This post focuses on how to cache a SSH key file password in a Linux terminal using an SSH agent. It further highlights the changes in command syntax required for the fish shell due to the default ssh-agent using Bash syntax.
If you have some Linux knowledge but are unsure which Linux distribution might be the right one for your personal PC or laptop this post is for you. I've recently held a talk titled "Arch Linux: why you want to use it". The talk highlights a) when/why you might want to use Arch Linux, b) that Arch is not difficult, and c) some core concepts of Arch you should be aware of.
I’m frequently in the situation of being required to quickly create a handful of slides on the go/on the road. The slides are typically used at a quick meeting where I benefit from some supporting slides. Because in the end I can use my laptop for the slides, converting any type of slide source information … Continue reading Markdown pandoc slides: easy and quick ways to create slides from markdown with pandoc
MarkdownPresenter is a very simplistic markdown presentation editor and viewer that uses markdown to create pdf slides. Especially its simplicity makes it a good choice for quickly creating some slides - for which other tools would easily be too bloated. This posts focuses on the basics of using MarkdownPresenter.
git ships a nice little tool to compare two different versions of the same textfile and highlight its differences: git difftool. It basically does two things for you. a) checkout the versions of the file to compare. b) fire up your diff program to show you/highlight the differences. This posts explains how git difftool can quickly be configured and how it's used.
On Ubuntu, if you suddenly cannot resolve DNS addresses anymore, though your network connection is up, you might just have run into a problem with dnsmasq (a local DNS server) that is used by NetworkManager. This post is about disabling dnsmasq and using the DNS servers advertised by your network directly instead.
We frequently need to mail pdf files that are too big for regular mail services, such as a 40MB pdf file with a maximum 10MB send restriction. In such situations quick and effective pdf compression comes in handy that does not reduce the quality to a level of the file becoming unusable.