Just some guy on the internet.

Adding a Creative Commons License

After attending a talk by Scott McCarty over the weekend at the Ohio Linux Fest I was inspired to go through my blog and make sure that I added a Creative Commons License to all of my work. I think it’s important to let people know what they can and can’t do with your work. While at the same time help to protect a public body of knowledge and ensure that it remains free (as in freedom).

The problem of too much choice

For the last 3 years or so I’ve been journaling almost daily on a Mac and iOS app called bear. A few months ago, when I started trying to commit to using my Linux laptop more often than the Mac I started looking around for a good cross platform journaling application. Finding a notetaking application is no problem at all. Finding one with a privacy policy I could live with and had the same ease of use as bear was another thing entirely.

What I've learned (so far) training my puppy

Back in August of last year my family decided it was time to bring a puppy into our home. We lost our first dog “Jake” back in April of 2022 at the age of 12. Jake was a great dog, and the day we lost him was one of the hardest day’s for my family that I can remember. He was perfectly healthy one day, the next day he started getting sick and couldn’t keep his food down, the emergency vet said there wasn’t anything wrong with him and sent us home with some anti-nausea medicine.

Create a Bash function to open random man pages

If your idea of fun is to read man pages, then today is your lucky day! Here is a “cool” bash function that allows you to read random man pages whenever you want. Get ready to learn all the things! Well all the things there are man pages for… and in random order with no method behind the madness… Just add the following to your .bashrc file in your users home directory.

System 76 Lemur Pro

I hate product reviews and I normally do not do them Almost every product review you see or read online is coming from a YouTube personality or blogger who was able to get the thing they are reviewing for free. That, in my eyes, basically makes everything they have to say about a product completely useless. I have little to no confidence that a person can actually give a fair minded review of something they got for free.

Systemd Automount

Update 2022-06-29 While the procedure outlined below works, setting up systemd automounts is actually far easier than I realized and can be done with just the /etc/fstab file. You can just put the following into /etc/fstab: <ip or hostname>:/path/to/nfs/export /mnt/test nfs x-systemd.automount, \ x-systemd.DirectoryMode=true,x-systemd.TimeoutIdleSec=10min 0 0 Then: systemctl daemon-restart systemctl start mnt-test.automount And that’s it. You don’t need to create the systemd unit file because systemd does it for you in the background based on what’s in the fstab file.