From 04 May: A cautionary tale about locking Linux & FreeBSD user accounts - Like every other solo developer and sysadmin, I do stuff using ssh. Some stuff is automated using s... cyberciti.biz/networking/a-cau

From 12 May: HOWTO Secure and Share Your Internet on “Free” Wireless WiFi - Restrictive “free“ WiFi can leave you *less* secure and your devices not working. Here’s how to fix both problems simultaneously. ideatrash.net/2022/05/howto-se

From 08 May: networking - How to detect if a network is blocking outgoing ports? - Super User - /questions/1336054/how-to-detect-if-a-network-is-blocking-outgoing-ports/1336056#1336056

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From 21 Apr: Stop Backgrounding Scripts and Daemonize Them With the Daemon Utility - If you’re just sending your scripts to the background, there’s a better way. ideatrash.net/2022/04/stop-bac

From 19 Apr: Two Ways to get CMYK Separation Using GIMP Instead of Photoshop in 2022 - There’s now not one but TWO ways to get CMYK separation using FOSS software. ideatrash.net/2022/04/two-ways -publishing -books

From 03 Mar: How to backup your Shopify store for free (with a bit of virtual elbow grease) - Using some command line tools (which you can also use on Windows with WSL), you can save yourself a LOT of time and energy backing up your Shopify store. ideatrash.net/2022/03/how-to-b

From 01 Mar: bhrigu123/classifier: Organize files in your directory instantly, by classifying them into different folders - github.com/bhrigu123/classifie ,

From 22 Feb: Manipulating Audio And Video Streams For Streaming on Linux - You can use these instructions and scripts to get fake backgrounds, redirected audio streams, or even fake your whole video stream from the terminal, easily. ideatrash.net/2022/02/manipula

From 14 Feb: Free Software Activity – updating nfs_automount to work with NFSv4 - I use NFS to share data across the computers inside my LAN’s firewall. If you do as well, read on ideatrash.net/2022/02/free-sof

From 21 Dec: 75% of Steam’s Top 1000 games work on Linux now - Valve Software, the company behind the popular Steam gaming platform and smash hits such as Dota 2, ... ghacks.net/2021/12/21/75-of-st

From 16 Nov: X11, Kodi, CRON, The Terminal and You - I figured out how to (safely) start an X11 program - Kodi in this case - from the commandline. Written up here for someone else trying to figure out the same thing. ideatrash.net/2021/11/x11-kodi

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Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like. Left-leaning; fascists will not be happy with my moderation. Incitements to violence or hate speech will get you gone.