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Tag Archives: linux
I’ve been playing with Docker a lot lately. Docker is a tool for creating lightweight virtual environments based on Linux containers. They are extremely useful for running services, but you can also use them for running one-off tasks that you … Continue reading
In this article, I’ll show you how to enable hibernate support in Ubuntu 14.04 (“Trusty Tahr”) by making a “Hibernate” menu entry appear in Unity’s global system pulldown menu. The Ubuntu developers disabled this a couple of years ago because … Continue reading
I couple of months ago I bought a Sonos Play:1, a pretty cool wireless speaker that comes with free controller apps for major platforms (Android, Windows etc.). To give the speaker access to my music collection, I hooked up a … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s useful to trigger an action after a file is closed. Suppose you started a lengthy download on your notebook and you want to suspend it as soon as the download is done. There are several ways to achieve … Continue reading
Web browsing on a public Wifi network is a security risk as it’s quite simple to capture network traffic. Even if you only connect to SSL-protected sites, people can still find out which web sites you’re accessing. Fortunately, there is … Continue reading
When setting up a Hadoop cluster using Debian packages, it’s often useful to work with a local mirror. In this article, I’ll walk you through creating an apt mirror for Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution.
Setting up a Squid forward proxy can be a pretty daunting task since Squid is an extremely flexible piece of software. In this article, I’m going to provide a minimal non-caching, authenticated configuration. I have tested this with Squid 3.1.12 … Continue reading