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WSL setup, tips and tricks

WSL or Windows Subsystem for Linux allows you to run a fully functional Linux environment, inside your Windows 10 system, without having to set up a virtual machine. It’s a lot more lightweight too, and it integrates nicely with the Windows OS, so it’s a great way to explore Linux, or use the two systems […]

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fight corona with folding@home on a headless ubuntu linux box

I wrote about using Grid computing to fight cancer a while back using leftover Azure credits. So now with Corona having the world in its grip, it’s time to shift our attention to that nasty virus and throw some CPU cycles at it instead. If you have an Ubuntu machine running somewhere and you want […]

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why an open sourced .NET framework is huge

I was already excited about the recent ASP.NET vNext developments. Things like the fact that you can get the ASP.NET source code on Github, that it’s completely FOSS and that it’s disconnected from the rest of the .NET stack are just plain awesome. A huge step for ASP.NET vNext is that you don’t need Visual […]

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windows rescue kit on a usb stick

While cleaning up an old machine I was first using CCleaner from Windows to wipe some partitions because DBAN crashed for some reason on it. To clean some of the Linux partitions on the drive which Windows can’t access, I dropped them so I could re-add them as NTFS partitions for further wiping. Problem was […]

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securely wiping your hard drive without dban

Well if DBAN doesn’t cut it for some reason there’s always a more native Linux way to do this. Step one is getting a Linux live CD, DVD or USB stick and boot from that. I used the Debian Live CD myself, which boots into character mode so you don’t end up with XServer not […]