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When it's not cool to use PowerShell.

October 10, 2020 — Jesse Harris

PowerShell is an extremely productive language. The pipeline looping combined with regular expressions and custom objects allow you to quickly build a one-liner that make it tempting to use for data processing. But when it comes to larger data sets, your better off looking to something else.

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Transfer BTFS snapshots with netcat

July 19, 2020 — Jesse Harris

Netcat, the swiss army knife of TCP/IP can be used for many tasks. Today, I'll breifly demonstrate sending btrfs snapshots between computers with it's assistance.

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Screen sharing and capture in Wayland on Gentoo

June 01, 2020 — Jesse Harris

The article shows the tweaks I had to make to my system in order to be able to share my screen in Zoom, and capture my screen in OBS under Gnome on Wayland on Gentoo.

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Scrubbing my data - BTRFS

April 23, 2020 — Jesse Harris

It's no secret I use BTRFS, so I have a fair amount of data stored on this filesystem. With most popular filesystems you have no way of knowing if your data is the same read as was originally written. A few modern filesystems support a function known as scrubbing.

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Defragging files in btrfs - Oneliner

April 10, 2020 — Jesse Harris

Sometimes, small databasey files get a bit fragmented over time on a COW filesystem. This touch of shell is a goodone to clean them up every now and then.

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