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  • How to Homelab: Considerations for adding a Domain to your Gear

    I get asked often how you go about adding a domain to your homelab. While it's a relatively easy thing to do, the process differs greatly depending on the gear you have. In this mostly-lecture video, I go over some thoughts and considerations for adding a domain to your lab.

  • How to create a VirtualBox virtual machine backup on a Linux host - TechRepublic

    Your data center might depend on virtual machines (VMs), and you might use VirtualBox for some of those VMs. If that's the case, what do you do when disaster strikes? Do you already have a plan set in motion for such an eventuality? You should. In fact, you must.

  • How to create an SQS queue on AWS using Terraform

    In this article, we will create an SQS queue using Terraform in "region = eu-west-3". We will also add a policy that will allow all to send messages to the queue. Before we proceed with the article, it is assumed that you already have a basic understanding of SQS and Terraform as well.
    After you create an SQS queue, click here if you want to learn to create a subscription between SQS and SNS as it is not in the scope of this article.
    In this article, we will create a standard queue. Click here if you want to know more about arguments and properties available in Terraform for SQS. You can use those properties to customize the SQS queue.

  • How to install Friday Night Funkin' Multiplayer on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to install Friday Night Funkin' Multiplayer on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • How to view and monitor log files in Linux

    If you’re a systems administrator, you know the importance of log files. Without those crucial bits of saved information, you might not know where to start troubleshooting issues on your servers. With that information on hand, you are empowered to not only troubleshoot but better optimize your servers for the task at hand.

    If you’ve been a Windows admin for years, you know how to view the necessary log files. But what about those Linux servers that are now taking over your data center and populating your cloud hosts? You’ll need to know how to view those log files as well. And since you might be looking at an unfamiliar platform, it might behoove you to get to know how to monitor those Linux log files.

  • Understanding the Linux Virtual Directory Structure

    Beginning Linux users are met with a huge mountain of information to learn. What is this terminal thing? How do I run software updates? Which distro do I choose? Those are all common questions. However, there’s a question that still plagues many more experienced Linux users: what’s in each of the directories in the Linux virtual directory system? Here we cover everything from “/” to “/boot” in our guide to the Linux virtual directory system.

    What Is Linux Virtual Directory System?

    A Virtual Directory System is a way of organizing files and directories in a computer operating system. The reason why it’s called “virtual” is that there’s no actual physical component – on Window, you have your “C:” drive, “D:” drive, and so on. On Linux, all physical disks are treated as files in your virtual directory system. This is where the phrase “everything is a file” comes from. Even the disk in your system that you’re working off of for your operating system is treated as a file.

  • Add Google Suggestions to System Search in Ubuntu 20.04 via Extension

    Want to get Google search suggestions in your system search results? There’s now an extension to enable the feature in Gnome Desktop.

    Google Search Provider is the extension inspired by DuckDuckGo Search Provider. With it, typing any keyword in the Activities overview or ‘Show Applications’ search box will display Google search suggestions. And you can click to open the result in your favorite web browser.

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today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.