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Enable Hibernate on the System76 Lemur Ultra (lemu4)

I got a System76 Lemur Ultra (codename lemu4), and I love it! The build quality is a little so-so (the faux-metal plastic is kind of bendy, and, well, plastic), but I wasn’t expecing a MacBook. One of my favorite things … Continue reading

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The “Easy Way” to Add Custom DNS Servers in Ubuntu

Goal Just add a goddamned nameserver to Ubuntu. I have lxc, and I want to ssh to my containers without knowing their IPs or starting them in the foreground. Is that so hard?! Solution Install dnsmasq. sudo apt-get install -y … Continue reading

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Compacting a VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk Format image)

Compacting a VMDK file (.vmdk) is a good idea if you want to share or reuse it, such as with Vagrant. If you’ve tinkered with your VM a bit, deleting cached files isn’t enough. The space in the filesystem is … Continue reading

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Easily Back Up Windows with Ubuntu Live

On the job over the past couple years, I’ve developed a really solid workflow for backing up Windows computers quickly and reliably. It’s so fast and easy that we make full system backups before we attempt any potentially destructive job … Continue reading

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