Sometimes it’s great when you find a tiny tool that does one thing and one thing pretty good. Currently I’m doing a fair bit of back-end development in Django. I usually run with a small sqlite3 database locally instead of …

Convert a MySQL dump to SQLite3 Read More »

I’m striving to use the trackpad/mouse as little as possible. The reason is that it will take me longer to reach for the mouse when typing or browsing a website and it’s specific type of movement that can strain your …

A keyboard centric view in the browser Read More »

For web publish I needed to downsample several videos, since they were way too large to use in banners. So this post is just for me to remember what I did. I was sure this could be done by the …

FFMpeg to the rescue Read More »

Do you remeber the driving games in the end of the 90’s early 00’s. They had this fun feature of recording your driving from different angles, so you as the player could review your driving and laugh at how bad/good …

Recording your mistakes Read More »

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. …

Help I’m stuck in the grub console! Read More »

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 …

Force filesystem check on a AWS EC2 (ubuntu 14.04) Read More »

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 …

Help my linux server won’t reboot or halt! Read More »

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 …

Removing sensitive details from git history Read More »

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. …

Search and destroy in bash Read More »

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 …

GhostScript magic Read More »