Ivan Tomica

Reboot with kexec on Ubuntu 18.04

First off, what is kexec? – It is a system call that enables you to load and boot into another kernel from currently running kernel. That effectively means; doing reboot without going through the whole POST/Firmware load process. To use kexec we can rely on systemd to handle process for

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Remove EFI grub timeout

Ever since I’ve set up EFI boot on my machine using grub I had this issue with timeout option not wanting to go away. Digging into the issue I first looked at /boot/grub/grub.cfg where I found this piece of code: “This is weird” I said to myself, where does that

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Moving Ubuntu to Root-on-ZFS

My main rig is running Ubuntu 18.04. To be more precise I opted out at install time to use Ubuntu Mate 18.04 but later on installed AwesomeWM and use that instead now. But without digressing much, I decided it was time to move my root (/) to ZFS. Why? –

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Atlassian Confluence in Docker

Recently I’ve been tasked to set up Confluence server installation. One of my friends was in need and I decided it would be nice to play a bit with the whole setup. As this is pro-bono and really not quite production install (meaning they use it, but it is not

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Fixing URxvt copy/paste

URxvt, or if you wish to call it rxvt-unicode, has this weird thing turned on by default where it binds ctrl+shift keys to all sorts of insanity (keycap picture insert mode and stuff like that). Dammit, I want my “normal” terminal behavior back! By “normal” I think that if I

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Weechat IRC client with ZNC

Although I don’t use IRC as much as I used to do I still have ZNC set up to connect and keep me joined in channels. As Weechat is my preferred IRC client here are the settings I use to connect my accounts to the ZNC bouncer. Here’s further explanations

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Hide Tab-Bar in Firefox Quantum

When Firefox decided to change the shell of the browser and move to WebExtensions (same format of extensions as used by Chrome) you have not been able to change the interface as you wished anymore via browser extension. I was using TabMix Plus, and later one Tree Style Tab extensions

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Mutt – superb TUI email client

I’ve been using Mutt for quite some time now and I find it great due to many things such as: Very lightweight – I’m able to use it on any machine without making the machine unresponsive like with Thunderbird or Evolution when they decide to pull all of the 20-30

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