🍱Felipe Alvarez's Blog

I hate choice – I hate having to choose

Cereal, there should only be two major kinds of cereal. They should be very expensive, and small boxes should cost nearly as much as big ones. The most expensive ones should have the most raisins, honey, and those little sweet cluster thingies I don’t know the first thing about cars. I don’t know a ‘chassis’ from an ‘engine’, or a steering wheel, from a rear-view mirror. That’s why, I prefer someone I don’t know, deciding what’s right for me....

User your own timezone in Linux shell

Do you use a hosting provider that has a different timezone than you do? You can change the appearance of the timezone easily, without root access, or playing around with dates and times. You can use the tzselect command. It will ask you for your Continent, your State/Province, and will output the command you need to modify your timezone. I live in Brisbane, Australia, so my timezone is Australia/Brisbane. All I needed to do what append one line to my ....

Really, really bad hosting!

Do not sign up with greenhostit.com. If you require SSH access, don’t use them. If you follow instructions that their support recommends, you’ll get blocked from SSH access as a result. Very bad web hosting About Brand Management, Stephanie writes: There simply is no better salesperson for your business than a satisfied customer. Stay involved. Monitor projects and keep them on schedule. Do not be late or miss project milestones....

Using SSH in ESXi (Password-Less)

We can now setup Public Key Authentication and Use SSH to connect from ESXi to another (Linux) computer system using openSSHD (SSH Daemon). cat ~/.ssh/id.dsa.pub | ssh root@esxi ‘cat - >> /etc/ssh/keys-root/authorized_keys’ ...

Largest File size on a DVD

The largest file size on a DVD is 4294967295 bytes. You can use this with GNU split, for example: split --bytes 4294967295 file file_suffix_ ...

Logging to a remote Linux syslog server

If you have every experienced the difficulty in not being able to read your log files, either because the hard drives have crashed, or the OS cannot be started, or your machine has been compromised, you may benefit from logging to a remote server. ...

Fixing partition table in linux with sfdisk

Manipulating partition tables on MS-DOS labelled hard disk (the most common type as of this writing) is an extemely important skill to have as a System Administrator. If one or more partitions gets deleted or modified in an unintentional way, it is imperative that one know how to restore or modify the partitions to rectify the problem. ...

Installing and configuring BOINC on openSUSE

I tried installing and configuring BOINC on openSUSE but found some struggles along the way. I think I’ve got it set up and working, although we won’t see any evidence of problems until it has been running for several days. ...

Erica’s Graduation Jump-for-joy

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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Watch Video Spoken by News Anchor As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. ...