Category Archives: Linux

Microsoft Joining the rest with Linux and IoT

Microsoft has apparently released code for Linux that will allow for IoT devices to contact Azure based systems. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/11/microsoft_azure_iot_cloud_offering/

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Use pandoc in linux to convert documents

New tool for me, sounds like its pretty good at converting different document formats.  Oh Linux only. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easily-convert-document-formats-linux/

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Hacking a pogoplug

Interesting hack, converting a popoplug to use for other purposes.  I have a couple of these things kicking around (replaced with other systems).  SO this maybe a good way to repurpose them. PogoPlug Hacking: A Step by Step Guide to … Continue reading

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Some nice front ends to existing Linux security tools

OK I must be old school  I do most of this via command line. but these tools look nice. Firejail – setup sandboxes, not sure if I would use it as most linux boxes I have are not desktop.  But … Continue reading

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Good intro into setting up Container Linux

I.E. Core Linux.  Its a nice write-up on how to set it up and create containers. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-container-linux/

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Dataplicity, a VPN/SSH connection for RPi

Interesting tool.  I don’t think its open source but it sounds like a nice way to remotely ssh into machines. Dataplicity lets you access your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

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Make your own custom Ubuntu Installation

Well if you need to make your own, here is a nice write-up on how to do it. How to Build Your Own Custom Ubuntu Installation

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Need a command line password manager in linux?

Use pass.  Never heard of it myself til now.  NOTE It only works in linux as far as I can tell. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-pass-ultimate-open-source-password-manager/  

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Interesting cloud tools for linux

Mostly different ways to store stuff in the cloud.  Some you can run yourself at home. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-cloud-solutions-using-linux/ Oh the “plug” is here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1543247

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Well ah…thats a different use for your old cantenna

Did you build a Cantenna in the late 2000’s?  Well here is a purpose for it with a Raspberry Pi, basically you are building a directional WiFi Jammer.  The author’s goal was to jam drones, but this will work for … Continue reading

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