Quick tip: leverage strings command to make hybrid files more readable

December 29, 2023

I came across a nifty linux command (strings) recently and wanted to boost the volume. It's super helpful for filtering out non-human-readable (binary) content from from a file.

For example, I reviewing a Vim swap file containing php content and the output looked like:

Silvrback blog image(don't worry - this isn't actual data. . . .

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Why does curl think my downloaded data is binary?

Because it is.

August 02, 2023

While working on a project recently, I came across an odd warning upon running curl:

foouser@foo:~$ curl "https://api.foo.example/blah"
Warning: Binary output can mess up your terminal. Use "--output -" to tell
Warning: curl to output it to your terminal anyway, or consider "--output
Warning: . . .

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Initial thoughts on Ubuntu Budgie

This could be my favorite linux distro yet.

July 22, 2023

This weekend, the fam and I were doing some cleaning and I came across an old relic from a bygone era: my 2008 MacBook.

Remember when these came out? The aluminum frame was new and all the rage.

I loved this thing, and ya know what? I have to give Apple credit: despite being over 15 years old it's held up . . .

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Command Directory

July 05, 2023

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now… Here’s my own list of handy commands/one-liners.

Azure - Bash

az group create --name <resourcegroupname> --location <region> - Create a resource group in bash cloud console.

az acr create --resource-group <resourcegroupname> --name . . .

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sendmail Daemon Behavior During Restarts

July 25, 2016

An interesting question came up the other day: What exactly does the sendmail daemon do with SMTP sessions that are in progress when it needs to restart?

For the purpose of discussion, let's assume that it's being restarted via service sendmail restart. I'll wait a moment for admins to scream at their monitors about this . . .

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