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Paul Mellors: Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish everyone that celebrates it, a Happy New Year.  Don’t want to say more than that, as I’m sure you’ll be enjoying yourself.  Rock on 2016.…

Jonathan Dieter: Virtualizing Windows (and simplifying my life)

Picture of fireworks

Freedom

At our school, we’ve been running Fedora on most of the desktops since Fedora 8, but the one department that’s stuck with Windows is the accounting department, mainly because their software is Windows-only.  This has long been a problem …

PowerTip: Use Here-Strings with PowerShell

Summary: Learn the basic use of a here-string in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question What is a here-string and how do I use it?

Hey, Scripting Guy! AnswerIn PowerShell, you can use here-strings to declare blocks of text. They’re declared just like regular strings except …

Benjamin Kerensa: Glucosio in 2016

Happy New Year, friends!

Our core team and contributors have much to be proud about reflecting on the work we did in the past few months. While there are many things to be proud of, I think one of the …

Alexys Jacob: uWSGI v2.0.12

It’s been a long time since I made a blog post about a uWSGI release but this one is special to me because it contains some features I asked for to a colleague of mine.

For his first contributions to …

Managing Windows Firewall

Beginning in Windows 8 and Server 2012, there is a cmdlet that helps you enable the client firewall for various profiles:

Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled True

In previous operating systems, you have to resort to netsh.exe:…

Raphaël Hertzog: My Free Software Activities in December 2015

My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donators (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to …

Sounds of the Holidays–Part 2

Summary: MVP, Thomas Rayner, continues to inspire holiday spirit by using PowerShell to trigger multimedia.

Yesterday in Sounds of the Holidays–Part 1, I tried to inspire my coworker, Matthew, with some cool holiday messages. Unfortunately, Matthew is still …

Benjamin Kerensa: Remembering Ian Murdock

Ian MurdockPhoto by Yuichi Sakuraba / CC BY

There is clearly great sadness felt in the open source community today after learning of the passing of Ian Murdock who founded the Debian Linux Distribution and was the first Debian Project Leader. …

Looking Back: 2015 Project Report Card

In early 2015, I posted a look ahead at my planned 2015 projects, where I took a quick look at some of the self-development projects I set out for myself over the course of 2015. In this post, I’m …

Kristian Fiskerstrand: 32C3

This year I participated in the Chaos Computer Club’s annual congress for the first time, despite it being the 32nd such event being arranged, hence its name 32c3. This year’s event has the subname of “Gated Communities” and follows last …

Lubuntu Blog: In Memory of Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock was perhaps best known professionally as the founder of the Debian project, which he created while still a student at Purdue University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1996. Debian was one of the …

Marcin ‘hrw’ Juszkiewicz: Ian Murdock passed away

I am not writing after people outside of my family die but when I read that Ian Murdock is no longer with us I got a feeling that I have to write few words.

Never met him but lot of …

Jono Bacon: In Memory of Ian Murdock

Today we heard the sad news that Ian Murdock has passed away. He was 42.

Although Ian and my paths crossed relatively infrequently, over the years we became friends. His tremendous work in Debian was an inspiration for my …

PowerTip: Launch Minimized Application with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to specify the launch state of an application through Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I launch a minimized application in Windows PowerShell instead of opening the window in the foreground?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the –WindowStyle parameter with the Start-Process

mythcat: Joanna Rutkowska talk on the 32C3 streaming site.


Joanna Rutkowska covered the last few decades of security on computers.
You can see Joanna Rutkowska 32c3 streaming media.

Ankur Sinha “FranciscoD”: #SaveTheInternet – did you e-mail TRAI yet?

So, you must’ve heard about Facebook’s plan to “bring the Internet to the poor in India” that they’ve named Internet.org/Free Basics. If you’ve read the plan in detail, you’ll see that it isn’t really bringing the Internet to anyone for …

Finding Recursive AD Memberships

In AD, there is a strange-looking filter: 1.2.840.113556.1.4.1941. It is called "matching rule in chain" and can be used to quickly find nested memberships.

All you need is the DN of a member. Then, you can use it like this:…

Sounds of the Holidays–Part 1

Summary: MVP, Thomas Rayner, inspires holiday spirit by using Windows PowerShell to trigger some multimedia.

Hello! I’m Thomas Rayner, a proud Cloud & Datacenter Management Microsoft MVP, filling in for the Scripting Guy for a couple days. You can …

Fedora Magazine: Fedora Security Lab – hack yourself!

