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    17 Feb 2021 »

    sudo on AWS

    While following the Linux Upskill challenge, I came across some unexpected behaviour: issuing sudo <command> didn’t prompt me for a password. No problem I thought; I simply need to set a password for my account. While I’m thinking of it, let’s update the password for root too, after all our...
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    16 Feb 2021 »

    Linux Upskill Challenge

    With the pandemic, there have been loads of courses that have been made temporarily free. It can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff; video courses are better than grinding through dense documentation, but not as effective as practise. Enter the Linux Upskill Challenge. The challenge is a...
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    15 Feb 2021 »

    Terminal Shortcuts

    I’m slowly making my way through the Linux Upskill Challenge, and coming across some basic stuff I’ve completely missed before. On a professional basis, I’m using keyboard shortcuts all the time. Whether it’s snapping (super+arrow key), minimising open windows (super + d), or any of the myriad ctrl + ......
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    17 Jan 2021 »

    Maintaining a Zettelkasten using Bash and Vi

    I’ve mentioned earlier that I was trying to use ‘basic’ tools like Vi and Bash preference to gui heavy tools. Describing Vi and Bash as simple tools does them a disservice. Bash is powerful enough to be used as a full programming language,even before you factor in the range of...
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    31 Dec 2020 »

    Revisiting Jekyll Blog Scripting

    It’s nearly five years since I first started blogging using Jekyll. Although I haven’t exactly been prolific in that time, I have found that my earlier attempts at scripting are too brittle to be portable. every time I try to use them somewhere new, I end up manually bodging a...
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