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Salt This can be annoying when using SaltStack, you run saltutil.sync_grains, or a highstate, but your custom grain is never synced to the minion. This happened to me while using multiple environments and when the grain was not in the base environment. What worked for me to get a successful sync … more

I use a custom screen locking script together with xautolock for automatic locking and manual locking when needed. To prevent multiple i3lock instances from starting I use an atomically created mutex. The script has somewhat excessive logging that still remains from the time it was buggy. more

Dice I use the same script on multiple machines to pick a random desktop background and i3lock wallpaper. It performs a few sanity checks before running and selects an image from a directory based on the current screen size. more

Yes, I felt like I had to automate this after installing minikube on a few machines in a row. more

I have a custom sync script for Firefox because the built-in sync is simply not thorough enough. To make the sync more reliable I wanted to close Firefox when it is running. This was surprisingly hard to accomplish, but once I found wmctrl the problem was solved. Notice that this … more

Do you know the feeling? You have implemented a massive optimization, slashed a nasty bug or built a complex feature and made the commit. Then you check the time, and there's absolutely no way you could have finished this yet. Now you can either be a good worker bee and … more

When using git in a project it is easy to create lots of branches. This is one of the strengths of git, but it can also mean that the local branch list gets quite long. I created an alias for the command below to get an overview of which branches … more

I run multiple desktop environments, and they all come with their own screen locking tool. Sometimes I want to unlock a system remotely, that means from the command line. The script below can unlock mate, gnome and i3lock. more

Books There are various ways to send an ebook to a kindle, I use a tiny script. The only tricky part is to set the correct content type. You can get your kindle email address from your devices list on amazon. Don't forget to whitelist your from address in your Amazon … more

Firefox sync script

2020-04-30

I don't know about you, but I'm not satisfied with the firefox sync. Some addons don't sync at all, sometimes sync breaks entirely without a visible error. The size limit is understandable, but then why is it so hard to set up your own sync server. Anyway, here is a … more

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