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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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    09 Jun 2020 »

    vim Configuration

    My vim Configuration The more I use vim, the more handy tricks I pick up. I’m currently using vim to write a 10,000 word assignment; something I would have struggled to consider months ago, but with a reasonably minimal configuration combined with some handy configuration tweaks, my experience of writing...
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    29 May 2020 »

    Keeping a Journal in Vim

    For me, keeping a simple journal, provides a easy way of reflecting on the day. Done right, keeping a diary has been linked to creativity, and reflective learning. Moreover, recording one good thing per day has both mental health, and positive habit forming benefits. Core to my ability to maintain...
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