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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.

I'm a Firefox fan

For anyone looking for a fast, modern, and privacy friendly browser I still think Firefox is an excellent choice. Firefox! Yay! In the interest of full disclouser, I am a Firefox fanboy. If Mozilla would let me, I would pay a subscription fee for Firefox but as of now they will not take my money. However, despite being the default browser on most Linux distributions, Firefox has been bleeding users over the last several years.

Install VMware Horizon on Pop!_OS 22.04

Earlier today I found myself running into a problem while trying to install the VMware Horizon Client on Pop!_OS 22.04. I didn’t take a screenshot so I can’t post it here, but after running the bundle I would get a window with a totally unhelpful error message that just said “Installation was unsuccessful”. Here’s what I had to do to install the Horizon Client on Pop!_OS 22.04 though I would assume these steps are the same for Ubuntu 22.

The Right to Privacy

The 9th Amendment The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. I read this as: “The Constitution doesn’t list every right we have, you stupid fuck.” Madison on the Enumeration of Rights The Federalists contended that a bill of rights was unnecessary. They responded to those opposing ratification of the Constitution because of the lack of a declaration of fundamental rights by arguing that, inasmuch as it would be impossible to list all rights, it would be dangerous to list some and thereby lend support to the argument that government was unrestrained as to those rights not listed.

Using the :read command in vim

This post assumes you know enough about vim to use it relatively comfortably. If you have never used it, or only have cautious interactions with it then you’ll want to start with a tutorial. From your terminal type vim then, Esc followed by :vimtutor press Enter and do the full introduction before proceeding. The famous vim text editor has lots of great features one of the lesser known features (or one I didn’t know about till recently anyway) is the read command.

How to install vimwiki in neovim

As I mentioned a couple blog posts ago, I like to keep a personal knowledge base and I’ve been trying to move away from commercial cloud products like Evernote. Not because there is anything wrong with Evernote or other note taking apps, but because I think plain text is a superior format due to its overall flexibility. The best tool I’ve found so far to help me stay organized with my personal writing is vimwiki.