Ever since the announcement of .NET Core I’ve been interesting in writing some C# code on my Linux desktop. Recently I found some time to actually try out Microsoft’s latest .NET Core release and actually get a program up and running. While there are plenty of guides out there I followed the official Microsoft Hello World tutorial here. I’ve included the steps I took and some other notes below mostly for my own reference later on.
From the world of “why would anyone ever bother to do this?” comes a new approach to backing up your favourite Windows 10 computer! OK so why am I even doing this? I guess the answer to that question is really “just to see if I could.” It’s not the best answer but not everything needs a practical reason right? So how does one go about using the awesome rsync utility to perform a Windows backup?
The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.22.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.22. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.22 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkNativeDialog GtkShortcutsShortcut CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a thin wrapper. CoreGTK is free software, licensed under the GNU LGPL.
Pi-hole is a great piece of software that will block almost every ad for all devices on your network. However by blacklisting some domains you can occasionally run into problems with unrelated services. Thankfully someone has created an excellent list of commonly whitelisted domains here as well as the related commands you need to run in order to actually whitelist them. I’ve re-produced the list below in case the original link stops working at some point.
There are loads of neat little projects out there for your Raspberry Pi from random little hacks all the way up to full scale home automation and more. In the past I’ve written about RetroPie (which is an awesome project that you should definitely check out!) but this time I’m going to take a moment to mention another really cool project: pi-hole. Pi-hole, as their website says, is “a black hole for Internet advertisements.
Seems like I’m at it again, this time fixing Areca Backup on Ubuntu 16.04 (actually Linux Mint 18.1 in my case). For some reason when I download the current version (Areca 7.5 for Linux/GTK) and try and run the areca.sh script I get the following error: tyler@computer $ ./areca.sh ls: cannot access ‘/usr/java’: No such file or directory No valid JRE found in /usr/java. This is especially odd because I quite clearly do have Java installed:
The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.18.0, has been tagged for release! This is the first version of CoreGTK to support GTK+ 3.18. Highlights for this release: Rebased on GTK+ 3.18 New supported GtkWidgets in this release: GtkActionBar GtkFlowBox GtkFlowBoxChild GtkGLArea GtkModelButton GtkPopover GtkPopoverMenu GtkStackSidebar Reverted to using GCC as the default compiler (but clang can still be used) CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit.
Have you ever had a window in Linux freeze on you and no matter how many times you tried to close it, it just wouldn’t go away? Then when you try and find the process in System Monitor (or the like) you can’t seem to identify it for whatever reason? Thankfully there is a really easy to use command that lets you simply click on the offending window and POOF!… it goes away instantly.
If you’ve ever wanted to run a bandwidth intensive command (for example downloading system updates) but limit how much of the available bandwidth it can actually use then trickle may be what you’re after. Simply install it using sudo apt-get install trickle and then you can use it with the following syntax trickle -d X -u Y command where X is download limit in KB/s, Y is the upload limit in KB/s and command is the process you want to start limited to these bandwidth constraints.
Syncthing is a file sharing application that lets you easily, and securely, share files between computers without having to store them on a third party server. It is most analogous to BitTorrent Sync (BTS) but whereas BTS is somewhat undocumented and closed source, Syncthing is open source and uses an open protocol that can be independently verified. This is going to be a basic guide to configure Syncthing to sync a folder between multiple computers.