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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.

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.