …
Today I got annoyed that some puppet agent runs took me over 90 seconds
to complete, even though they actually did nothing (no change was
I wanted to see which part of the run took the longest, so I tried this:
sudo puppet agent --test --debug
Unfortunately …more ...
I recently had a very annoying problem - some daemon failed, but ran
fine when told to run at foreground (not daemonize). Running at
foreground is the easiest way to debug processes, because that way you
get their input / output / error streams in your terminal.
Said daemon had no …
I'm using Firefox with NoScript, which is the
AdBlock of scripts - allowing you to selectively block scripts according
to various rules (e.g. block all scripts from analytics.google.com), and
additionally helps protecting you from XSS (cross site
One of the components in NoScript is ABE (Application Boundaries …
Today I solved a problem that has been bothering me for a while - being unable to automatically "remount" my USB drive in case it disconnects and reconnects.
My raspberrySeed (rPi + Debian + Deluge) has a USB drive connected (to keep the downloaded content in). The filesystem on that drive …more ...
Update: I added this project as my first GitHub repo
I have an ongoing project which I nickname my raspberrySeed, which is a
Rasbperry Pi running Deluge. Works 24/7, takes very little power,
minimal heat, no noise, works as a fine seedbox.
However, I recently encountered strange situtations in …
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 (beta2), and I got all of my "lenses" (searching additional items in the dash menu), that look like this:
Of course there's a way to disable those lenses, but I actually want to
remove those I'll never use (like flickr).
The problem - lenses …