Fedora Security Lab is probably one of the most unknown Fedora Labs for the public. It is typically used for a very specific task. But what exactly is that task? This article aims to answer that question!

Security Lab and

Julian Andres Klode: APT 1.1.8 to 1.1.10 – going “faster”

Not only do I keep incrementing version numbers faster than ever before, APT also keeps getting faster. But not only that, it also has some bugs fixed and the cache is now checked with a hash when opening.

Important fix

Stuart Langridge: Titan, the toughest cable ever

I was rather decently sent a Titan charging cable by the people at Fusechicken, and I reviewed it for the upcoming episode of Bad Voltage. I thought my review could also gain itself a home here:

I’ve got a bunch …

Diego Turcios: VII Central America Free Software Summit

I just want to clarify this event happened on August. But we were a small group organizing the event and this was a completely volunteer event.

What is the VII Central America Summit?

Central American Free Software Summit is

Colin King: pagemon: an ncurses based tool to monitor process memory

While developing stress-ng I wanted to be able to see if the various memory stressors were touching memory in the way I had anticipated.  While digging around in the Linux documentation I discovered the very useful soft/dirty bit on Page …

Colin King: pagemon: a ncurses based tool to monitor process memory

While developing stress-ng I wanted to be able to see if the various memory stressors were touching memory in the way I had anticipated.  While digging around in the Linux documentation I discovered the very useful soft/dirty bit on Page …

PowerTip: Get Status of a DSC File in Azure

Summary: Use the Azure cmdlets to get the current status of a Desired State Configuration file on a virtual machine.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if a Desired State Configuration (DSC) file that I applied to …

Daniel Pocock: Real-Time Communication in FOSDEM 2016 main track

FOSDEM is nearly here and Real-Time Communications is back with a bang. Whether you are keen on finding the perfect privacy solution, innovative new features or just improving the efficiency of existing telephony, you will find plenty of opportunities

Pavlo Rudyi: IPv6 Since 20 Years: Why IPv6 Is Better For Privacy And How To Use It Without ISP Support


Introduction Why IPv6? Security and privacy in IPv6 Hardware & Software Support Check IPv6 support now IPv6 without ISP support in 60 seconds Best Way – Tunnelbroker from Hurricane Electric Alternative Way – Freenet6 from Gogo6 Have fun with IPv6 …

Josh Bressers: Security reminds me of the gym on January 2


If you have any sort of gym membership you dread the month of January. Every year, there are countless people who make a resolution to get in shape, so the gym is flooded with people for much of January. I’m …

Introducing a simplified configuration experience for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines

We’re excited to introduce a new, simplified configuration experience for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machine. You can now configure SQL Server connectivity, performance, security, and high availability when you create a SQL Server VM in the Azure Portal. …

Linux Padawan: An excellent resource

We are all ways looking for good quality free teaching books. It seems that we are not the only people. I have come accross an amazing list and am delighted to share it with everyone! https://github.com/vhf/free-programming-books/blob/master/free-programming-books.md#professional-development …

mythcat: Nemesis Bootkit Malware the new stealthy Payment Card.


After I read many articles I got this infos about Nemesis Bootkit Malware:
 – suspected to originate from Russia;
 – infect PCs by loading before Windows starts
 – has ability to modify the legitimate volume boot record;
 – seam …

Clearing Recycle Bin

Before the advent of PowerShell 5.0, to clear the recycler, you would have to manually delete the content of the hidden $Recycle.Bin folder in the root of all drives that have a recycler.

Some authors recommended the use of a …

Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extension

Summary: Matthew Hitchcock, Microsoft MVP, delves into how to troubleshoot problems in the Azure VMDSC Extension.

