Copying File Attributes Across Servers

To make long story short, had to fix someone's chmod -R 777 /. A late-night copy-paste fail, it would seem. Needless to say, console...

CD/DVD-to-ISO Helper Script

I can't recall the last time I needed to convert a CD to ISO. I have four laptops and not one even has a...

Longwood Gardens, August 2019

Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States...

Analyzing Network Performance

Much of network performance analysis will be comparative in nature. Thus, seeing the output of multiple commands side by side can be quite useful....

Copying Data in a Restricted Environment

Consider this not-so-hypothetical scenario: you have some data on server_a that you would like to copy to server_b. Unfortunately, these two servers cannot communicate...

Raising Dead Services

I suppose you may say all of this can be just as easily be done via systemd service config files. Well, yes and no....

Working with ffmpeg on Multi-Core Systems

While ffmpeg has multithreading capability, getting the best performance on multi-core systems calls for something more than just playing with the -threads option. I've...

IMDb Movie Title Parser in Bash

This is an update to the IMDb parser I wrote years back. From time to time IMDb makes small changes to their setup that...

Sending Windows Logs to Remote Syslog

Nothing fancy here: just a quick note on directing Windows event logs and select application logs to a remote syslog server. For a Unix admin,...