Debian 10 – How to upgrade python 3.7 to python 3.9

I have covered this a number of times in the past and the posts have proved popular and useful to many. So, here is my guide for updating to the…

How To call a bash command with variables in Python

A quick Google of the above only seemed to give me answers for the inverse, calling a python script from a bash shell and handing it variables. At least, the…

Monitor your public IP address with Python

This is my lean and effective way to monitor your public IP address with Python, specifically Python3. The script – code and GitHub link below – runs on a continuous…

How to pass through a drive to a UNRAID VM

I recently migrated my ‘physical’ Windows 10 desktop to a ‘virtual’ machine running under UNRAID (libvert). This is a quick guide on how I was able to use my existing…

How to check if RAM is running in ECC mode

Error Correcting Code (ECC) RAM is a variation of coputer memory which helps to ilimintate data curruption or ‘bit rot’, but it is not always imediately apparent if your system…

How To: Raspberry Pi boot from USB

The Pi enthusiasts have been waiting for official USB boot support on the Raspberry Pi for what feels like a lifetime, but finally it is on the horizon. In this…

How to expand an LVM LV to use all space on the PV

This title has far too many acronyms so I will start by clarifying the problem that this post aims to solve. I have a Ubuntu 18.04 server running LVM (Logical…

How to upgrade Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS full release is almost upon, with a scheduled release date of April 23rd 2020 (2 days as of writing this). It is packed with lots of great…

Setup the Nextcloud Snap Package with HTTPS and a separate data path

I have been using the Nextcloud snap package for a long time, but some recent system changes in my colocation facility mean that it is time for a big upgrade.…

Backup Nextcloud with RCLONE

I’ve made previous posts about backing cloud services with RCLONE – Backup Google Photos with Rclone – and this post will detail how to backup a self-hosted cloud service, Nextcloud.…

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