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Andrew Imeson
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No one ever said on their deathbed "I wish I had spent more time organizing my inbox"

I have an abnormal and generally impractical project that I want to try. I want to build a low powered (maybe even a Raspberry Pi) single-monitor Linux workstation with no desktop environment for home.

I want to do this because I need to force myself to learn more in Linux, and I spend my day at work looking at a GUI. I want a distraction free system to come home and play on.

What I need help with is figuring out how I could best put this together as far as software. I want to get my RHCSA, so I would prefer RHEL/CentOS. I would also think about trying OpenBSD. When I've run headless boxes in the past, it was always a black screen with white jagged text, but I want anti-aliased text/font of my choice in my headless terminal. Not sure how to best achieve that.

I am thinking about learning how to use tmux or screen for this.

Any thoughts, additions, or discussion appreciated.

"hostname -I " (that's a capital "i") returns the IP addresses of the system without any other information or labels.

Mind blown. no more commands like "ip addr show [eth0] | grep inet" to sort it more easily.

Maybe I'm really late to the game on this, but I've always seen it recommended in guides to use "ifconfig" (deprecated) or "ip addr show [interface name]" to determine your IP address.

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+Duo Security  is the coolest.

I found an easy to remember method for determining your public IP address from a machine with out a DE or browser:

curl ifconfig.me

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"one ought to design systems under the assumption that the enemy will immediately gain full familiarity with them"

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Hat tip to +Jeffrey Tucker for sharing this truly interesting and humorous article.

#economics  

extrapolate - Extend the application of (a method or conclusion, esp. one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing...: "results extrapolated to other groups"; "it is always dangerous to extrapolate from a sample"

#coolwords  

"The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet" -Ann Landers

#quotes4thought
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