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Home Assistant Large Clock

This recipe is my version of providing a "large clock" face in the home assistant dashboard.

Enable serving local static files:

  • Create directory www in your config directory.
  • Restart home assistant.
  • Static files are now available as http://homeassistant.local:8123/local/.

Place the HTML with your clock in a …

flatpak

Flatpak is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system. Flatpak was developed as part of the freedesktop.org project and was originally called xdg-app …

My git release script

I always had issues remembering how to create releases. So in order to standardise things, I wrote this script:

So whenever I am ready to release I would then just issue the command:

./ghrelease vX.Y.Z

Pre-requisistes:

You obviously need git. But also you would need github-cli.

Your …

lnbin

This is my lnbin script.

This is a program for managing symlink in a /usr/local/bin directory. It is similar to stow, lndir, cleanlinks and others.

The approach used by lnbin is based on Stow, and it is to install each into its own tree, then use symbolic links …

nas ops cmd

This is my op script.

This is stupidly simple script to elevate priviledges in order to manage NFS shares on my QNAP NAS.

The idea is that NFS shares do squash-root so admin access is disallowed through NFS. This gives a convenient way to issue root level commands without using …

DVTM

The other day I found dvtm. Looking at it, it looks very nice. It appeals to me because I am particularly fond of text user interfaces.

screencast

At the end I choose not to use it because:

  • terminal support was less than 100% useful.
  • At the end of the day using …

Enable syslog with void

In void Linux, the default is without logging. Most cases it is OK for desktop use.

If you want to enable syslog service in void, you need to install:

socklog-void

Also to let your user have access to the logs, use:

usermod -aG socklog <your-username>

Because I like to have …

Alpine Boot switcher

I boot from a USB boot drive using UEFI. Because of the UEFI boot, it just a matter of copying the files from the alpine ISO to a USB thumbdrive VFAT32 partition. Partition may be set to EFI (but this doesn't seem to be required).

Since I would like to …

Using XScreenSaver Hacks with mate-screensaver

Here we explain how to use XScreenSaver EXCELLENT screensaver hack collection with the MATE screensaver applet.

  • Install xscreensaver and mate-screensaver
  • On my linux distribution this creates the following directories:
  • /usr/libexec/xscreensaver: contains the screensaver hacks executables
  • /usr/libexec/mate-screensaver : contains the mate-screensaver executables
  • /usr/share/applications/screensavers : containes the …

Installing Void Linux

I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility issues around glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility I have worked around with a combination of Flatpaks, chroots and namespaces.

The high lights of void linux:

  • musl build - which is very lightweigth
  • Does not depend on systemd …

OpenShift notes

THIS IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES. THIS IS OUT-OF-DATE

backup OpenShift

openshift getenv(USER) from OpenShift php
ssh to {user}@{app-domain} gear snapshot  > file

Run gear app

OpenShift migration further notes

Encrypt a file using a supplied password :

$ openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -salt -in file.txt -out file.txt.enc -k …

Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names …

Deploying Kerberos based SSO

This article goes over how to implement Single-Sign-On on Linux. It goes over the integration around the Kerberos service and the applications, like for example FireFox.

Pre-requisites

  • Kerberos Domain Controller (KDC)
  • User accounts in the KDC
  • KDC based logins

To make sure that this is working, login to your workstation …