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How to Get a Linux (Related) Job

Working in Information Technology over the last twenty years (and the last ten or so as a senior engineer or team lead in various organizations) has exposed me to a lot of resumes over that time.

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Changing MySQL User Password

Alright, so you’ve created a new MySQL Database, you’ve added a user, even granted permissions to the user.

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Quickly Find And Launch Azure Linux Virtual Machines With VM Depot

Microsoft Open Technologies has recently launched a service called VM Depot that allows you to quickly and easily scan for virtual machines.

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Configuring A Fresh Install Of MySQL On CentOS: Start Service, Set Password, Set Runlevels

On some distributions, MySQL is installed without asking you to set the default root password for the MySQL server.

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Conditions in bash scripting (if statements)

If you use bash for scripting you will undoubtedly have to use conditions a lot, for example for an if … then construct or a while loop.

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VI Shortcuts & Commands For Newbies

This is a collection of some of the basic VI commands and shortcuts for newbies.

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Adding EC2 instances to Route53

Today’s nifty bit of code is a startup/shutdown script for linux that allows you to add an EC2 instance to Amazon’s Route53 DNS automatically when you start up the instance, and remove it when the instance is knocked down.

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How To Hedge Against Amazon Web Services RDS Outages

If you’re familiar with Amazon Web Services, then you know that it is supposed to have enough redundancy at Amazon’s data centers to protect against such an issue.

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Solution: Resetting your screen resolution with xrandr

I recently discovered a very useful tool: xrandr.

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Introduction: Using diff and patch

The commands diff and patch form a powerful combination.