Learning morse code from a shell script

Hey all, As i am learning to understand morse i decided to write a shell script that would help you learn also. Why in shell script ? why not. Here is the script. It is called “ceedubs” (cw. get it ?) It requires SoX for the play utility. It will do: – multiple words – … Read More

Dreamhost to Docker Swarm and a site move

Whats up all…. It has been a while. life happened. the pandemic happened. and i moved this site from dreamhost to a docker swarm setup (i will go over that setup in a later post)… while configuring the compose file i decided that i should post it and also to explain that this version of … Read More

Gentoo, ALSA, On-board sound card, and a USB DAC

Hey all So recently i bought an amp that could also be used as a dac. This article assumes you have ALSA, a working sound card, and another device (USB DAC, etc) Here is what i did to get it to work with and included script to make life easier. First, i had to ensure … Read More

Plex, media management, and all the other fanciness

Hey all, sorry for the lack of updates in a while but life took over. This article is a combination of a bunch of mini texts i had on my system and after seeing more and more streaming services popping up it was time to combine the all and publish it. At some point i … Read More

xscreensaver, mpv, and drone videos

Sup all. So for a while i’ve had a folder with drone videos that i wanted to use as screensavers. So after a little digging in some xscreensaver and mpv settings i came up with this : mpv \ –shuffle \ –really-quiet \ –no-audio \ –fs \ –no-stop-screensaver \ –wid=$XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW \ $HOME/ss_videos/* as you can … Read More

AWS MFA cli script

sup everyone. Been working and managing things so have not had too much time to do a post. Recently though i started having to do a bunch of tasks involving AWS from the CLI and would constantly get irritated at having to copy / paste all the things for the mfa to work so instead … Read More

ssh tunneling with .{bash,zsh}rc functions

So lately i have needed to setup some detailed entries into my ssh config file but i needed to ssh in and keep a term open for them to work. Instead, i added these functions that when your ssh config is properly setup will auto create these tunnels for you: start_tunnel: function start_tunnel() { if … Read More

ssh master just for the ports

Hey all decided to write about something that i use way more often than i care about and have shown others on how to do. sample from my ssh config: Host foo Hostname ADDRESS1 LocalForward 5432 ADDRESS2:5432 LocalForward 7777 ADDRESS3:8080 IdentityFile ~/.ssh/key.pem User poa now lets say i do not want to open an ssh … Read More

So my linux install is broken….. what to try first

Hey all. Have not written anything in a while and needed to write some stuff about chrooting back into a borked install. For this article, lets assume that you will be booting from a live distro of some sort and that you need to chroot in to test and fix. First, lets boot from the … Read More