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CrashPlan Linux: Deleting the Massive Cache

Recently I noticed that I had surprisingly little free space on my root partition. ┬áSome investigation revealed a 6.8GB “/usr/local/crashplan/cache/42” directory. The fix was pretty easy to find for MacOS, and for convenience I’m reposting the instructions suited for Linux. … Continue reading

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Protected: DNS Tunnelling over Public Wifi

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Individual IP routing in CentOS/KVM/Libvirt with Port Security

Note: if all your IPs are in the same subnet, you’d be better off using the instructions in this post. Introduction Generally when hosting VMs on publically accessible IPs, we create a network bridge and add the host’s network interface … Continue reading

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Open mailto: links in Thunderbird on Linux (incl Chrome)

Didn’t expect this one to result in a blog post, but seeing as it took me more than 10 minutes to figure this out, figured the info might help others ­čÖé This solution is probably only relevant if you installed … Continue reading

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E-Sky Simulator FMS in Linux / Windows

Note: The box says “MODEL1 002203” and “MODEL2 000502”, but I couldn’t find any way on the remote to identify which model it was. ┬áIt’s USB identifier is 0402:0402 ADC by ALi Corp. E-Sky Simulator FMS in Linux / Windows … Continue reading

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Routed (non-bridged) setup for KVM & libvirt (avoids port security) – Method 2: Routed subnet

Note: if you’re working with multiple individual IPs each in their own subnet, you’re better off referring to this post. Introduction Generally when hosting VMs on publically accessible IPs, we create a network bridge and add the host’s network interface … Continue reading

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Better LVM (Logical Volume Management) for KVM guests

Foreword: This post is aimed at advanced users and expects you to already understand LVM and virtualization (although all commands needed are shown). Summary: What follows is an explanation of how, and why, you should do what I call hybrid … Continue reading

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Useful sysrecuecd chroot stuff [WIP]

mkdir /mnt/tmp mount /dev/vdb /mnt/tmp mount /dev/vda1 /mnt/tmp/boot mount -o bind /proc /mnt/tmp/proc mount -o bind /dev /mnt/tmp/dev mount -o bind /dev/pts /mnt/tmp/dev/pts mount -o bind /dev/sys /mnt/tmp/sys/ chroot /mnt/tmp /bin/bash Refs: * http://www.sysresccd.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1684 On Debian/Ubuntu: dpkg-divert –local –rename –add … Continue reading

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Routed (non-bridged) setup for KVM & libvirt (avoids port security) – Method 1: proxy_arp

Note: this method has been largely┬ásuperseded by the one described in┬áthis post. The advantage of the newer method is easier setup and working DHCP. Original Post The default set up for virtual machines involving setting up a bridge, and having … Continue reading

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Support for Spotify URLs in Linux

Spotify makes it easy to share playlists between users. And websites like www.spotifylist.com help you find playlists from people you don’t know. By default, the Linux version of Spotify doesn’t add the necessary url-handlers to let you simply click on … Continue reading

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