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Take a Break – Dont just sit there

Take a Break – Dont just sit there

Okay, this is a very short post. I have started using a ‘Take a Break’ app while working, actually it’s the Parallels Toolbox, Break Time app and I have left the default 5 minutes every 55 interval. In the past I worked in offices and would regularly get up and walk around, go visit co-workers, get a drink, attend a meeting or wander around for inspiration. These days I work from home, I have converted a small room into a…

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Ubuntu 18.04, MySQL 5.7 and Ansible

Ubuntu 18.04, MySQL 5.7 and Ansible

No escaping the fact that you need to know Voodo magic to install MySQL 5.7 on Ubuntu 18.04 from the base repositories using Ansible and expect to be able to connect to said databases. Fed up with: Fed up with all the searching and gleaning snippets from everywhere, here is the minimal solution I came up with. No attempt to hide passwords or do any kind of configuration beyond what is needed to connect to the server as root and…

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VirtualBox on a MacBook running Ubuntu 18.04

VirtualBox on a MacBook running Ubuntu 18.04

Most annoying feature here is that Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop does not come with sshd running as standard. Yeah, I know I should have gone for the server install and I will get to that soonish, but I am using wireless connection on MacBook and Ubuntu server does not come with wireless network components installed. I know right, already turning into a nightmare! Add to this I opted for an osboxes.org vmi image compounded my issues as the VM appeared to…

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