.vimrc and Customization

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash This is an old page from Jonathan McPherson’s website (now long offline), and it contains a lot of useful information about customizing vim (vi) with .vimrc. This is aimed mostly towards folks who use a flavor of UNIX (a discussion topic about vi/vim on FreeBSD is where this customization … Read more

How to format a USB flash drive with dd

Featured image by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels. One of my favorite tools on *NIX systems is dd (which stands for copy and convert – “cc” is already taken by the C Compiler). This is a handy utility that allows you to do all sorts of things with drives. When I need to securely erase it, … Read more

How to install AlmaLinux 9

Installing AlmaLinux 9 is like installing any other RHEL-based distro. But if you haven’t installed it manually before, it’s actually pretty easy and I’ll walk you though the installation process. I’m going to be doing this on a Proxmox VE host, which I got from NodeSpace Hosting and their new Proxmox private cloud offering. Installing … Read more