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Problems with OneDrive as a Backend to Restic Backup Tool

I’ve been trying to use OneDrive as my restic backend – which is supported through the rclone backend. Using this, restic can use any backend that rclone supports, which is very cool. However, it has revealed that the OneDrive API is very buggy and unreliable! I’m surprised by how many issues I’ve been getting. I’m […]

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Linux

Setting Ubuntu 20.04 to use bfq block scheduler with Ansible

This is a simple ansible config that will set your machine to use the bfq scheduler: Put this in a file called enable_bfq_playbook.yml and then run it with ansible-playbook: Reboot, and you should now have bfq enabled on your disk:

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Linux Networking raspberrypi

Using a Raspberry Pi 2 as a Router + Configuring Raspbian for IPv6 with Aussie Broadband

I recently decided to move away from using my Wifi access point as a router, and instead use an old my Raspberry Pi 2 as my router. I had a few reasons for doing this: I wanted a more up-to-date device as my internet facing box. My Wifi AP hasn’t received any firmware updates in […]

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Linux raspberrypi

How to install Kodi 18.3 on Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian 10 Buster

Note – 2020-01-06 – The latest version of Kodi is now available in the standard Raspian 10 repository, so installing the standard way will get a working, up-to-date version, no need to add extra sources. To install just run: Kept for historical purposes: Since the release of Raspbian 10 Buster, I have really enjoyed using […]

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Linux

How to enable BFQ IO Scheduler on Ubuntu 19.04 – with Ansible playbook to set it up

I was trying to enable the BFQ scheduler on my laptop running Ubuntu 19.04, because as I moved around and created some large files my computer became basically unusable. After some investigation I found the page on the BFQ scheduler and how it is meant to address these sorts of issues. There is some instructions […]

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Linux raspberrypi

Running Nextcloud on the Raspberry Pi 3 – Nginx Reverse Proxy, fixes for upload timeouts and more

Under my TV I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Kodi, which works great for watching/listening to all my media. However, with it idling and always-on, I thought it would be great to be able to use it as a Nextcloud server as well. Here’s some details on my setup, as well as a some […]

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Linux Systems Administration

How to get VMWare Remote Console to install on Kubuntu 19.04 – Probably works on other Ubuntu Versions also

When trying to set up my new Kubuntu install I went to install the VMWare Remote Console, and to my annoyance the installer would fail without any feedback on what was going wrong. Here’s what I needed to do to fix it. To start with , some details of my machines and setup: Date: 2019-05-24 […]

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How to Play Age of Empires 3 on Ubuntu Linux using Steam Play – Solving the “Invalid CD Key – Error loading the PID Generator DLL”

This guide is based on one I found here: https://verybadfrags.com/2019/04/14/play-age-of-empires-iii-on-linux/ It was done with the following system: Date: 2019-04-20OS: Ubuntu 19.04Steam Play Version: 4.2-3Graphics: Nvidia GTX 860m with proprietary driver This is to fix the error that you get when trying to run Age of Empires III: “Invalid CD Key! – Error loading the PID […]

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Linux

Using xonsh shell with pyenv on Ubuntu 18.04 – and a few errors I had getting source-bash to work 😉

When I heard about the xonsh project – https://xon.sh I thought it sounded great, as I really enjoy the python language and am much more comfortable using python to write scripts than I am using bash. I also find the bash syntax very confusing, and am never sure of the right way to write a […]