zsync is a tool that enables incremental downloads.
Useful when frequently downloading large files where only parts of the file change.
Many of us like to test nightly ISO images of our favorite Linux distributions.
This is a perfect use-case of
You can learn more about
zsync via this OMG! Ubuntu article.
Whether it’s with a co-worker or someone I meet at a meetup, I tend to discuss one of three topics: Open Source, Community, or Documentation. When we talk docs, we end up talking Developer Relations / Advocacy, and content generation. Time and time again I’ve been asked the same question:
“How do I know if X should be a blog post or a Pull Request (PR) to documentation?”
It’s not a simple question because it can depend on your company’s/project’s culture and the audience you have.
That being said, I’ve answered this long enough times that I’ve put together questions you can ask yourself to determine where content can live.continue reading →
Sometimes you’ll need to know if the installed version of Vim on your system supports Python. This is most common when installing Vim plugins as many have a dependency on Python. Here’s how to check.continue reading →
Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. As a New Yorker, American, and a human, this day was extremely impactful for me. To this day, it is severely important to me as well.
I shared a quick social media post that I have included below:continue reading →
I’m running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, model 9350 (though people have had this issue with 9370 as well). Every couple days Ubuntu Software Center opens up telling me that there is a firmware update. Specifically it says, “Thunderbolt NVM for XPS 9350”.
Clicking the “update” button to the right does nothing. Clicking the “update all” button at the top fails as well. Here’s how I got my firmware update for my XPS 13 to successfully install. Hint, it’s the command-line to the rescue as usual.continue reading →
Ubuntu 18.04 now uses
netplan together with
systemd to manage networking.
No longer do we edit the
/etc/network/interfaces file in order to configure static networking.
At the time of this writing (September 10th, 2018), Linode has static networking instructions for Ubuntu 17.10, which is EOL’d, but not Ubuntu 18.04 specifically.
More importantly, while the 17.10 instructions do work, it’s not the recommended way according to Ubuntu and most websites I’ve visited around the Internet.
Here’s how I configured my Ubuntu 18.04 server on Linode.continue reading →