I can make noises

Maybe this is a new thing for me, who knows…for now, I present this.

What instrument was this?!

How to execute a shellscript when I plug-in a USB-device

linux – How to execute a shellscript when I plug-in a USB-device – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/65891/how-to-execute-a-shellscript-when-i-plug-in-a-usb-device

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1414404/how-to-change-keyboard-layout-when-usb-keyboard-connected/1414424#1414424

https://askubuntu.com/questions/508236/how-can-i-run-code-whenever-a-usb-device-is-unplugged-without-requiring-root/516336#516336

https://superuser.com/questions/582723/can-udev-somehow-trigger-zenity-for-a-logged-in-user-in-a-session

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/65891/how-to-execute-a-shellscript-when-i-plug-in-a-usb-device

Things to do with Linuxes

Since discovering Oracle Cloud’s free tier, I’ve been looking to do more things with it.

Here are a few ideas.

https://linuxhandbook.com/things-to-do-after-installing-linux-server/

https://linuxopsys.com/topics/cool-things-to-do-with-linux

Raspberry Pi Temperature Sensor Tutorial

So back to this project – using Pi’s to monitor temperature.

Since Initialstate is no longer offering free dashboards, it’s time to redo all of this… how nice. not.

Thingsboard looks to be a way forward. They offer a hosted solution as well as a full backend that you can host yourself.

https://thingsboard.io/docs/getting-started-guides/helloworld/

https://thingsboard.io/docs/samples/raspberry/temperature/

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WTF, WTF1?!

Progress. I do not understand you anymore.

WTF1 started several years ago with Matt, a true F1 fan. Not good enough. A white guy talking racing.

Stand with me and fsck these fscking fscks. Just turn and walk away. Let them drown in their own feces.

Don’t just unfollow:

But block the bastards […]

Temperature upload over MQTT using Raspberry Pi and DHT22 sensor | ThingsBoard Community Edition

Source: Temperature upload over MQTT using Raspberry Pi and DHT22 sensor | ThingsBoard Community Edition

Thunderbird – crappy low cost booze and email client.

Seems I’m not alone in this fight. Fsck these fscking open source punks and their ignorance. Remember Win98 or XP? They had very nice settings for making shit bigger, and that was when 1024×768 reigned. Now with 4fsck’n monitors, fuck you old people and your old eyes! Lets makes the tiniest fucking fonts you have […]

Create an Ubuntu Cloud VPS PC on Oracle Cloud using xRDP

This works, I can confirm as of Dec 2022. The signup process is a bit maddening, as is the way of Oracle, but the service is legit. Does require a CC# to get going, but the service is using the free tier. I have not been charged.

The future is cloud based computing for sure. […]

‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity | The Guardian

Source: ‘Extinction is on the table’: Jaron Lanier warns of tech’s existential threat to humanity | Technology | The Guardian

Jaron Lanier is spot on. Give this a read please. For all our sakes.

coming soon

Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even When You No Longer Use Them

Google offers a service to, in effect, tell your loved ones what to do after you die… They will email those who you designate after your account has been inactive for a preset time period.

Give this significant thought. Your loved ones will benefit.

Source: Google Online Security Blog: Google Protects Your Accounts – Even […]

Install Joomla 3 and GLPI 10 on Ubuntu 22 LTS

Right, so I’m looking to deploy a intranet server, allowing for some modern tools across our departments. Ubuntu 22 LTS is a fair choice, there have been some complaints regarding the desktop, but I think 22 server is pretty solid. We are going to be installing LAMP, Joomla and GLPI.

Get yourself a Ubuntu 22 […]

Pi Builds

So.Many.

https://hub.balena.io/fleets

Turn your Fortigate into a PiHole (well … kind of)

What? You aren’t using a Fortigate? Well, never mind then.

 

Source: Turn your Fortigate into a PiHole (well … kind of)

And so went Happy Valley

College Township’s Council just voted to fsck over Happy Valley in a permeant like way.

Forever remember these fine fscks who brought the casinos to Happy Valley.

Source: Council | College Township, PA

Casino opponents urged council in September to send a letter to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board noting opposition in the community to […]

TBFME

So I had a bunch of resources on the old site regarding The Battle for Middle Earth. Perhaps the greatest RPG ever… certainly the best LOTR RPG ever. 😉

Going over the old stuff, it was mostly dealing with Daemon Tools, .iso’s and such… the wayback machine has a good capture of that info […]

Projects | Robert Oostenveld’s blog

Last time I was here (in 2016), Robert was working with temperature sensors and such… He has really stepped up his game!

Source: Projects | Robert Oostenveld’s blog

Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Source: Remote Desktop Connection Manager – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Learn

Last link was to a dead page on MS’s site.  This time I’ll grab the page (and the file, let me know if you need it).

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular […]

Hosting your own email server

I’ve been thinking about providing internal email to all of my erp system users.

Running this task on our Intranet site seems a no-brainer, however there are options:

https://www.hmailserver.com/

https://mailinabox.email/

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SQL to identify the Informix users involved in sessions with lock contention

Source: SQL to identify the users involved in sessions with lock contention

Problem

This article provides sample SQL that can be used to diagnose users involved in lock contention issues.

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