Going with Defaults

Who makes most of their computing devices? A person who customizes the heck out of their hardware or software, or a person who uses their devices as delivered from the manufacturer? Although no one can use a device without no customization at all, I have recently started to prefer to use my operating systems and […]

Fix USB Drives after Using them as Startup Disks

A problem I have encountered every time I use a USB drive as a Startup Disk, is that their block size get changed, and even gparted reports that it can’t fix the that. The following command will fix that.

Enabling Bash Autocompletion in LXCs

Bash autocompletion is disabled inside LXCs by default. This is how to enable it.

Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)

Sinhala (si_LK) is the only locale available for Sri Lanka in Ubuntu OS. While the Sinhala locale is not bad in itself, displaying “රු” in currencies, “පෙ.ව” and “ප.ව.” and Sinhala month and date names are a distraction, specially in terminal where Sinhala unicode rendering is not that good.

I switched to Windows!?

In my previous post, I told the story of buying a new laptop [1]. I immediately burned an Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to a USB Flash Drive and began the installing process. I tried to install it several times, but it failed at the final stage of the installation process, saying that it failed to install […]

I switched to a ASUS X555LI Laptop

Assigning SSL using Let’s Encrypt to Websites Running in LXCs

Let’s Encrypt is a great service that provide SSL Certificates free of charge. It intends to make more data transferred through the WWW secure.

Hosting Multiple Applications in a Server, with Linux Containers (LXC)

Using Linux Containers (LXC) is a good way to host multiple applications in a single server with separation of resources and applications.

Set up SSH Access into LXCs

By default, it’s not possible to SSH into LXCs from outside, but we can accomplish that by setting up a SSH server in LXC and some port forwarding magic.

How to Auto Start LXCs when Host Starts

LXCs don’t normally auto start when the host server starts. We have to manually configure them to auto start.