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Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity. <- Previous || Next->
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I recently ran across this error when moving a VM to a different machine. To fix it: Close VirtualBox Go into the VM folder (usually inside a folder like VirtualBox VMs) and open the text file ending in .vbox. Look for a line like <HardwareVirtEx enabled=”true”/> and change it to <HardwareVirtEx enabled=”false”/>. That should fix the “VT-x is […]
While writing a backup script to back up my data from Mac OS to a Raspberry Pi, I ran into an issue with relative modification times of the files being transferred: rsync thought every file on the Mac side was always more recently updated than on the Debian side. I was using the -a flag for archive mode, which includes, […]
Wikipedia makes it very simple to create an eBook from articles on the site: Go to the Book creator page to start a book by clicking “Start book creator” Visit any pages you want to add to the book and click “Add this page to your book” at the top Click “Show book” at the top of […]
To display information about your laptop’s battery in a tint2 panel, you’ll need the following lines in your tint2rc config file: Using Ubuntu 12.04, my tint2rc is located at ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc. tint2 is a lightweight panel application that is a great match for window managers like openbox.
I wouldn’t say these are really tricks, but they’re definitely things you want to know about if you use Sublime Text 2 as your text editor – especially for software or web development. I’ll be adding any additional things I find/configure about Sublime Text. Opening new files in an existing Sublime Text window I split […]
There has been a lot of interest in the state of cryptography lately. The NSA documents that Edward Snowden leaked are still being released to the public, and we are not happy. Now even those that are not partaking in illegal activites are interested in encrypting their digital documents. I have started researching different ways to encrypt […]
It’s very easy to place a simple htpasswd-based authentication system on a domain served by nginx. To do this, you’ll want your server block to look like this: The relevant lines here are the last two defining auth_basic and auth_basic_user_file. Notice that the file is /etc/nginx/htpasswd. This means you need to use htpasswd to create that file: This will […]