Micropolis Game

Throughout the years, SimCity has evolved from version 1.x for DOS to Windows (2013).  Somewhere along the way, SimCity lost its way with SimCity (2013), but I won't hold that against them.  The go to version has always been the original SimCity for DOS. With programs like DOSBox, this game is still a capable game.  It has its share of...Read More »

Automated Scripted Install of WordPress on CentOS8/RHEL8 Linux

I have written a couple of installation scripts to install WordPress throughout the years.  This is the latest in that series to install WordPress 5 on a minimal install of CentOS8. Among the differences between this script and previous ones, is that this will be installed in it's own directory /wordpress rather than /. Basically, write the script as seen below,...Read More »

Install Atlassian Bitbucket on CentOS 8

Bitbucket is a web-based version control repository hosting service owned by Atlassian, for source code and development projects that use either Mercurial or Git revision control systems. This is one of several products in this arena along the likes of Gitlab and Github. This is one way to script out a quick installation on a minimal install of CentOS 8....Read More »

CentOS 7 vs CentOS 8 differences

I have had several of my scripts break, that had worked on CentOS 6 and CentOS 7, when applying them to CentOS 8.  Here are a couple of examples and their fixes. curl A script inspired by 802.1x in Lion for Macbook Air needing AD domain authentication and a script on GitHub contained a line similar to the following. # curl...Read More »

Gitlab: Reset Your root Password

You may find yourself in front of a Gitlab install and completely forgot the password.  The following method works flawlessly, so I haven't changed any of the steps. To reset your root password, first log into your server with root privileges. Start a Ruby on Rails console with this command: gitlab-rails console -e production Wait until the console has loaded....Read More »

Fios Network Extender WCB3000N

Over the years, I have tried several options shy of wiring the house from one end to the other with Cat6. A couple of options were discussed here. A different option that had never occurred to me until recently is the use of the Fios Network Extender WCB3000N. It was worth the risk at only $16.19 on Amazon, but will...Read More »

Y2K20 Problem?

eBay will send some sort of notification of an auction that is about to end.  The results are usually something that is about to end within the next several hours or so.  However, for auctions that are ending near the year 2020, this has been the latest result.  8742h 9m 7s remaining.  Wow.  By the way, this auction has already...Read More »

iPhone Sucks! Another Reason

As a user of Windows and Linux desktop and server operating systems and a user for Android phones, I find it particularly annoying to have to figure out a problem on an iPhone.  A little background.  Someone I know became an iPhone user several years back because they wanted a stable phone with good support, battery life, and ease of...Read More »

Install AWX or Ansible Tower without Docker on CentOS7

Ansible Tower (formerly ‘AWX’) is a web-based solution that makes Ansible even more easy to use for IT teams of all kinds. It’s designed to be the hub for all of your automation tasks. Installation There are quite a few good scripts that are already circulating around. This script resolves a few issues with the others I have seen.  I...Read More »

Install duo client on CentOS

DUO is a self-described "easy-to-use" two-factor authentication method that protects access to federated cloud and on-premises applications and servers.  DUO offers several pricing plans and a free tier.  The free tier is quite generous providing dual factor authentication to up to 10 users.   This article assumes that you have created a DUO account, logged into the admin dashboard and ready...Read More »

Install Apache Tomcat 9 Complete with Updated Scripts

In this exercise, Tomcat 9 will be installed with OpenJDK 8 using a self-signed certificate using the http2.Http2Protocol protocol.  I've updated and simplified the script since my last attempt at a similar Tomcat 9 installation.  I have also added SELinux context, log rotation, and speed! Enjoy Tomcat Screenshot from an earlier version, but the end result is the same.  Read More »