Using rsync to copy deltas from A to B via USB

Posted on 2016-05-28 in IT • Tagged with debian, software

Buster had grown anxious in the confined space of the copy room.


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Resurrecting MindTouch DekiWiki

Posted on 2015-08-30 in IT • Tagged with debian, software, dekiwiki, vmware, wiki

It looks like he's dead


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Installing Debian on a Dell M3800

Posted on 2015-02-01 in IT • Tagged with debian, guide, hardware, software, dell m3800

The office is a mess. I still haven't replaced Kitty.


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Tomdroid - a free, roaming, distributed, secure, personal notes management

Posted on 2014-01-07 in IT • Tagged with software, guide

I mean, we still leave notes to this day.


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ESXi on a low cost, low power, small footprint, decent memory Haswell i5

Posted on 2013-11-29 in IT • Tagged with vmware, software, guide

I needed a modest virtualisation lab for running a fair number of virtual machines for work. These are constrained to work only on VMware's ESX virtualisation platform, regrettably, or I'd happily bimble along with virt-manager and kvm.

In addition to a stack of these for work, I'll relocate all my …


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High capacity crypto-RAID on a Raspberry Pi

Posted on 2013-08-26 in IT • Tagged with raspberry pi, software, it

Oh, it's probably all in a storage unit somewhere


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A (possibly) simple fix for GRUB error: file not found

Posted on 2013-05-14 in IT • Tagged with it, grub, debian, software

You’re wearing ostrich-skin boots.


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Create a CSV heading line from your mysql query script with bash

Posted on 2013-05-08 in IT • Tagged with bash, mysql, software

If you’re heading for Portugal, it’s due south.


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Using salt to install etckeeper

Posted on 2013-04-21 in IT • Tagged with debian, software, saltstack

Mum's house-keeper?


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De-duplicating across multiple tables in MySQL

Posted on 2013-03-21 in IT • Tagged with it, mysql, software, database

Maybe we're not family


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FOSDEM 2013

Posted on 2013-02-05 in IT • Tagged with freedom, rant, software

Free Chicken


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The Joy Of Mynt

Posted on 2012-04-10 in IT • Tagged with software

Not tricks! – Illusions.


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