Category Archives: Linux

Why Docker is the new VMware

5 Years ago wrote this article: Server virtualisation is the result of software development incompetence Yes, it has given me some grief given the fact 99% of respondents [..]

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Blurry Fonts on X

This is not really a blog post more a note to self. After pulling my hair out because after an update of the X-server and Gnome on my [..]

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Why partition alignment on disk matters (Linux)

Linux has been pretty good with and for storage. The sheer volume of options w.r.t. filesystems, volume-managers, access methods (FC, iSCSI, NFS, DAS etc), multi-pathingĀ  but also the [..]

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SUSE stops support for LibreOffice

On December 3rd SUSE announced it no longer supports LibreOffice as part of its core business. This doesn’t come as a surprise since LO is a pretty beefy [..]

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Calculator via CLI

As an engineer dealing with storage I do get a hell-of-alot of info in either binary, hex, octal or decimal format. It’s always a PITA to convert these [..]


Google Earth on Linux 64

I use Google Eearth fairly regularly for all sort of things. I like searching places around the world and looking at additional info from for instance National Geographic. [..]

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NVidia driver will not install on FC17 & FC18 & FC19

It was that time of year again. The bi-annual kernel upgrade on my Fedora 17 desktop. Normally this all goes very smooth and this time it was no [..]

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Linux Citrix Receiver client does not connect to server farm

I’ve had the issue where the Citrix Xen App on Fedora wouldn’t start because it popped up with a screen mentioning I decided that I didn’t trust a [..]

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Which host am I on??

Of course you can look at the hostname output but if you switch between numerous hosts all day you will have a fair chance you’ll enter a “sudo [..]

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ipcalc on Fedora

One of the most handy utilities I’ve used for a long time is ipcalc. It basically gives you all sorts of information on IP addressing, subnets, etc. The [..]

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