Windows 11: Taskbar

For some reason Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, decided to no longer support moving the taskbar to other edges of the screen with Windows 11.

Using a utility like ExplorerPatcher the whole task bar can be reverted to something close to Windows 10, including moving it to all screen edges.

Bash: Find All Folders Containing File With Name

find . -type d \! -exec test -e '{}/'$fileName \; -print

This could easily be extended to do different tests on the folder by changing the -exec block to something else.

Wait for Port to Close Using Ansible

Sometimes it is useful to wait for a port to be closed, for example when updating an app that can’t always properly be shut down using other Ansible modules.

This can easily be achieved using the ansible.builtin.wait_for or ansible.builtin.win_wait_for module.

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Navigate to Script Directory

Often times when writing scripts I want to reference files in the same directory, but keep the script portable in case it is part of a git repository being checked out somewhere else or just the folder getting moved.

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My First Show Hacker News

Experiences & Statistics

A while back I built, which I describe like this: A playground that runs your config on real servers for you, a bit like CodePen for server tech. At the time of writing this includes nginx, HAProxy, Jinja, Django Template Engine and Go Template. Having released the project to the public back in June of 2023, through my social media channels and some private groups, it got moderate usage - about 2-3 requests per day that were not me using it in my daily work. [Read More]

CLI fuzzy search

I often whish to search through large bodies of text, like my knowledge base or source code repositories, from the command line.

I use fuz for this and I’m quite happy with it.

I also have it aliased to my knowledge base folder for even easier searching.

alias search="fuz -p /path/to/knowledge-base/"

Render Plain HTML with Hugo

Hugo is my favorite tool for publishing markdown to the internet, but sometimes I want to do something a little bit more advanced with my posts.

With this shortcode I can always just fall back to plain old HTML.

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Ansible and cowsay

Cowsay is one of those packages you just end up installing randomly on just about any client over time.

And if your using ansible you may be in for a little surprise:

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