RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

RGB Delight on Linux: We can have nice things too!

There's no doubt about it, the latest NZXT cases like the H7 Flow are absolutely amazing from both a performance and aesthetics point of view. However why have a tempered glass window in your case if there's nothing nice to look at inside right? You want them RGB fans and LED strips in order to really show off your FPS monster build. Well those were my thoughts at least when I went ahead and purchased my new case and several overly expensive RGB fans (model: NZXT AER RGB2). I opted to connect t…

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Speed up your Virtual machines with Qemu

Speed up your Virtual machines with Qemu

If you're into Virtual Machines for whatever reason at all there's a big chance you've been using Virtualbox and are quite happy with it. I was the same until I saw this YouTube video by ChrisTitusTech. This post will be mostly based off of his excellent tutorial but tailored towards the Arch Linux users. Check if virtualization is enabled in BIOS egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo If this command returns a number greater than 0 it should be enabled. If the output is zero however, you shoul…

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Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Strip metadata and resize using ImageMagick

Ever had to put up some ad on Craigslist or Ebay only to be told your photo filesize is too large? Life is too short to manually resize and compress multiple files to the appropriate specs. Also you might want to remove your metadata as well before uploading. ImageMagick has you covered!

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Getting started with GPG

Getting started with GPG

Privacy and encryption go together like peanut butter and jelly. At the very heart of most encryption strategies is a set of keys and a key exchange. Most of you have probably already heard of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and are confused about GPG. Generate a strong 4096 bit key gpg --full-generate-key List generated keys gpg --list-secret-keys Upload key to default servers gpg --send-keys Specify a specific remote server gpg --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com --send

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Docker n00b guide

Docker n00b guide

Installation: sudo pacman -S docker docker-compose Add yourself to the docker group: sudo gpasswd -a docker WARNING: Every user you add to the docker group is root equivalent. NOTE: It takes a reboot for this change to take effect. Enable and start deamon sudo systemctl enable --now docker.service docker.socket Common commands Build a container docker build -t . docker run -d -P OPTIONAL - Name your own docker instance name: sudo docker run -d --n

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Pacman package manager basics

Pacman package manager basics

Installing a package sudo pacman -S Searching for a package sudo pacman -Ss Removing packages To remove a single package, leaving all of its dependencies installed: sudo pacman -R To remove a package and its dependencies which are not required by any other installed package: sudo pacman -Rs Cleaning the package cache The built-in option to remove all the cached packages that are not currently installed is: sudo pacman -Sc To cl

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Installing ZSH: One hell of a Shell

Installing ZSH: One hell of a Shell

Most modern distributions still ship with Bash as the default shell. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with Bash in the slightest there is another popular kid on the block called ZSH. ZSH can do most if not all the things Bash can do but with a ton of extra features to boot. It is completely modular and can be installed and configured for low-end systems while also being able to be completely tricked out if performance is of no concern. Let's install and configure this amazing shell! sud…

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