• Posted by jsevans
  • August 17, 2021
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Intro to nip.io (and xip.io)

I’ve got a VM on my server whose IP address is 172.99.1.2. I can ssh using my test user, tux, by using: ssh tux@172.99.1.2 Let’s say that I need a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for this vm but I don’t have a private DNS server set up, I don’t have want to buy a […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • July 1, 2021
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Getting Help on Linux

Man The man command is short for manual. It allows you to read the instruction manual for almost every command in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. Don’t know how to use an application? The first thing to do is to run the man command and then the name of the application. Below is an […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • September 28, 2020
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DAPS in a Container

DAPS is OpenSUSE’s “DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite” that is used to build documentation for SUSE and OpenSUSE. It actually requires A LOT of dependencies when being installed and for that reason alone, it’s actually better to run it in a container. This is my image and how I use it. docker run -v ~/myproject/:/home/user […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • September 6, 2020
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What would you like to see most in minix?

I’m working on a couple of presentations and I wanted to share this nugget of joy with anyone who hasn’t actually read it. Path: gmdzi!unido!fauern!ira.uka.de!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!zaphod.mps. ohio-state.edu!wupost!uunet!mcsun!news.funet.fi!hydra!klaava!torvalds From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds) Newsgroups: comp.os.minix Subject: What would you like to see most in minix? Summary: small poll for my new operating system Keywords: 386, preferences Message-ID: […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • August 27, 2020
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Linux newbies shouldn’t dual boot

If you lurk around many Linux support forums, you are bound to see the regular post that looks something like this: Hi, I’m new to Linux. I tried to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, now I can’t use my computer at all because it has errors. Help!!! Troubleshooting Grub errors is difficult enough. Troubleshooting Grub […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • July 25, 2020
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Proposing a new newsgroup: Internet History

I am thinking about making a formal proposal for one of two newunmoderated groups. The group would either be comp.internet.history orsoc.history.internet. I think you can see where these two names couldpossibly overlap. The general idea of the new group is to discuss retro internettechnologies such as IRC, ftp sites, BBSs (telnet and otherwise), MUDS,MOOs, and […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • July 4, 2020
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Why Stack Exchange is Broken (and Reddit too)

I’m going to begin this rant by saying that there are some things that that the Stack Exchange network is really good with: mainly, programming help. However, it really sucks when it comes to providing help with a specific application where there is already a community. For the past year, I have been the #1 […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • April 30, 2020
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Announcement

From news.groups.newgroups: This is an official communication from the Big-8 Management Board. Please note that followups are set to news.groups. After a careful review of the Big 8 Management Board’s activity and process, all remaining members of the Big 8 Management Board opted not to consider re-election and instead have voted to install two new […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • January 28, 2020
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Advice for Newbies

I originally wrote this as a reply to a Reddit post but as I saved it, comments were blocked. Give yourself little tasks and projects to do. Think of it as being like model kit building. You start with the easy kits like a plane with just a few pieces and as you get better […]

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  • Posted by jsevans
  • January 18, 2020
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Thoughts on LBRY

At the behest of people like Bryan Lunduke and DTLive on YouTube, I have started using LBRY more and last night I even uploaded a few test videos of my own. I would eventually like to put up some of my own tutorial videos. With that said, LBRY has some serious issues. So, let’s be […]

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