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I started playing with computers on Apple DOS and later the Commodore 64's KERNAL/BASIC 2.0. When I went to university I got a Windows PC because that's what you were supposed to have at the time. Through dial-up I could access various flavors of UNIX and Solaris and finally started using Linux in the early 2000s. I was happy I had a found an OS that did what I wanted, not one that made me do things in a certain way.

00008-2267842057 Today I heard the sad news that Bram Moolenaar has passed away. more

Architecture The split (1) tool is quite useful, but it doesn't recognize quoted fields. This is my solution to this problem. more

Debian On Debian-based systems /lib/modules tends to fill up with obsolete files. The reason is that kernel packages have to be purged to remove those files, and that doesn't happen while normal upgrade/remove operations. This script is my solution to this problem. Deletion is disabled by default, verify the output of … more

Dice The folder sensor in home assistant is good if you need a random file from one directory, but how about a random file from a file hierarchy? more

Yachts I didn't want to download the AWS CLI client over and over, so I wrote a tiny wrapper script to run it in a docker container. I don't use it a lot as setting up shell completions is a pain, but it can be useful. more

Small changes to my arm salt install setup were needed on Debian Buster. more

Disk info I like to monitor disk usage from the command line using the df utility. However, the output can get overwhelming sometimes depending on the system. This is a tiny bash script I use as a df wrapper that does filtering, sorting and uses colors. It takes an argument nc to … more

Tux I run Debian unstable on a few machines and wanted to know if I was always running the latest kernel. I've added the script below to my shell startup. And then I went on and added it to some servers as well, after a few hundred days of uptime there … more

Light bulb I'm not sure how old I was when I fell in love with computers, but I remember what happened that day. I must have been nine or ten years old and was writing my first program on my father's Apple ][. Before that day I had only used computers for gaming which I had enjoyed very much, but this day changed everything. more

I have a vero 4k armhf box I wanted to do some programming on, and as I use salt to configure all my work machines I tried to install a salt minion. The problem is that the machine comes with a preinstall Debian stretch which only has an outdated salt … more

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