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mDNS Name Resolution in Linux

If there's one thing I love being able to do on my home network, it's resolving host names. Traditionally Windows, macOS and Linux have never really spoken the same language and without a DHCP+DNS server it becomes difficult to track what hosts have which IP addresses. RFC 6762 defines the .local to…

The Changing World of .NET

The following blog post is adapted from an internal presentation I gave at work a couple weeks ago. Overview In the last few years, Microsoft has shifted it's platform strategy drastically. Instead of being all about Windows, Microsoft has started to embrace the rest of the world. For example: Micro…

Configuring Wi-Fi on Raspbian (Jessie)

If you Google, DuckDuckGo. or even Bing how to set up Wi-Fi on Raspbian CLI, there are a bunch of guides I've found while trying to solve the same problem. Unfortunately, most of them are wrong. As of writing this I've just spent about half an hour running through a few of them, and they either have…

NFS on Raspbian (Jessie) at boot

To automatically connect to a NFS share when booting: Add a line for your NFS share to /etc/fstab. For me, I'm connecting to my NAS named Scarif, on a share named PiData, and mounting it to /mnt/pidata. scarif.local:/volume1/PiData /mnt/pidata nfs The fstab line is in three parts: What to mount - i…

Setting a proxy for Aptitude (on Windows)

In Windows, almost everything inherits the "Internet Explorer" proxy settings. I was somewhat surprised when the Linux Subsystem for Windows (beta) did not. For most Linux applications, you can set a proxy by setting the environment variable HTTP_PROXY, e.g. $ HTTP_PROXY=http://my.proxy.se…