Linux ?: A Reference

A personal reference and reminder to my interactions with Linux, Fedora, Web Services, and etc. I will keep this post updated and possibly will be useful to others.

Linux Fedora

Text editor Sublime Text 3

I like sublime text as a text editor. I used notepad++ quite a bit when working on Windows, however I like that sublime text is available on Windows/Unix/Mac. No matter where I am working in the future, I do not have to learn a new text editor.

Install:

curl -L git.io/sublimetext | sh
subl

Install package control by pasting into console (ctrl+`):

import urllib.request,os,hashlib; h = 'df21e130d211cfc94d9b0905775a7c0f' + '1e3d39e33b79698005270310898eea76'; pf = 'Package Control.sublime-package'; ipp = sublime.installed_packages_path(); urllib.request.install_opener( urllib.request.build_opener( urllib.request.ProxyHandler()) ); by = urllib.request.urlopen( 'http://packagecontrol.io/' + pf.replace(' ', '%20')).read(); dh = hashlib.sha256(by).hexdigest(); print('Error validating download (got %s instead of %s), please try manual install' % (dh, h)) if dh != h else open(os.path.join( ipp, pf), 'wb' ).write(by)

Web hosting from home

I have been paying for professional web hosting for over a decade while hosting personal websites. I have been paying 34¢/day for this. Recently I have signed up for AT&T Gigapower 1Gbp internet service at home. Which promises 945Mbps/945Mbps. I have measured only 650Mbps/850Mbps which is still sufficient and have opted to try some web hosting from home.

I have started hosting on a Raspberry Pi Model B which so far surprisingly seems sufficient. I have been interested in trying the Banana Pi M3, board and if I get one, I can follow up with performance improvements.

DNS

Google entered the domain name services market. I joined the Beta, and transfered my domains. The interface is very clean and it’s free. I am able to host multiple domains, configure A records and CNAME entries into the DNS. Create sub-domains and my ASUS RT-AC68R router has native built in support for Dynamic DNS to Google.

  • @: root domain
  • A: address record
  • CNAME: canonical name (alias)
Name Type TTL Data
@ A 4h 123.123.123.123
www CNAME 4h danielbrandonjohnson.com

Gitlab

I use gitlab for Git source control because its open source and free. You can even use gitlab to host pages when you have a static site generator.

Hugo

I have tried a couple static site generators lately. Jekyll, Hexo, and Hugo. This website is running Hugo, and it is by far my favorite. It has a built in “server –watch” feature which host the site during development, monitors the files, and reloads the web page whenever a file is saved. Hugo also does not have so many disjointed components and dependancies. It is written in the Go language, which is invisible to me so far, as I write almost everything here in markdown.

Install: Download Hugo for Linux 64bit

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvzf hugo_0.20.6_Linux-64bit.tar.gz
sudo ln -s ~/Downloads/hugo /usr/bin/hugo

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