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netdata: Web-based Performance Monitoring for Linux

Co-worker Stephen pointed me in the direction of this “netdata” open source project, located here: https://github.com/firehol/netdata. Rather than trying to explain what it is first, it might be easier for you to just navigate here and be blown-away first! http://my-netdata.io/

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Uncategorized

Wireless all the things! Streaming audio and video in 2016

I recently realized that a few of my technology annoyances have been solved. In fact, for a few things, there are great solutions! Streaming Music to Speakers:For example, I use Microsoft’s Groove Music Pass for my music. I can stream

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Uncategorized

ReactOS – an open source version of Windows?!

ReactOS is an actual, legal, open source version of “Windows”. This means that it is binary-compatible with Windows and runs many/most Windows programs. It’s legal because they basically recreated Windows from scratch and put it under a GNU license. Admittedly,

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Open Source, Uncategorized, Windows

Building a Kali Linux KDE image

Well, the second major release of Kali 2 came out and we were told you could now have different desktop experiences! Instead of the clunky old Gnome interface: you could use modern window managers like KDE: or super-fast window managers

Posted in Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Security, Uncategorized

The dilution of the operating system

As you might know, I resigned from a position I had for exactly 10 years, exclusively supporting Microsoft .NET development. That was a couple of months ago. Without “having” to stay on Windows anymore in my new role, I’ve been

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Uncategorized, Windows

Using Django + Git + VSO

OK, so I won’t be doing blog posts as often as I thought – I’ve had a lot of other non-technical things going on. However, I have dug back into Django again – and I’ve fallen in love it all

Posted in Computers and Internet, Development Tools, Django, Entity Framework, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Python, Uncategorized, Visual Studio

Showing file operation progress in Linux

If you wanted to burn an ISO to a thumb drive in Linux, you’d typically use “dd”. That might look something like this: sudo dd if=~/Downloads/kali-linux-2016.1-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=512k This copies the input file of the .iso, to the output “file”

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