Cleaning up the boot partition on Linux

I recently began receiving messages from one of our Cpanel servers that said DISKCRITICAL blocks: Mount Point “/boot…”., Basically, this means your boot partition has filled up. I’ve been burned in the past by CPanel’s default recommended partitions being too small after a while so I thought “oh great, here we go again”. But it Read More…

Coding for kids

I just ran across code.org. Wow, this is amazing. They use graphical utilities to teach logic to kids and to help them learn to program. Lessons can be completed for children as young as four! I would completely recommend this. I tested out the Disney Frozen programming tutorials with my oldest daughter and she loved Read More…

Quick Privacy Tip – Remove your records from PeopleFinders

Ever see ads for peoplefinders.com? You know, the site that gives information about relatives, etc, and then offers to provide additional info for $50? To remove yourself from their database, go to http://www.peoplefinders.com/manage/default.aspx and enter your information. Then choose to opt out. It is that simple. Also, there is additional information about removing youself from Read More…

Open in terminal menu for Ubuntu

Back when I used Windows, on e of my first modification would be to install Windows power toys and get the “Open command prompt here” right click menu working. Occasionally, I find this could be useful in Ubuntu when using Nautilus (the default file manager). By default, a right click option for this does not Read More…

Dealing with config files in Git

So while developing for my job, I’ve come across an interesting challenge. How does one automatically change config file values based on the branch they are currently using in Git? Background So for one of my projects, we have a website that is used on several domains. Due to certain constraints and history of our Read More…