Category Archives: Linux

Installing New Relic Servers on openSUSE

New Relic Servers is an excellent cloud-based server monitoring platform. I maintain a set of servers, both physical and virtual, running a range of operating systems, namely: Debian 7/8, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 6/7 and openSUSE 13.2. I work with configuration … Continue reading

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Scroll wheel functionality in GNU Screen

GNU Screen is one of my biggest time savers in work. It allows me to handle multiple shell and SSH sessions in one virtual terminal, and ensures those sessions stay alive even when I lose network connection due to switching … Continue reading

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Completely recovering from a “bricked” Buffalo LinkStation LS200-series NAS (and opening the firmware too!)

I recently bought a Buffalo LinkStation LS220 NAS (network-attached storage) device. The device itself is a good quality piece of hardware, but the software leaves a lot to be desired. I bought this NAS purely as a redundant (i.e. RAID1) … Continue reading

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Who’s trying to break in to your Linux box?

Fun with pipes! Just a quick Bash snippet for getting a good look at who’s attempting to log in to your Linux or other standard GNU system: #shell> lastb -w | sort | awk ‘{print $1, “\t”, $3}’ | uniq … Continue reading

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uLuas – Developing a real-time Luas app for Ubuntu

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a project called uLuas. uLuas is an open source smartphone app developed using the Ubuntu SDK. It provides real-time tram stop information for Dublin’s Luas light rail service. In this post … Continue reading

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Getting Ubuntu notifications to appear on the correct monitor

Like many of you, I use Ubuntu at work with a dual-monitor setup. One of the most frustrating things I’ve always found is its behavior regarding pop-up notifications. I regularly miss new emails or chat messages due to the notification … Continue reading

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