September 15, 2015

Fedora 20: Use PPTP VPN

I have had this one in the queue for a while (I don’t even run of Fedora 20 anymore).  This one will be short and sweet, because there really isn’t a bunch of discussion that needs to go into it. By default Fedora 20 will block outbound PPTP VPN connections. Reload the rules.
March 4, 2015

Fedora 20: Firefox Reports Flash as Vulnerable

This problem starts with Firefox reporting that your flash-plugin is out of date.  This report looks like this and disables all flash. After this we will take a look Mozilla’s Plugin Check to see what it thinks is going on. Now here we can see that version 11.2.202.440 is vulnerable.  We will then check about:plugins to see if it agrees. Again this is also reporting […]
July 8, 2014

SQL Developer Crash on Fedora 20

I ran into a painful issue on Fedora 20 with SQL Developer.  Basically every time it was launched via the shortcut it would go through loading, and then disappear. Manual Invocation of SQL Developer When launching it via the script itself it gives us a little more information. I also noticed, that while executing as root it worked.  However that clearly isn’t the “solution” Fixing […]
July 15, 2013

Fedora 18: Noticing Clock Skew?

Recently I noticed that my clock was beginning to skew, and NTP wasn’t able to keep up with it.  This is due to having a “system clock” and a “hardware clock” the system clock is the one that the OS controls, while the hardware clock is controlled by the BIOS and runs on the hardware.  So all I did to resolve it was sync up […]
June 17, 2013

Media Management: Rename JPG Images Based on Metadata

I have been doing a bit of cleanup around my home file server, and have noticed that while I have a really beautiful collections of family photographs there is no logical organization around these photos.  I have many duplicates names, which would collide in the event of trying to merge multiple directories, and even worse I have many duplicate copies of pictures from various uploads […]
August 2, 2012

Bash: Automatically Mount File Systems on Volume Group if Present

Update 09/16/2015 – I have published an updated article for this here: http://blog.allanglesit.com/2012/08/bash-automatically-mount-file-systems-on-volume-group-if-present/ In my laptop I have a solid state disk, and frankly I am way past addicted to solid state disks, but what you get in performance you lose in capacity.  As such I have had to be creative with how I can have the capacity and the performance that I need.  Lately the […]
March 6, 2012

Gnome3: Disable Hot Corners

I sincerely hate Hot Corners in Gnome3.  This article will walk you through disabling them, because you probably hate them as much as I do (you’re here right)… So firstly what are hot corners, and why do I hate them?  Hot corners is the upper left hand corner of your screen (0,0) the idea is that if you move your mouse into the upper left […]
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