Category Archives: Linux

Automated Broadband Monitoring on Linux

I’m trialing a 4G home broadband router at the minute to see if it can give me decent upload as apposed to the 1mbps I currently get so I thought I’d look into automatically running speedtests.  Here’s how and it turned out to be quite simple.  Caveat, this runs on Linux. There is a really… Read More »

Recovering Greyhole After Ubuntu Upgrade

In my previous post I talked about some issues I hit when I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04, it wasn’t all plain sailing and in this one I’ll cover the issues I’ve had with getting Greyhole back up and running. At the end of the last post I had my “missing” disks mounted and… Read More »

Headless Raspberry Pi Setup With PiBakery

I thought I’d write up the steps I’d take to set up the Raspberry Pi 3 I’m using on my Roomba, including wifi and the rest, then discovered PiBakery and frankly this post writes itself!PiBakery is a tool for Windows and Mac which makes configuring a new Pi a block based affair.  It keeps up to date… Read More »

Reverse Tunnels and RaspBMC

I’m once more dabbling in Linux at work so figured I’d give RaspBMC another go with my new knowledge of Linux troubleshooting workarounds… First of all I thought I’d have a play with SSH so set up a reverse tunnel to access my Pi remotely.  I followed the same steps in this article to no… Read More »

SSHFS From Windows to Ubuntu

SSHFS is a file system that works over SSH, this allows for a secure connection to remote file systems and in my case will allow me to use the Windows based tools I’m familiar with against files on a remote Linux machine.  I’m planning on getting to grips with Linux but it’s daft not to… Read More »

Installing Atlassian Stash on a Headless Ubuntu Server

Today’s post relates to my experience installing Atlassian Stash on a headless Ubuntu box. My first attempt ended with me trying all sorts of nonsense which left the server messy as hell, including an accidental installation of Unity… The trickiest part for me was the installation of Java as the version available via the package… Read More »

Installing BOINC on a Headless Ubuntu Server

I’ve always been a fan of grid computing and at the start of the year I donated my gaming rig to the World Community Grid project, 24×7 for January, which was a bit of fun and a nice stress test.  I’ve since been given permission to install on some spare machines at work and found a… Read More »