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Install Chromium with VAAPI on Fedora 30

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Lower your CPU usage and increase battery life when you watch certain videos by using Chromium with VAAPI support.

Customize GNOME from i3

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All of your GNOME and gtk applications are configured in i3 with a few simple tricks.

Deploy monit in OpenShift

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Monit is a tried-and-true monitoring daemon that is easy to deploy. Add it to OpenShift to make monitoring even easier.

Get faster GitLab runners with a ramdisk

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Many cloud providers give you lots of memory with each instance and you can speed up tests and builds by using a ramdisk.

Fedora 30 on Google Compute Engine

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Fedora 30 is a great Linux distribution for cloud platforms, but it needs a little work to perform well on Google Compute Engine.

Ham Radio FAQ

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Welcome! #This page is a work in progress!

Running Ansible in OpenShift with arbitrary UIDs

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My work at Red Hat involves testing lots and lots of kernels from various sources and we use GitLab CE to manage many of our repositories and run our CI jobs.

Get a /56 from Spectrum using wide-dhcpv6

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After writing my last post on my IPv6 woes with my Pixel 3, some readers asked how I’m handling IPv6 on my router lately.

Pixel 3 Wi-Fi drops constantly

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We have two Google Pixel phones in our house: a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 3.

Stop audio pops on Intel HD Audio

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I recently picked up a Dell Optiplex 7060 and I’m using it as my main workstation now.

Automatic floating windows in i3

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The i3 window manager is a fast window manager that helps you keep all of your applications in the right place.


Getting started with ham radio repeaters

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Repeaters are a great way to get into ham radio, but they can be tricky to use for new amateur radio operators. This post explains how to get started.

How to thrive at a technical conference

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I’m at the 2018 Red Hat Summit this week in San Francisco and I am enjoying the interactions between developers, executives, vendors, and engineers.

Install testing kernels in Fedora

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If you’re on the latest Fedora release, you’re already running lots of modern packages.

Takeaways from my foray into amateur radio

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The Overland Expo in Asheville last year was a great event, and one of my favorite sessions covered the basics about radio communications while overlanding.


Thunderbird changes fonts in some messages, not all

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Thunderbird is a great choice for a mail client on Linux systems if you prefer a GUI, but I had some problems with fonts in the most recent releases.

Old role, new name: ansible-hardening

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The interest in the openstack-ansible-security role has taken off faster than I expected, and one piece of constant feedback I received was around the name of the role.

RHEL 7 STIG v1 updates for openstack-ansible-security

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DISA’s final release of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) came out a few weeks ago and it has plenty of improvements and changes.

systemd-networkd on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial)

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My OpenStack cloud depends on Ubuntu, and the latest release of OpenStack-Ansible (what I use to deploy OpenStack) requires Ubuntu 16.


Power 8 to the people

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IBM Edge 2016 is almost over and I’ve learned a lot about Power 8 this week.