If you joined me yesterday in Advanced Use of Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extensions, you saw how I created an advanced Desired …

Fedora Magazine: Kevin Fenzi: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Kevin Fenzi on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being …

David Tomaschik: Offensive Security Certified Professional

It’s been a little bit since I last updated, and it’s been a busy time. I did want to take a quick moment to update and note that I accomplished something I’m pretty proud of. As of Christmas Eve, I’m …

Kalpa Welivitigoda: FAD Singapore 2015 – Event Report

Photo Credit : Prima Yogi


FAD Singapore 2015 was held on 5th and 6th of December in Singapore and I participated at the event. FAD stands for Fedora Activity Day is supposed to be an event of one day or

Ismael Olea: Sonic Pi packaged for Fedora

Maybe you know about Sonic Pi, the
system to learn programming playing with music. Now I want to give it a try
in my system (Fedora 23) and my sysadmin-TOC syndrome obligues me first to
package it …

Ismael Olea: Running EPF (Eclipse Process Framework) in Linux

For many time I wanted to learn to use EPF but technical reasons always stoped me. Blame me because I’m not an Eclipse guy and I’m not into its eclipse-isms but until today I have not been able to …

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Implementation Hints and Security Nerd Commentary (including mini threat model)

Hi, Jessica Paynefrom Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group’s Global Incident Response and Recovery team guest starring on the Platforms PFE blog today.

Credential theft is a major problem in the security landscape today. Matching local administrator passwords in an environment …

Denis Dupeyron: SCALE 14x

I don’t know about you but I’m going to SCALE 14x.

I'm going to SCALE 14x!

SCALE is always a lot of fun and last year I particularly liked their new embedded track. This year’s schedule looks equally exciting. Among the speakers you may recognize …

James Just James: Trying out Ceph with Oh-My-Vagrant

Daniel P. Berrangé wrote about trying out a single node ceph cluster. I decided to take his article and turn it into an Oh-My-Vagrant omv.yaml file. It took me about two minutes to do so, and two hours to debug …

PowerTip: How to Upload DSC File to Azure

Summary: Use Azure PowerShell cmdlets to send a Desired State Configuration file to be used later by a virtual machine.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to send a DSC file to be used later by a virtual machine?…

Updating Trio 8800 Firmware

On the heels of the recent release of the Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800 comes the first firmware upgrades.  In the same fashion as previous articles on this blog covering various Lync and Skype for Business devices like the VVX desktop …

John Baer: Get ready to get sexy

Sex isn’t a matter of fact thing, says Sue from London escorts. To enjoy good sex, you need to be in touch with the emotional side of your life as well, and that is the difficult part. I tell a …

Force User to Change Password

Use this code snippet to force a user to change his/her password:

#requires -Version 1 -Modules ActiveDirectory

Set-ADUser -Identity username -ChangePasswordAtNextLogon $true

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Kushal Das: Home storage cluster with Fedora and Gluster

In a previous
post

I wrote about the encrypted storage I am using at home. Using Banana Pi, and
Fedora. But, for my photos I had to look for something else. I need
redundancy. The of the self NAS boxes …

Alessio Treglia: Pallinux: Olly Olly Oxen Free!

 

Pallinux: Artwork by Fabio "Pixel" Colinelli

Pallinux: Artwork by Fabio “Pixel” Colinelli

In a world far away, in the dark Land of Digitos only populated by machines and computers, the evil Mister Woo was ruling over all. Over time, this terrible dictator was becoming a …

Advanced Use of Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extensions

Summary: Matthew Hitchcock takes us through a deeper look at Azure DSC.

It's an honor for me to be writing my first Hey, Scripting Guys! Blog post! I'd like to share something I have been doing a lot of …

Fedora Community Blog: Fedora Globalization (G11n) Activity Day – November 2015

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Tokyo view from 40th floor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

We already had a number of blog posts regarding how Globalization (G11n) Fedora Activity Days (FADs) went. After all of these reports, it makes sense to have one post discussing …

Fedora Magazine: Varnish: Your site faster and more stable

Are you managing a server running a blog or content website and expecting or experiencing a massive number of requests?

I have been in this situation recently myself, running a WordPress instance on a single virtual machine that suddenly got …

Windows Server 2012 R2 VPN Interoperability with Cisco ASA

The IKEv2 implementation difference between Windows RRAS Gateway and Cisco ASA results in the non-interoperability between the two VPN devices (documented in this VPN Interoperability guide ). This interoperability is affecting a number of customers as…(read more)

[Script Of Dec. 28]How to change the Internet Time Synchronization Update Interval in Windows using PowerShell DSC

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Script Download:  
The script is available for download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/How-to-change-the-Internet-e5bd2803.  You can also use  Microsoft Script Browser for Windows PowerShell ISE to download the sample with one button click from within your scripting environment. 

This script shows

Next-Generation Network Engineering Skills

There’s no question that the networking industry is undergoing significant changes. Sparked in part by software-defined networking (SDN), this sea change now includes an expanded focus on application programming interfaces (APIs), automation frameworks and toolkits, and improved manageability. As the …

PowerTip: Display Hidden Files in PowerShell

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display hidden files.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to display hidden files and folders?

