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IRC stats for #ubuntu-us-az up

In the past it was possible to get stats on the #ubuntu-us-az IRC channel. That capability was lost a while ago. Its back now. Details are in this post.

For posterity's sake, here is a run-down of how it is done:

  • run irssi to listen to the chat channel. The sole reason for doing this is to get irssi's log file.
  • once a day, run pisg on the log files to create an html file with the stats. They are available under azloco.com/~ircstats.

irssi setup steps:

The configuration file for irssi is found in ~/.irssi/config. It was modified as follows:

Installing and configuring owncloud

Todd and I spent a morning installing and configuring owncloud on the team server. Things worked fairly well - with essentially only one glitch that I'll discuss at the end.

owncloud was installed on a new virtual machine with Ubuntu server 12.04.3 as the initial install. Immediately after the install from an ISO image, the server was updated with the latest updates.

A web search suggested that there are only install packages for OpenSuse. Later on (more by accident) we found out that Ubuntu has an owncloud package, but we didn't use that.

Use Raspberry PI To Implement a VPN

The basic idea here is to add a VPN connection to an existing residential network. The way its implemented is as an add-on to the existing network, so that the existing network doesn't need to be modified at all. Turning off VPN is simply done by shutting down the PI, no other reconfigs necessary.

test of win 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 dualboot with UFEI and secure boot

Windows 8.1/Ubuntu13.10 UEFI, secure boot dual-boot installation instructions provided by wmack
Generic Box with MSIFM2-A75MA-E35 A75 FM2 R mother board
and a AMD A4-5300 3.4G CPU 4GB ram 500gb HDD

Prerequisites
System with an installed Windows 8.1
Boot is set to use UEFI and secure boot
Ubuntu 13.10 USB, created with startup disk creator in an Ubuntu 13.10 system

Basic Linux Administration. The command "top"

The command "top" is a valuable command in the Linux command line. As a Linux administrator this is almost always the first command I use looking for Linux issues. "top" will show you many things, and I will discuss some of the important features of "top."

Here is an example of what you should see if you run the command "top" in the commmand line.

repsol@minime ~ $ top

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