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2024


amazon-ec2-utils in Fedora

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The amazon-ec2-utils package in Fedora makes it a bit easier to find devices in an AWS EC2 instance. ️🌤️

cloud-init and dhcpcd

·461 words·3 mins
Fedora’s cloud-init package now uses dhcpcd in place of dhclient, which went end of life in 2022. 💀

Roll your own static blog analytics

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Static blogs are easy to serve, but so many of the free options have no analytics whatsoever. This post talks about how to serve your own blog from a container with live updating analytics

Linux on the AMD ThinkPad Z13 G2

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Now that AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs landed in lots of laptops, I picked up a ThinkPad Z13 G2 with an AMD Ryzen CPU. Did I put Linux on it? Of course I did. 🐧

Dark mode in Sway

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Dark mode lovers rejoice! It’s possible to get (most) applications to show up in dark mode in the Sway window manager. 😎

2023


Mounting the AWS Elastic File Store on Fedora

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Fedora now has the AWS Elastic File Store (EFS) mount helper available for Fedora 38 and newer releases! It chooses optimized NFS mount options for you and makes mounting and unmounting a breeze.

2022


Build a Tailscale exit node with firewalld

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Tailscale exit nodes allow you to route your traffic through nearly any system in your tailnet. Learn how to build an exit node using firewalld. 🕳️

Disable HiDPI in alacritty

·457 words·3 mins
The alacritty terminal on Fedora enables HiDPI mode by default. Break out your magnifying glasses as we disable HiDPI. 👓

2021


Kerberos logins with Brave on Linux

·556 words·3 mins
Brave recently changed how their browser reads managed policy configuration, but luckily the fix is an easy one. 🔧

Secure Tailscale networks with firewalld

·645 words·4 mins
Tailscale provides a handy private network mesh across multiple devices but it needs security just like any other network. 🕵

ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1 Review

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One of the smallest ThinkPads delivers one of the best experiences I’ve had on a laptop. 💻

Backlight control with i3

·296 words·2 mins
Adjust the LED backlight on your laptop quickly in i3 on Linux. 💡

icanhazip.com FAQ

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The family of icanhaz sites help you get more information about your network connection.

Efficient emojis with rofimoji

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Emojis brighten up any message or document. 🌻 Search, select, and use emojis quickly on Linux with rofimoji. 🤗

2020


Make diacritics easy in Linux

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Making an effort to use diacritics is always a good idea, but how can you make it easier in Linux?

2019


Thinkpad T490 Fedora install tips

·634 words·3 mins
My new T490 with a 10th generation Intel CPU and a discrete NVIDIA MX250 has arrived! Installing Linux creates some interesting challenges.

Monitoring OpenShift cron jobs

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Openshift (and Kubernetes) allow you to run jobs on schedule, but these jobs can fail from time to time. You can monitor them from bash!

Monitor CyberPower UPS wattage

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Monitor the power consumption of your CyberPower UPS and display the live output in your Linux desktop’s status bar.