Hey, Scripting Guy! AnswerThere are a couple of approaches that use Get-ChildItem:

      • Get-ChildItem –Hidden
      • Get-ChildItem –Attributes

Remi Collet: PHP version 7.0.2RC1

Release Candidate versions are available in remi-test repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / CentOS) to allow more people to test them. They are available as Software Collections, for a parallel installation, perfect solution for such tests. For …

Weekend Scripter: Remove a Long Path File

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to remove a file with a long path.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, the Scripting Guy.

This is a continuation …

Benjamin Mako Hill: Trust your technolust.

"Trust your technolust." from Hackers (1995)If you’ve ever lusted for a “Trust your technolust.” poster like the one seen in background of the climactic sequence in the 1995 film Hackers, you’re in luck. Just print this PDF template (also an SVG) onto a piece …

Fedora-Blog.de: gthumb de-lokalisiert Gnome-Shell Kontextmenüs

Allem Anschein nach gibt es im Zusammenspiel von gthumb mit der Gnome-Shell ein Problem, das dafür sorgt, das die Kontextmenüs der Gnome-Shell nicht mehr lokalisiert sind, sobald man über gthumb das Hintergrundbild des Desktops ändert.

Da ich bislang mangels …

PowerTip: Display Titles of Windows

Summary: Boe Prox shows how to use Windows PowerShell to find the titles of windows.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the titles of windows?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use Get-Process and display the title of the processes for windows by …

Julian Andres Klode: Much faster incremental apt updates

APT’s performance in applying the Pdiffs files, which are the diff format used for Packages, Sources, and other files in the archive has been slow.

Improving performance for uncompressed files

The reason for this is that our I/O is unbuffered, …

Weekend Scripter: Manage Window Placement by Using PInvoke

Summary: Boe Prox shows us how to manage window placement in Windows PowerShell.

Honorary Scripting Guy and Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Boe Prox, here today filling in for my good friend, the Scripting Guy.

Today I start a …

Pavlo Rudyi: Santa Claus in Linux Style: Top Linux Hardware and Free Linux/Programming Books & Courses Recommendations


In the last days of 2015 we have the big celebrations – Christmas. My congratulations for all readers, I wish everyone the biggest success, health, love and other good things. This post is not all about celebrations: recommend to see, …

PowerTip: Find Scripts in Script Center Repository from PowerShell ISE

Summary: Use a free add-on to directly access scripts and modules from the Windows PowerShell ISE.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question In Windows PowerShell 5.0, I can access the TechNet Gallery for PowerShell modules, but is there an easy way
        …

Truong Anh Tuan: Nha Trang ICT 2015


I came to Nha Trang this year to bring Fedora back there after the successful event last year. This year, the event was held in another university in Nha Trang, TCU with more participants from other universities in Nha Trang …

Get Automated First Level Support Response

Here is a fun function to provide you with a good first level support response in case everyone is off for Christmas:

#requires -Version 3

function Get-FirstLevelSupportResponse
{
 $url = 'http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/bofhserver.pl' $ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue' $page =

Alexander Todorov: Capture Terminal Output From Other Processes

I’ve been working on a test case to verify that Anaconda will print its EULA
notice at the end of a text mode installation. The problem is how do you capture
all the text which is printed to the terminal …

Seif Lotfy: Skizze – A probabilistic data-structures service and storage (Alpha)

Skizze - A probabilistic data-structures service and storage (Alpha)

At my day job we deal with a lot of incoming data for our product, which requires us to be able to calculate histograms and other statistics on the data-stream as fast as possible.

One of the best tools for …

A Holiday Special: Rusty the Red-Eyed Scripter, Part 5

Summary: Rusty discovers the power of classes and enums in Windows Powershell 5.0.

Note This is Part 4 in a five-part series. To catch up, read:

Ekoikhyar: Cloning Hardisk di Fedora

Cloning tentu saja membuat pekerjaan instalasi beberapa PC menjadi lebih mudah dan cepat, tetapi Cloning justru menjadi biang kerok jika master yang akan di cloning mengandung kesalahan atau error yang akan mengakibatkan menular ke semua slave cloning nya…

trick cloning

PowerTip: Convert Data to Hexadecimal Output in PowerShell 5

Summary: Use the Format-Hex cmdlet to produce hexadecimal output.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to put data in a binary key in the registry?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer In Windows PowerShell 5.0, you can use the Format-Hex cmdlet, for example:

‘This is …

Fedora Magazine: Five Things in Fedora This Week (Christmas Eve Edition!)

