Safely clean up boot

One of the things that seriously annoys me but that pops up from time to time, is the fact that my Linux /boot partition fills up with old, unused kernels. I know, I should have created a bigger partition but this installation is old, updated several times over the course of a few years and back then, kernels were smaller. So how do we safely clean up boot by deleting unused kernels?

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Updating PHP5-APCu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for ownCloud compatibility

If you run your own ownCloud (not the Enterprise version) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, you will most likely have noticed that it works but complains on the admin page about APCu being lower than version 4.0.6, which is the version ownCloud 8 and higher needs. Now there is an easy fix to updating PHP5-APCu on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for ownCloud compatibility.

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Hell froze over

Suddenly, I feel old. Back in the day when Steve Ballmer took over from Bill Gates, Microsoft was as anti-Linux as you can imagine. Ballmer ranted and raved against the open source operating system, going so far as to compare it to cancer. They were proud days to be running Linux. It was an act of defiance against the Microsoft colossus.

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Delete files older than

It is just one of those things that as an admin, you sometimes come across. There’s a directory somewhere that fills up with clutter. Every day, programs dump temporary files there or users upload stuff and before long, there are thousands of files of debris and cruft. How do you keep this directory neat and tidy? Easy, you just make a small script that will delete files older than x days. Continue reading Delete files older than

New location and new look

It’s been a while in the works but I’ve finally changed some things around here. First of all, this blog has been moved to entirely new location. It is no longer in a co-location hosting centre but instead now lives on its own small server in my home. I’ve added an SSL certificate for encryption and added security.

To celebrate, the blog has also had a make-over with a fresh theme (which isn’t completely finished yet). I’ll be making further tweaks and customisations over the next few weeks but for now, I’m pretty happy with the move.

Installing the VMWare View client on openSUSE 13.1

If, like me, you like to use the openSUSE Linux distribution, both personally and professionally and you need to connect to a VMWare View environment, you’ll be unpleasantly surprised: there’s no supported client for openSUSE or other RPM based distributions. There is however, an Ubuntu package.. Continue reading Installing the VMWare View client on openSUSE 13.1