Site now powered by hugo

hugo is a static website engine. This site was previously done using b2evolution, but with the exception of supporting user comments, I did not need any of the dynamic overhead. I moved to hugo to eliminate having to moderate comments, manage updates and ward off hacking attempts.

qemu virtual machine and bridged network

There are many articles that describe configuring bridged networking for qemu virtual hosts and clients. None I found seemed to be completely helpful, but I finally found a solution that worked for me.

Python environment and virtual environments

While working though an introduction to virtual environments I was able to get to the point that I was in the virtual environment by way of activate and then by habit, typed control-D to exit the virtual environment. ┬áTo my surprise I ended up exiting my entire terminal session, though it was obvious since I “sourced” activate into my current shell… never mind that. ┬áThis post is about a way to avoid all that.

Use netcat to copy large files

The lightweight netcat utility can be used to copy large files quickly bewteen machines when encryption is not a concern… and say the nfs gods are not smiling on you today and you don’t want to wait for a ~3 MB/s copy with scp.

Arch Linux Install - LVM and video challenges

The latest install media for Arch Linux is dated May 2010, which is not a problem except that the kernel is beginning to show its age and as I recently found out, there are a few issues with creating a system with LVM volumes.

Arch Linux on the Asus Eee PC 1001 PXD

I recently purchased an Asus Eee PC to have something convenient to have at work, mostly for web and music. I was thinking I would leave the Windows Starter OS on it and add Linux for dual boot. But after reading some of MS’s EULA, I decided I’d rather not “check the box” and instead install some distribution of Linux.