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Using Plex with Nextcloud

After hearing about it for years, I finally got around to installing plex on my nuc. I’m impressed with everything about Plex. It was easy to install, and mostly works out of the box. I am using it to manage my ever growing … Continue reading

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Terminal Reader Mode with Pandoc and Less

The other day Aosheng send me an article to read from the verge. When I tried to read it, it took about 5 minutes to load because of the 15 various JavaScript things that were running in addition to ads loading in … Continue reading

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Posting to WordPress via Email with Mutt

Soemtimes you are hanging out in your terminal and you just want to be able to post something to your blog quickly. I was pretty inspired by Derek Siver’s OpenBSD post [1] where he really embraces the unix philosophy of … Continue reading

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Using Owncloud Client for Nextcloud Server on Debian Stable

There is no official debian package for the nextcloud client. There have been a handful of RFP bugs reported but it looks like no one has taken this on yet. I want to get more involved with debian packaging so … Continue reading

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Testing Syntax Errors in Apache Config

If you spend any time mucking around config files in Linux you are likely to run into some syntax errors sooner or later. Recently I was setting up cgit on Debian 8 and was banging my head against the wall … Continue reading

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Standard Notes is a Better Project than Braindump

I released braindump to the world last year to much fanfare. After the initial excitement from being on HN died down, and the PR’s stopped rolling in, it became a personal project once again with very few users. Over the last few … Continue reading

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Polarr; Professional Photo Editing on Linux

One of the most frustrating things about being a desktop Linux user is that a lot of software is either: Half Baked, Buggy, and Free Half Baked, Buggy, and Completely Overpriced Unavailable This is why I was so pleased when Aosheng introduced … Continue reading

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Recovering from Syntax Errors in /etc/rc.conf in FreeBSD

I have been exploring FreeBSD over the last few weeks. In fact, I moved this blog over to a server running FreeBSD tonight. Naturally, while fiddling around with /etc/rc.conf (the default init file of FreeBSD) with vi I made a syntax error. Upon rebooting, … Continue reading

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Installing Nextcloud on a FreeBSD VPS

Introduction Nextcloud is an exciting new fork of OwnCloud. I have been meaning to try it out lately and I finally got around to doing it. I picked Vultr{.add-link} for this instance since they have really affordable “Spinny Disk” instances starting at … Continue reading

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Notes on Steve Krug’s ‘Don’t Make Me Think’

I am working my way through Jeff Atwoods reading list and finally got around to reading Don’t Make Me Think{.add-link} by Steve Krug. This is one of the best books that I have read in quite some time. His writing style is amazing, … Continue reading

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