Sam's home page on this here internet thing
Why of course, the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. -- Hermann Goering
My PGP key, for paranoid people who wish to contact me.
Art: pictures I have drawn, or otherwise computed.
Is This Image Illegal?: Renders an arbitrary number as an image.
Dotfiles: my configuration files for Bash, Vim, etc. Includes a fancy coloured prompt!
PasswordGeneration: generate passwords given alphabet and desired entropy
FreeIPA: my own notes on FreeIPA regarding stuff that I wish was in the manual
CertmongerSELinux: when SELinux prevents your post-save command from working...
WritingManpages: useful links to documentation
CreatingWindows10InstallerUSBFromLinux: when you need to install Windows 10 and you don't have another Windows system on which to run the Media Creation Tool...
Some notes on performing Continuous Integration builds of Debian packages
LinuxMultiGPUDeviceSelection: what exactly does the DRI_PRIME environment variable do?
... and on my pbuilder firewall setup
PodmanOnDebian: how to build the official Debian Podman packages on your own machine, while they are waiting in the NEW queue
Filtering Emails from Facebook based on the X-Facebook-Notify header
FirewalldZones quick reference
PKCS10CertificateSigningRequestGenerationWithOpenSSL generating private keys and CSRs the easy way
Debian cruft: cleaning up cruft on Debian systems
Debian Release file fields: the correct values to provide in your Release files
CUPS driver list: how CUPS decides which drivers are available
CUPS URL discovery: how CUPS discovers printers and resolves printer URLs
WindowsPrinterDiscovery: pointers to information about WS-Discovery and WS-Print
IPP over USB: the relentless march of technology results in layering weirdness
PythonVenvCreation: my take on the one true way to create Python virtual environments
ToshibaX30X40FirmwareUpdate: updating the firmware of the Toshiba/Dynabook X30/X40 without having to install Windows
Booting your own kernel on DigitalOcean (also changing the init system to systemd)
A short, graphical guide to using software RAID with the Debian-Installer.
MailSystem: notes on configuring an email system with Exim, PostgreSQL, Dovecot IMAP, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and greylisting.
AlteringProcessName: how to alter the names of processes on Linux.
ApacheSecurity: various methods for configuring Apache to run virtual hosts as separate users.
SamsungQ45: my laptop, and notes on the problems I ran into installing and using Linux on it.
DVD quality reviews: reviews of the picture quality and DRM present on the DVDs I buy.
PortableFilenamesOnWindows: how Microsoft make it painful to write portable programs that deal with filenames, and what to do about it.
WindowsInstallFromUSB: throw out your DVD drive!
DisableCapsLockIndicator from the Widcomm Bluetooth stack