New .bash_aliases file

One really handy thing you can do in your Ubuntu installation is to add a custom .bash_aliases file.Some background… When you SSH into your server a number of commands and files are run. One of these is the .bashrc file which lives in the user’s home directory. This is custom for each user. So when…

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Setup wifi adapter in linux

This little guide should help with configuring a USB WiFi adapter in Linux – this was in Ubuntu 12.04 but should work for later releases and other Debian based Unix versions. I recently configured my Raspberry Pi to use a wiki dongle but this guide didn’t work for some reason. This guide still works though…

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Spin down HDDs when idle

This (along with all my guides) is for Ubuntu but it could probably be done on any Debian based linux variant. It is worth setting your drives to spin down when the system is inactive. This will save some power and reduce the wear on the drive.First install your dependencies:

You can send the…

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Enable Ubuntu root log in

Obligatory warning: Don’t do this! It is stupid! You will delete all your stuffs! You may die!Although most people will ‘tell you’ that it is stupid to enable and use the root account on your server, sometimes it is just really handy! When you are forst setting up your server and need to run a…

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Tech documentation, guides, etc

As a way of introduction, I plan to include some documentation and ‘how to guides’ in this blog. They will largely focus around my own home server set up or the stuff I’m messing about with on the Raspberry Pi.My server currently serves (no pun intended) a number of purposes including hosting my DVD collection,…

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