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My ~/.bash_aliases 2017

I have a base ~/.bash_aliases file which I normally use Ansible to update on various servers when needed and thought I’d share it. This is intended for sys admins using Ubuntu. [ Download the bash aliases file here ] The main aliases are : ll – I use this ALL the time, it’s `ls -aslch` and shows the…

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Initial Ansible Install on Ubuntu

Because I have to run this on any new Ansible or Vagrant machine, here’s a note to myself to make this a little faster. For Ubuntu Linux machines sudo apt-get –assume-yes install nano man git python # For a new, minimal install of Ubuntu, e.g a Vagrant Box, they don’t even include a ~/.bashrc file nor nano…

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Can the REM stack be a thing

REM stack : React Express MongoDB   It’s like the MEAN stack which means Mongo, Express, Angular Node. But Express is built on top of Node and is redundant. The other stack I still use a bit of LAMP. Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. If you like the idea then you can retweet this. Can the…

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Synology NAS – Start with the smaller drives first

When you are setting up a Synology NAS, such as the 8 bay ( DS1815+ ) system I got, you’ll want to start with your smallest drive first and add larger ones over time. If you start with your biggest drive, you won’t be able to make use of the smaller ones.   The reason is best…

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Mailchimp Email Obfuscator

I was working on a project that tried to re-skin the Mailchimp email preferences center. Unlike the Mailchimp signup form this page is a lot harder because you need to know the users information. Thankfully this is fairly easily done with some merge tags to make the correct links in the eDM (email) and the…

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