Disk Space Usage on Linux

CBS.log Disk Usage Analyzer An example of narrowing down disk space usage issues on Linux. Starting with the following command: We see that the root volume has 16% space left. We need to run the du command but I wanted to exclude the nfsmounts of several terabytes to get... » More

Nagios Check for Windows Updates

Nagios My colleagues have been getting a little frustrated by the "Plugin Timeout" messages in Nagios resulting from the length of time it takes to check for Windows Updates. I had been using Jules Check for Windows Updates  that essentially boils down to... » More

QUB Wireless Settings

QUB_SEC QUB Wireless settings The WiFi settings for qub_sec for Android and Linux devices: The certificate is available here and should be downloaded in advance and entered into the field labelled CA Certificate. SSID (wireless network name) =      ... » More

Customising XBMC

XBMC Quick Links Here are my tips for customizing XBMC, most of the changes to the settings are done so under System > System Settings > Skin > Settings Install the Fusion XBMCHub Repository From the Fusion Repository install the XbmcHub Wizard... » More

Mass delete bbpress spam posts

HeidiSQL Wordpress wp_posts Having neglected a wordpress/bbpress installation for a bit I had the problem of dumping tens of thousands of spam and trash and pending items from bbpress. I took a look at the database: To get things done more quickly than using the web... » More

Reset ntopng admin password

I had a comment on my recent Ntopng article from a user who needed to reset the admin password on ntopng. Ntopng uses redis as a backend data store. So first check that the redis server is actually running: You should get output similar... » More

Acer Aspire Reboots on Ubuntu Shutdown

I had a problem using Ubuntu and an Acer Aspire V5-571G. Every time I opted to shutdown, the laptop would reboot again after a few seconds. I found this article with the answer for Fedora and to make it work on Ubuntu I chose to replace the shutdown... » More

Munin Bootstrap Template: Munstrap

Alternative Munin Template So after playing around with an alternative template from Munin 1.x I took some time to amend the standard Munin templates using Twitter Bootstrap as a base. The Munstrap files are available from GitHub. The files on GitHub include bootstrap (version... » More