Category: Linux

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Taking Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” for a spin

Sadly it’s been quite sometime that I’ve tried to spend any amount of time on a Linux desktop for fun (rather than work), even the general Linux category here on the blog is fairly dust ridden. In the proccess of starting this entry I realized that my last “going for a spin” post was from Ubuntu 12.04 and the last post about Linux Mint was about KDE & Superkeys in...

Installing nginx 1.9.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 0

Installing nginx 1.9.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10

Historically I’ve been one for the LAMP stack. However over the past year or two I’ve spent a lot more time working with new fun technologies like Node.JS and Meteor. While there is nothing wrong with running these applications inside the LAMP world, some things like Websockets just don’t work well with Apache. As such I’ve been exploring the dark and dangerous world of nginx. Being one to love the...

Simple and automatic Github deployment using PHP 0

Simple and automatic Github deployment using PHP

If you’re like me, every project you work on worth anything gets put in GitHub. It’s safe and you get all the benefits of using Git. Of course those benefits include deployment hooks, if you’ve got the system setup for it. On small projects it may seem like it’s more hassle to setup deployment hooks, after all SFTP is simple enough, however it’s actually quite easy to do and only...

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools 0

Using Linux under VMWare? Install open-vm-tools

I’ve been a long time user of VMWare ESXi for my baremetal hypervisor needs. In order for it to function at its best, the recommendation has always been to install the VMWare Tools. On Windows this is an exe and a piece of cake. However on Linux it has always been a gamble.

fish: Unable to create a configuration directory for fish. 0

fish: Unable to create a configuration directory for fish.

Recently I’ve taken a liking to Fish Shell. It’s simple, colorful and provides lots of features out of the box, without requiring any configuration whatsoever. Since I have a tendency to touch a lot of different systems, the “out of the box” provides a quick and clean environment to work with. However, today when I was setting up a new machine I ran into a new error message. fish: Unable...