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X11 forwarding and sudo

I thought I’d share this little tip on how to easily forward X stuff (including over SSH), when needing to sudo first, easily. It seems that this been something lost since the dawn of a new generation of Unix/Linux users, so hopefully this helps.

Replacing VMware ESXi with Proxmox, KVM and LXC

And so it has come at last — my removal and replacement of VMware ESXi at home, with something better, known as Proxmox.  This post seeks to document the journey a bit, and give a tip or two along the way.

PS4, dynamic port forwards and my MikroTik

PS4 parteh parteh parteh

I have recently discovered the messy hell that is the PS4 voice/party chat.  Seems that even in 2015, developers still can’t get it right with respect to voice chats, NAT and firewalls, even when you’re on “NAT Type 2”.

R2D2’s dick

The guys that work with me in my team are awesome.  They’re also all a bit spaz in their own, awesome way.

One of them has never seen Star Wars.  Any of it.  Ever.  I have failed as a boss, not having that as a requirement in the position descriptions, but that will be addressed.

So this guy, lets call him Captain Jabbermonkey, is talking to his father (a doctor) about some medical thing on the phone.  His Dad asks if he is still smoking e-cigarettes, which Captain Jabbermonkey is.

His Dad then says, “Why would you even smoke that shit?!?  It’s a battery, it electricity… that’s like sucking on R2D2’s dick.”

“I’ve never seen Star Wars,” Captain replies.  His father cracks up laughing and hangs up on him.

Gold.

Oh packets, where are ewe?

One of the top five saddest outputs from a Unix prompt:

tcpdump: Command not found.

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