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Vim: Eating paste is bad for you

As a long time vim user in the programming world there is one situation which always makes me cringe: That moment where there is something from the internet that you need to paste into your editor. Without fail the formatting takes a disastrous turn, causing whatever you were pasting to go from the Mona Lisa,…

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chmod: Capital (X) Gunna Give it to you

Pardon the terrible title of this tutorial, but you know…I decided when I started this blog that I would have cheesy terrible titles, and this was the best one for the subject matter. Anyway, this is one of those “I feel dumb” moments that it’s entirely possible the entire Linux world knew about before I…

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Trust and Identity: A better way to sign?

Being a techie I often reflect on the fact that while a lot of COOL things happen ALL THE TIME in the tech world…A lot of it is either useless in a practical sense, or actually detrimental to our society as a whole. Those that know me have heard me remark many times “I hate…

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Vim: Mastering your workspace: Tabs

In previous vim articles, I talked about buffers, and windows, and splits and all that good stuff. In those articles I mentioned that there was a right way to handle multiple buffers, and there was a wrong way. Today I’m going to talk to you about “the wrong way.” That way…Is tabs. So vim has…

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Encrypting Apache: https and you!

OS : CentOs 7 / RHEL7 Derivitives Software : httpd (Apache) Version : 2.4.6 Introduction Encryption is a good thing. In a perfect world, you would never see an “http” without an “s” at the end. So in an effort to help make that happen, lets talk about encryption. First of all: There is a…

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PGP Pub Key signing for dummies

Hello boy’s and girls. My name is Brandon, and I’m a dummy. First of all, this is not a tutorial on *how* to get started with PGP/GPG. There are tons of guides for that, I don’t need to create another. What I do want to do is compile a flow of idea’s that I had…

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A not so fresh windows 10 Review

As those that have read any amount of my content will know…I’m a Linux guy. I like Linux , I use Linux at work. I talk about Linux. When I’m away from my computer I sometimes wonder if Linux is thinking about me, when I’m thinking about it. That being said, as much as some…

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Striving For Unemployment: Automation and you!

Automation is a delicate subject in the world of IT. Some System Admin’s feel it is their sacred duty to “AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!”, Others feel it is a terrible idea to automate your job away. I currently work with one particular admin that feels that anything that takes away work from system admin’s is…

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Vim: Mastering your workspace: windows

In my last article I talked about buffers, and touched on how they can improve your workflow. As promised, this is the follow up where I talk about how amazing windows are, and how they will change your (vim) life forever! Let’s do a short recap: Buffers are essentially the vim loaded version of a…

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multipath, lvm, and you!

Today I went on a magical learning adventure. I learned about multipathing(I had no idea it was a thing). It changed my world in a strange and radical way, left me feeling like the universe was a much bigger place. Insert other cliche statement here. Anyway, for those of you out there that are just…

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