Want your linux arcade machine to boot right into, and shut down from your attract-mode front end? Change to OpenBox as your window manager: log out, select openbox above log in reboot Add attract mode to autostart with openbox vim ~/.config/openbox/autostart paste this: #AutoStart Attract-Mode attract :wq Hide the UI […]

Lubuntu 16.04, MAME 0.179, and Attract-mode 2.20 on older hardware: We’re still using the old HP DV9700 series entertainment laptop. Here are some details: Manufacturer Hewlett Packard Model DV9700  Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz Memory 3GB DDR2 SDRAM Hard Drive 250GB 7200RPM (Replaced with new) Media BluRay […]

Adding a new FileDaemon to backup a new host (not already serving files to Bacula) is relatively similar between Windows and Unix Compatible. You must first install the FD Client on the server you wish to back up. This guide covers windows hosts, but linux hosts are primarily the same […]

To add a new backup source to Bacula, use the following procedure. Log in to your bacula installation: #ssh root@bacula.YOURFQDN.com On bacula.YOURFQDN.com: (ALWAYS back up your working config file first!) #sudo cp /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf.bak Edit /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf #sudo nano /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf There are a few notable sections we must edit to add […]

I wish I had a green thumb. If the phrase “green thumb” is meant to invoke the healthy color of the plants you care for: mine’s often more dry, yellowish, with brown edges. I love having plants around me, but I’m a pretty busy guy. Like many of us, I have […]

Hey! It’s summer here, time for vacations and sun. Anyone who knows me, realizes that I’ve got music in my ears just about every moment I’m able. The folks over at VerizonWireless must have heard through the digital grapevine (or my Spotify data usage on my cell) that this was […]

Let’s say you have an Amazon EC2 Bitnami WordPress image, and you need to relocate your url to a new hostname, whether it be for rebranding or simplification. You can force your URL to instantly redirect to your new domain name. In this example let’s assume: The new domain name points […]

I recently had a client site that necessitated a single page that would automatically redirect to a secure page for donations. That meant, they’d be collecting credit card information as well as personal info and then passing it off to PayPal. After setting up the secure certificates in the server […]