Fedora Election results

Fedora’s leadership structure is a mix of appointed and elected positions, with many of the appointed ones selected by other project members active in a particular area. For example, on the top-level Fedora Council, we have two …

mythcat: How to fix Grub2 bootloader flaw.


According to researchers Ismael Ripoll and Hector Marco,who wrote this article:

A vulnerability in Grub2 has been found. Versions from 1.98 (December, 2009) to 2.02 (December, 2015) are affected. The vulnerability can be exploited under certain circumstances, allowing local

Finding Logged On User

Here are two strategies for finding the currently logged on user:

# User logged on to a physical box
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem | Select-object -ExpandProperty UserName # Owners of explorer.exe processes (desktop is an Explorer process)
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Process -Filter

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S08E42 – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians – Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Episode Forty-two of Season Eight of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show…

  • We installed a whole bunch of different Linux

A Holiday Special: Rusty the Red-Eyed Scripter, Part 4

Summary: Rusty the Red-Eyed Scripter learns how PowerShell can convert raw string data to an object.

   Note This is Part 4 in a five-part series. To catch up, read:

Praveen Kumar: Vagrant DNS with Landrush and Virtualbox and dnsmasq

Landrush is pretty neat vagrant plugin if you need a DNS server which is visible to host and guest. For Mac OS it work out of the box but to make it work in Linux we have to make some …

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 currently removed from Download Center

We recently released Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM delivering many requested improvements and fixes, via the Microsoft Download Center as announced in a previous blog post. However, we have discovered a bug which resets the PowerShell module environment …

Running Ansible Through an SSH Bastion Host

This post will expand on some previous posts—one showing you how to set up and use an SSH bastion host and a second describing one use case for an SSH bastion host—to show how the popular configuration management tool …

PowerTip: Clear Recycle Bin with PowerShell 5

Summary: Easily purge the Recycle Bin on a targeted drive with PowerShell 5.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily flush out the Recycle Bin?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer In Windows PowerShell 5.0, use the Clear-RecycleBin cmdlet. For example, run the
  …

Helio Chissini de Castro: CMake 3.x for Centos 7, Red Hat Linux 7 ( Epel 7 )

If you need a co-install newer cmake on the mentioned distros, just add this repository:

CMake 3.x Repository for Epel

Just do yum install cmake3

Usage:
Make /usr/lib64/cmake3/bin path append on front of your path or call directly /usr/lib64/cmake3/bin/cmake

Enjoy …

Kevin Fenzi: Rawhide: Notes from the trail (2015-12-23)

A short note from the trail for those folks riding along with rawhide this winter:

Openqa ( https://openqa.fedoraproject.org/ is running on daily rawhide composes, letting everyone know when the install path is not working as expected. This has already resulted …

Aaron S. Hawley: Pivotal CGI film history


Twenty-five years ago, in 1995, the first full-length digital movie, Toy Story, was released to theatres. In my opinion, here are some noteworthy uses of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in film for both technical and artistic reasons:

Westworld (1973) is the …

Jon Chiappetta: Using a good Curve (25519) to implement a Dual_EC_DRBG based PRNG (bad) in Py

('(secret)', 'e=17211717500188099600568359980754843411619158773615107210604175251693280840607') ('(pub)', 'P', [15395204427582176828288140787842485523287609441875116301821962120815246523165L, 50972925492742860438904710940702337165443708937045978727200475339385656596802L])
('(pub)', 'Q', [54379753906375494870435841730857804485220282788952166778590221998932647140003L, 10542862410506568609831388869015874299228416047841839543681429954753256816461L]) Running first 3 prng outputs:
(1, '(pub)', 'rQ', [35085355371653225423586630859880842591953206407407058841980055259804158729190L, 17642611272178418467727837731595189739886826601909812633308152323681611088547L])
(2, '(pub)', 'rQ', [49239914602839976828302644790025511534554523065665058491590572885136905915179L, 8379389248907743775496938151971165397933498701999710225313910125914506554304L])
(3, '(pub)', 'rQ', [46183005535555809253746127552459776700939930656325949263490016267446108722393L, 39473869171813125431282259087083131250343325900631309529780555199432408899154L]) Predicting next prng output:
(4, '(pub)', 'sQ', [41709487842035263418257031106229715942424730101066821754384094668791902320545L, 47532264341329149594994883777108416347984877171111029279692175022666589952933L])
Running 

