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Ubuntu – Change Default User Directories

In a case-sensitive system like Linux, I prefer naming my directories with all lowercase and underscores. This is kind of difficult when the default user directories are all uppercase (Documents, Pictures, etc.). Here’s a quick tutorial on how to change…


Keeping an Eye on Security

Last week, while going through and changing passwords because of Heartbleed, I started to think about security and what of mine could be affected. First thing that came to mind was the server running in my room, which hosts a website and…


Python Snippet: Get Terminal Width

There is a wonderful command on UNIX systems to return the width of the current terminal. Enter  tput cols and see for yourself! Tput can actually provide a lot of different info by querying the terminfo database. Really all I’ve needed though is…