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Wayne Doust
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The twelve tips for Christmas
Just in case someone gets a shiny new computer for Christmas - here are a few tips: 1. Diversity is good, consider Linux, Mac etc before Windows. 2. Create installation/recovery disks. Many machines do not provide these any more, they are on a partition, wh...
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Tutorial: CentOS 7 Installation guide for vmware ESX environments (Part 1)
Although this guide is written specifically for ESX environments, it translates easily to other virtual environments. The same general rules apply even if he steps are slightly different. There is an exception for MS HyperV where its easier just to leave th...
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The shovel or the hole?
This is a lesson that took me long and painful time to learn. It also explains a lot why superior technologies tend to fall in favour of their lessers, whether it be Beta vs VHS, Ethernet vs Token-Ring, ia32 vs PowerPC, Windows vs (just about any other OS) ...
The shovel or the hole?
The shovel or the hole?
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Regular Expressions (or how I learnt to stop worrying and love SED)
Let me start from the outset and explain that this is old skool stuff. If you don't like old skool and simply MUST have a single-purpose app for everything, then you may as well stop reading now. However, if you regularly find you need alter the content of ...
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On system security and cargo cult administration
I wrote yesterday's blog piece on  Cargo Cult system administration as an intro to this post. It's essentially a warning - ignore the complexities of your systems at peril. So if you haven't read it yet, read it first before reading this entry. Two days ago...
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On Cargo-Cult System Administration
During World War II, many Pacific Islands were used as fortified air bases by Japanese and Allied forces. The vast amount of equipment airdropped into these islands meant a drastic change in the lifestyle of the indigenous inhabitants.  There were manufactu...
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Quick and Dirty Tutorial: SSH login without a password
The Goal  Connect from host A to host B without having to enter a password. The Solution There are a number of methods of doing this, however this is by far the simplest. The account you are connect to does not need to be the same name or UUID. Step 1 - Gen...
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