Author: david

Help I’m stuck in the grub console!

Last day my workstation (which runs Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya) crashed while upgrading Grub2 (the default Linux boot loader). After a hard reset it and I found myself  grub console. After rebooting twice, I realized that something had gone wrong.

Force filesystem check on a AWS EC2 (ubuntu 14.04)

I’ve recently noticed that an Amazon EC2 VPS instance spawn the message when logging in:

So here’s a recipie to solve the issue (as root), if you are in the same situation: Edit /etc/fstab and locate the line your

Help my linux server won’t reboot or halt!

In some cases it can be impossible to restart your server or just shut it down. The reasons could be many, but most times it concerns I/O blocking that could be caused by a faulty device. If you’re having the

Removing sensitive details from git history

In early stages of software development, it can sometimes be inviting to use a hard coded passwords for quick and dirty access. Later when the project has grown and has a more serious manner of handling authentication, you don’t want

Search and destroy in bash

I’ve been doing a lot of web development using the Django framework lately. I’m a big fan of Python and Django since it enables you to quickly get results and keeping the code and file arrangement structure nice and tidy.

GhostScript magic

I’m quite used to doing presentation slides in Inkscape. However there’s no proper multi page support in Inkscape. After a quick search I found a person on Stackoverflow that had the same issue. So I found out that you can

Upgrading and setting up the computer for recording

This week I spent two days upgrading the computer with Windows 10 and a new SSD drive. Step 1 – A new clean install of Windows 7 For a quite some time I’ve been wanting to entirely re-install my computer.

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My timeline of text editors

I’ve been coding on and off since the beginning of the 90’s and along this journey I’ve been stumbling over quite a few editors and IDE:s. In this post I will go through some of them. It’s a selection of

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Status update!

You haven’t noticed, but the blog hasn’t been updated for quite some time! The main reason is that on the 22nd of December 2014 I became a dad to two very early born children. Everything has gone well, but we’re

Insanity + OS Dev = TempleOS

Sometimes you stumble upon interesting but yet very strange projects. TempleOS is absolutely one of those. It’s been developed by Terry A. Davis who has single handily been working on his Operating System project for over ten years. During these

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