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2024


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


Quadlets might make me finally stop using docker-compose

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Sure, docker-compose is great, but could we get similar functionality using just the tools that are built into CoreOS? Can we get automatic updates, too? Yes we can! 📦

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. 🕳️

PXE boot netboot.xyz on a Mikrotik router

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Get systems online quickly or rescue a broken system by PXE booting from netboot.xyz using a Mikrotik router. 🛠

Mount NFS shares in kubernetes

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Access files over NFS within kubernetes pods with a quick volume mount. 🗄

Disable HiDPI in alacritty

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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

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

Install Azure CLI on Fedora 35

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Provision services on Microsoft’s Azure CLI on Fedora 35. 💙

Secure Tailscale networks with firewalld

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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. 💻

Run Xorg applications with podman

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Package up graphical applications in containers and run them with podman. 🚢

Backlight control with i3

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Adjust the LED backlight on your laptop quickly in i3 on Linux. 💡

Forwarding ports with firewalld

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Learn how to forward ports with firewalld for IPv4 and IPv6 destinations. 🕵🏻

Deploy Fedora CoreOS in Hetzner cloud

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Launch your containers on Fedora CoreOS instances in Hetzner cloud with a few workarounds. 🚀

Enable touchpad tap to click in i3

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Enable tap-to-click on your laptop’s touchpad in i3 with one of two methods. 💻

icanhazip.com FAQ

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

A new future for icanhazip

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icanhazip.com lives on with the same mission, but with a new owner 🤗

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


Build AWS images with Image Builder

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Build a customized image for AWS with Image Builder and use the built-in automatic uploader and importer.

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

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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.

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.