Red Hat Security: DevOps On The Desktop: Containers Are Software As A Service

It seems that everyone has a metaphor to explain what containers “are”. If you want to emphasize the self-contained nature of containers and the way in which they can package a whole operating system’s worth of dependencies, you might say …

Changes implemented by Essentials Role on Windows Server 2012 R2

[This post comes to us courtesy of Sandeep Biswas and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support]

Today we will discuss about the changes made to the server when the Essentials Experience role is installed and configured on a Windows Server …

Get List of Operating Systems

If your boss needs a list of operating systems used by computers in your AD, this may be a good start:

#requires -Version 1 -Modules ActiveDirectory

$max = 100 $os = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties OperatingSystem -ResultPageSize $max | Group-Object

Simone Caronni: HandBrake, MakeMKV, FFMpeg and Skype available for CentOS/RHEL 7

The multimedia and Skype repositories now contain all components and libraries to have the same “experience” as in Fedora 23. This includes HandBrake, MakeMKV, Skype and the same FFMPeg build with the same options that are enabled in the Fedora …

Alexander Todorov: Interesting Ruby Resources

During my quest for
faster RSpec tests
I’ve come across several interesting posts about Ruby. Being new to the language
they’ve helped me understand a bit more about the internals. Posting them here
so they don’t get lost.

Garbage Collection

Alexander Todorov: Speeding up RSpec and PostgreSQL tests

I’ve been working with Tradeo on testing one of their applications. The app
is standard Ruby on Rails application with over 1200 tests written with RSpec.
And they were horribly slow. On my MacBook Air the entire test suite
took …

Richard Hughes: GNOME Software and xdg-app

Here’s a little Christmas present. This is GNOME Software working with xdg-app to allow live updates of apps and runtimes.

Screenshot from 2015-12-22 15-06-44

This is very much a prototype and needs a lot more work, but seems to work for me with xdg-app

A Holiday Special: Rusty the Red-Eyed Scripter, Part 3

Summary: Rusty the Red-Eyed Scripter learns how to unblock files and tweak event logs with Windows PowerShell 5.0.

Note This is Part 3 in a five-part series. To catch up, read:

Fedora Magazine: Installing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

I recently installed the Fedora Cinnamon Spin after using Manjaro for some months. I have used Fedora for many years, and Cinnamon is one of my favorite desktop environments. However, until Fedora 23, if I wanted to use Cinnamon in …

Dustin Kirkland: More people use Ubuntu than anyone actually knows

“It Doesn’t Look Like Ubuntu Reached Its Goal Of 200 Million Users This Year”, says Michael Larabel of Phoronix, in a post that it seems he’s been itching to post for months.

Why the negativity?!? Are you …

Kevin Fenzi: On giving

Toward the end of the year, many folks thoughts turn to giving. Either giving a monetary donation, or time and energy. I think there’s a number of reasons for that: In the US at least tax deductible donations are something …

Eric “Sparks” Christensen: Securing email to Gmail

I’ve been working on securing my postfix configuration to enforce certificate validation and encryption on some known, higher-volume, or more sensitive connections between SMTP servers (port 25).

On many of the connections I’ve setup for secure transport there have been …

mythcat: 5 Sci-fi Body Hacks That Actually Exist .


<iframe allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”0″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/m6gJkwRIZao” width=”560″></iframe> …

PowerTip: Uninstall Module with PowerShell 5

Summary: Learn how to uninstall a Windows PowerShell module.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I easily uninstall a Windows PowerShell module?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Uninstall-Module cmdlet to remove anything discovered by using Find-Module. For example,
           to permanently …

Kevin DuBois: New Mir Release (0.18)

Mir Image

If a new Mir release was on your Christmas wishlist (like it was on mine), Mir 0.18 has been released! I’ve been working on this the last few days, and its out the door now.  Full text of changelog. …

Fabian Deutsch: A puzzle called oVirt Node Next

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oVirt Node Next is like a big puzzle.

In the classic – or vintage – oVirt Node a lot of the build logic, administration, and customizataion tooling was custom built.
This was ideal back then when …