Year: 2021 Archive

Linux Command: echo

Published on December 12, 2021 at 7:03 am by LEW


The echo command simply sends its arguments to stdout. This command, form my experience, has two common use cases for most average users. The first is sending output to the screen from a script. The second is displaying various environmental variables. (more…)

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Crossing the Bar

Published on December 10, 2021 at 6:27 am by LEW

Looking toward Chesapeak Bay form Solomons Island“Crossing the bar” is an expression I have not thought about in few months. It is something that periodically comes back to me these days, generally in association with a death of someone I know. Something that happens much more frequently as you get older. Someone I know passed recently, and it had been several months since that had happened. (more…)

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Linux Public IP address – Console

Published on December 9, 2021 at 7:25 am by LEW


This post will cover several ways to get your public IP address form the Linux console.

There are a few reasons you might want to do this. But for me the number one reason is updating my Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) to point to the correct IP address. Part of my home network is my personal cloud server. Since my server sits behind my router and firewall, and it does not have a GUI, I needed to be able to get my public IP address to update my DDNS profile. (more…)

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Ang Aking Mga Apo Ay Mahilig Sa Pancakes!

Published on December 7, 2021 at 7:14 am by LEW


My grand children love pancakes!

A pancake (hotcake, griddlecake, or flapjack) is a flat thin round cake made from flour based batter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan.

Pancakes are typically served covered with a sweat syrup, maple being common in the United Starts.

Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes were probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten. (more…)

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Simple Debian 11 Minecraft Server – Part 3

Published on December 6, 2021 at 7:02 am by LEW

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In the last post we had the Minecraft Server up and running. However there is one issue that needs to be resolved, and one feature that needs to be added.

Basically if you log out of the server, Minecraft stops. We will fix that by using the screen program we installed earlier. While we could do it by hand, we will write a bash script to simplify this process

And we want to start Minecraft when the server boots up. We will add that feature with a cron job. (more…)

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