The Albert Burger – Best Burger in Brighton?

It’s rare that I’m genuinely in shock and awe of something, but that’s how I felt last night in The Albert, down under Brighton train station! The menu came with a crazy amount of options, so for the burger I added bacon and cheese and for the chips, thick cut rather than skinny and chilli […]

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Adsense 2014 April Fools

Adsense 2014 April Fools

It’s nice to see that idimmu.net doesn’t just have a global audience but a solar system wide audience too! 62.% of my site’s earnings come from Europa, thanks for the heads up, Google and happy April fools to you guys too

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Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I’m slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it’s still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and shiny one. Which has 2 new 3TB HDDs in RAID 1, which are syncing.. cat /proc/mdstat md3 : active raid1 sda4[0] sdb4[1] 1847478528 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU] [>....................] resync = 0.1% […]

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authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

Earlier today I was setting up a brand new server for a migration and just as I was typing scp .ssh/authorized_keys2 my brain went and asked a question.. What is the difference between authorized_keys and authorized_keys2? I’ve been working with Linux for well over a decade and some of my practices stem from things I […]

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do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found

My HTPC is almost appliance like, in the way I never upgrade it, i.e. this morning it was still running Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal… It’s also not very appliance like in that it’s also full of random development stuff that probably shouldn’t be on it as well as several different types of databases, my backup […]

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Beer Bread Recipe

Honey Beer Bread

I gave up drinking 3 months ago, but still have a fridge full of beer which I didn’t want to pour down the sink, so I decided to make something with it. I found My Fridge Food, which is an awesome little site that will take the contents of your fridge and cupboards and suggest […]

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Google Is Becoming Less Relevent

Google Is Becoming Less Relevant

Back in September Google released it’s new Hummingbird algorithm, apparently affecting 90% of search queries, as it strives for greater accuracy and more relevant results. Aimed at ‘conversational searches’, like what is the best cake? rather than simple terms such as best cake. (when is the last time you made a search request like that?) […]

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how to take control of another computer

How To Take Control Of Another Computer

There are several things to think about when taking control of another computer, the Operating System running on it, the speed of your network connection and the tools you have at your disposal. How To Take Control Of Another Computer Operating System There are 3 main choices of Operating system that the computer you want […]

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sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

We’re using an old version of Upstart, on Centos, to manage stopping and starting our Node.js daemons, and one of the things the script does, like any good deamon, is change the user of the deamon process from root to something more applicable, security and all that The scripts look a little like this !upstart […]

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Pipe Viewer

pv – Pipe Viewer – My New Favourite Command Line Tool

I’ve got a rather large dataset that I need to do a lot of processing on, over several iterations, it’s a 20gb zip file, flat text, and I’m impatient and don’t like not knowing things! My new favourite Linux command line tool, pv (pipe viewer) is totally awesome. Check this out:         […]

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