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Matthew

Resetting Lost Root Password in Ubuntu when “single” fails.

Background Story (skip)

Quite a few times a year I head out to my best friend Eric’s place back in Ontario. We’ve known each other for the better part of our lives as we met in high school.  One of the passions we share is the Linux operating system, although different ends of the spectrum.  Eric is more into Ubuntu, and he runs it for his work and personal servers, as well as his desktop.  I on the other hand prefer Red Hat based systems, working on servers running Red Hat or CentOS, and have extensively used Fedora as a workstation for my work (although my home PC is still Windows based), and most recently I did switch to Zorin Pro (Ubuntu derivative) and currently use Arch Linux for my workstation for professional use.…

Starting a New Chapter – Fall 2021

Come January 1st, 2022, just 3 months away, I will be celebrating my 10th year here on the Island.  I cannot believe how fast time has flown.  To think I moved here the first of the year 2012 due to a job opportunity at a, then, friend’s UPS Store.  I moved my way since them, working at the Atwater Library and Computer Centre as the Computer Centre Manager, then on to Netelligent where I worked as a L1 Linux Server Admin.  Then moved on to my current job at Ubisoft as a Level 1 Linux Systems Administrator (Now Level 2).  And for the past four and half years I have grown so much professionally. …

What have I been up to?

It has been a long time since I have made a personal post on here, but after finally finishing a task that has taken me 2 years (Thanks Covid19), I figured I would make a post about my adventure.

The featured image should give it away… Maybe not… if you are not from Quebec, you might mistake this for a regular censored photo of a Drivers License, you would be partially correct.  So for those from my home province, and others outside of La Belle Province, I will explain this little gem, and the journey I took to get it which started in early 2019.…

Installing epel-release in CentOS 8 and Oracle Linux 8 – The EASY Way

TLDR:

Centos 8:

Oracle Linux 8:

NOTE: if you absolutely need to have “epel-release” installed due to dependancies on Oracle Linux – then use the rpm way:

 

 

The Whole Story

With the news late last year, that Redhat was killing off CentOS, there was a shockwave throughout the industry.  To those outside of the linux server environment, I am not sure you could comprehend the vast affect this will have. …

Why I left Facebook.

It’s been a reoccurring theme in my head for years.  The Internet, Humanity’s greatest feat, and greatest downfall.  It brought the world together while simultaneously pushing us all apart.  With the rise of Facebook and other social media platforms in the early part of the 21st century (2000-2010) it seemed to be a dream, getting reconnected with long lost friends from yester-year.  But in all essence, Facebook is just that, a dream, a façade.  What you see on Facebook, isn’t real, its the cherry picked moments of everyone’s lives, you don’t see the truth, the “behind the scenes” of what really goes on in a person’s life. …