Using Selenium web driver in Python to more efficiently re-order environments in an Atlassian Bamboo deployment project
The appearance of windows in Gnome can be tweaked by applying custom CSS. Here is a hack for slimming down the height of application title bars.
Use an alias to quickly list all SSH hosts defined in your SSH config
Most of us use dotfiles to personalise our systems - and I'm no different. I've recently taken to automating away my management and testing of dotfiles by using GitHub, Travis CI and Docker
Recently I wanted to optimise the performance of MongoDB for test and development environments where persistent data storage and logging isn't important. I also wanted a solution that was easy to deploy and maintain across multiple development machines.
Encrypting an Ubuntu Server that you have physical access is a fairly easy and straight forward process. But what happens if you don't have physical access to the server? How do you enter the passphrase to unlock the drive during boot?
I've been considering moving my data off of cloud services such as CrashPlan and Dropbox and putting it back onto hardware that I own and fully control. In my new setup I have opted to store my data in a fault tolerant method using ZFS.
A couple of weeks ago I wanted to setup one of my machines that runs Kubuntu 15.04 to lock the computer when the smartcard is removed from the reader. After reading through a few other articles on this, I came up with the following solution.
I have an ACR122U NFC smartcard reader that I use with Linux Mint 17.1 and Kubuntu 15.04. This is a quick guide on how to get the reader working from a clean install of Mint or Kubuntu.
With Mint 17.1 I have found that the TrackPoint doesn't work completely out of the box - the mouse buttons for the TrackPoint act as scrollers rather than left and right click buttons.