Experiments In Bitcoin

Earlier today I got in to discussing Bitcoin Arbitrage with a mate of mine, with the cunning plan of creating a bot to...

10 Most Used Linux Commands

Whilst skimming my Bash history today looking for an esoteric one liner I'd written earlier I started to ponder what my most used commands...

Syntax Highlighting In VIm

Syntax highlighting in vim can be super tricky, by default a lot of desktop environments seem to have white terminals, which is a bit...

Iptables Block Outgoing Traffic

We need to give one of our customers to an internal server, for this we've enabled remote SSH access. Even though we trust them...

BackupPC ping too slow

Whilst adding a new remote server to our BackupPC configuration, it threw the following error Contents of file /Volumes/2TB/backuppc/pc/www.server.co.uk/LOG.102011, modified 2011-10-25 13:10:23 2011-10-25 12:00:00 ping too...

Linux Command Line AVI Repair

Recently I had an avi file with a broken index that needed to be repaired. After a quick search and read of some man...

Changing A DRAC Password On The Command Line With racadm

All Dell DRACs come with a default account set up as root / calvin which is a huge security risk if left! The web interface...

SVN Rolling Back A Commit To A File

I needed to roll back an SVN commit done recently to an init script for one of our daemons, it's a very easy process! First...

Keeping Linux Users In A MySQL Database With libpam-mysql On Ubuntu

I want to have a set of users on my Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx box managed by MySQL, rather than LDAP for a change...

Disk Quotas On Ubuntu

I've recently needed to add disk usage quotas to a server in order to limit how much data users can store so as not...