ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux

The other day I woke up to a fairly terrifying alert that one of my Linux servers was down to about 5% disk space free. Due to the way that ext-based filesystems work, they typically need some available space to avoid imploding on themselves, thus making this a Bad Situation™. This scenario has lead some… Continue reading ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux

Swapping Mirrors On Manjaro Linux

One of my favorite aspects of Linux ever since my first Ubuntu 6.06 installation has been the software repository. Back in 2006, installing the overwhelming majority of the software I might need from a supported repository stood in stark contrast with the Windows XP method of searching the web for the software you wanted, finding… Continue reading Swapping Mirrors On Manjaro Linux

Upgrading Star Labs Firmware On Manjaro Linux

As you may recall, I purchased a new Linux laptop from Star Labs a while back. It’s a solid little device, though I admittedly haven’t been using it as much as I anticipated due to my increased reliance on my iPads. For more information on that, look for the new Same Shade Of Difference podcast… Continue reading Upgrading Star Labs Firmware On Manjaro Linux

Ubuntu Linux GRUB Error After 20.04 Upgrade

While I’ve nuked my personal VPS, I still have a VPS that I use for work; it comes in handy for things like running cron jobs, maintaining persistent shells, and generally handling things where a Linux shell seems better than a macOS shell (I’m looking at you, remote PowerShell sessions connecting to Microsoft Exchange.) This… Continue reading Ubuntu Linux GRUB Error After 20.04 Upgrade

Swapfile Fix on Manjaro Linux Pinebook Pro

I wrote about a month ago of an update on my Pinebook Pro after switching to Manjaro Linux. I continue to make heavy use of my Pinebook Pro while I’m still social distancing and staying at home, giving me lots of time to work on personal projects without much else to do. Today I ran… Continue reading Swapfile Fix on Manjaro Linux Pinebook Pro

Pinebook Pro Follow-up: Manjaro Linux

I had written in early February about my Pinebook Pro laptop after roughly a month of using it. Now that significantly more time has passed, time which I’ve almost exclusively spent at home due to nationwide stay-at-home orders and social distancing, I figure I’d share some of my thoughts on the laptop I raved about… Continue reading Pinebook Pro Follow-up: Manjaro Linux

Chromebooks, VPNs, and You

Do you trust your Internet service provider? If you answer that question with a resounding “No!”, then you’re among friends here. While Internet connectivity is an essential need for many of us, there are a plethora of reasons to be wary of the company providing that connectivity to you. Especially in the United States, the… Continue reading Chromebooks, VPNs, and You