Vim-Plug Quick Setup

I want you to try this .vimrc setup. I have had my own .vimrc for years. I recently came across ... »

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I have posted several articles about python fabric and yet I failed to warn you about the dangers of version and module chaos. Initially, f ... »

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Python fabric - Dynamically Discover Hosts

Python fabric is a library tool for executing ssh commands remotely and responding as you desire. I use python fabric for promoting code and web co ... »

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VIM is a standard for me. My UNIX career hung on my “vi” savvy which I learned appreciate from mentors who encouraged me to learn the t ... »

Hugo and Fabric

Python Fabric is a denatured version of ansible and, if you enjoy python, fabric makes a small scale devops strategy a whole lot less painful. Comb ... »

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I have wrestled with ansible for too long. It is an awesome tool but you need to learn the syntax of three different languages (ansible, yaml, and ... »

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How this theme evolved

Announcing a new project: newspaper-hugo-subtheme First credit goes to Silke V at c ... »

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Sorting IPs

I scan my home network frequently. There are a good number of smarthome devices, raspberry pies, phones, laptops, PCs etc. Using nmap to quickly sc ... »

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Raspberry Pi and Xrdp

I decided to have some remote desktop fun with one of my raspberry pies. Remote desktop for the raspberry pi (or any linux machine) can be done so ... »

Sometimes It Is The Obvious

This was one of those “problems” that nagged me for many hours until the obvious dawned on me. I wrote a python script to grab the temp ... »

Always Use Visudo

“familiarity breeds contempt” I get very comfortable with using the vim editor (take cover&h ... »

Recursively Replace Text

Recently I had to do a find and replace text on multiple files recursively. I had to look up how to do it to remind myself of the exact syntax. If ... »

Converting Images

I have fought with trying to remember the syntax for Imagemagik’s convert command for years. I finaly caved in [from my normal position of &ldqu ... »

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The GrovePi kit

Check out GrovePi These kits make working with the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins so simple and clean. I just ordered one of these kits and I will try to writ ... »

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Centering a string

Center a string using awk awk = everyone’s favorite - right? ... »

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