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The Next Chapter is about to begin…

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If you asked me 5 years ago what my 5 Year plan was… I would never have guessed I would have gotten this far.

I moved to Quebec on January 1st, 2012, with the hope of starting anew. After 32+ years living in Ontario, I took the bold leap to leave my Province and start a new exciting chapter in my life. But it doesn’t start there. It all started in 1999 when my best friend Eric handed me my first copy of Linux… Corel Linux. It was at this point, just before I started College, that I knew what I wanted to do.…

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Configuring Software RAID1 after installation of Ubuntu 16

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Preamble

We all know how easy it is to set up software RAID1 during install… but what if you had to do it afterward?  Say for instance you only had one HDD at the time and decided later on you wanted to add a second drive and make it into a Mirror.  Well, this tutorial will show you how to add a second drive of the same size (very important that they be the same size!) and create a RAID on Ubuntu 16 after installation.

For this example, I used Ubuntu 16.04.1 without LVM and without custom partitioning.   And I have already added the second drive to the system.…

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The Wonderful World of Linux

Its been a while since I made a post to my blog. I really should keep up with it. So in an attempt to do so, I decided to write about what I am currently engulfed in: The Wonderful World of Linux. In my life time I have used all major operating systems. In my younger years, before college, I was raised on Mac, up to OS 9… I never got into OS X as by the time it was released, I had already switched over to Windows. Throughout College I mainly worked on Windows and started to dabble in Linux, mind you back then they didn’t have the amount of flavours you have today.…

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Custom Linux Bash Prompt

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Ok, so I had some downtime at work.  By this I meant an evening shift where absolutely nothing was going on.  So I decided to play with one of my Virtual Machines.  My Setup at work consists of my Laptop, a USB Monitor, and a standard VGA Monitor, so 3 screen in total.  On one screen I usually have a full screen instance of Kali Linux going via VirtualBox.

I found two really cool sites called Bashrcgenerator.com and Ezprompt.net.  I used both of them to create my new user bash prompts:

PS1-rootPS1-mkoster
The reason for the two sites is they encode each part differently.  …

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Considered Normal? has moved to Vultr

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To the untrained eye, nothing has changed for the site. Only one small detail is missing. You will notice that the Links in the sidebar to my friends and family are gone… not by choice, seems the new versions of WordPress have removed this feature, and since I didn’t bring over the database, pre-existing links (only was to enable the links in newer versions) didn’t carry over. A minor issue.

What people may notice however is how blazing fast the site is. The move to Vultr was done for a few reasons. The first being that the database on the old site was having hichups.…

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