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oci runtime error after upgrading Docker on Arch Linux

Sat down to knock out some blog posts recently and when I ran docker-compose up to get my blog up and running locally I was faced with a pretty aggressive error: % docker-compose up Starting joshtroniccom_blog_1 ... Starting joshtroniccom_blog_1 ... error ERROR: for joshtroniccom_blog_1 Cannot start service blog: oci runtime […]

How to downgrade to the LTS Kernel on Arch Linux

I’ve been all over the place recently in regard to my love and/or hate of Arch Linux. I absolutely love the minimalism of the base install and the availability of packages. What I’m hating is that I’ve been running into some really weird system lock ups that seem to be […]

Corporate vs. Community in Open Source Software

Earlier this year I went all in on Arch Linux. I had long desired a rolling release system that would provide me with the latest and greatest software that the free and open source software community had to offer. And it’s been about 3 weeks since GNOME 3.26 was released […]

Fixing an Arch Linux system that is booting into emergency mode

File this under “crap I want to document in case it happens again later”. So while in the middle of working today, my MacBook Pro running Arch Linux (recently clean installed) decided to lock up on me. Pretty sure it was Firefox Developer Edition that did it, but that’s for […]

Confessions of a distro hopper

Hi, I’m Josh, a born again Linux user that somehow became a distro hopper. Sadly, I’m not entirely sure when I had lost control. If you look at my track record prior to switching back from OS X last year, I had only really used two distros (Slackware and Ubuntu) […]

Hide title bars in GNOME Shell

GNOME Shell’s title bars are just too damn big. So big that I have been toying around with the idea of going back to a tiling window manager. TWMs like xmonad and i3 have little to no title bar. It saves space and creates a clean aesthetic. I’m not the […]

Switching from Ubuntu to Debian

After a short stint with openSUSE I decided to give Debian a go instead of going back to Ubuntu. Why? First and foremost, I was sick of regularly receiving “Sorry, Ubuntu has experienced an internal error” messages. I was drawn to Ubuntu because of regular release cycles but the constant […]

Getting suspend in Linux working on a MacBook Pro

A lot of my distro hopping as of late has been due to my inability to get my daily driver, a MacBook Pro 12,1 (2015) to suspend correctly. Each distro resulted in the same. Close the lid, the Apple logo goes dark and within a few seconds, it lights back […]

A week with openSUSE Tumbleweed

Since coming back home to Linux, I have been in search of a new distro. No, not a new distro, I want the perfect distro. Or just something better. Better would be just great. My go-to distro, Ubuntu, for the most part, has been decent to me. Sadly, it’s always […]

Unable to connect to WiFi in Linux

I was on the verge of giving up on going back to Linux because of wifi issues. Things would be working fine, then after a while, I just couldn’t connect to wireless networks anymore. At one point I couldn’t connect to my home wireless but work wifi still worked fine. […]

Switching from Mac OS X back to Linux, Part 5: The Conclusion

If you’re like me, you enjoy the journey more than the destination. If you’re just tuning in, you should probably catch up. Part 1: The Motive Part 2: The Distro Part 3: The Desktop Environment Part 4: The Development Environment On this fifth week of writing about my transition back […]

Switching from Mac OS X back to Linux, Part 4: The Development Environment

New around here? You may want to catch up: Part 1: The Motive Part 2: The Distro Part 3: The Desktop Environment Before switching to OS X, I was running Ubuntu codename whatever and had my local system built out as close to my production environment as possible. I would […]

Switching from Mac OS X back to Linux, Part 3: The Desktop Environment

In case you missed it, here’s the story thus far: Part 1: The Motive Part 2: The Distro Before I discuss my current desktop environment, let’s rewind to 2012 before I had switched to OS X. At the time, I was running xmonad as my primary desktop environment and was […]

Switching from Mac OS X back to Linux, Part 2: The Distro

In case you need to catch up, here’s the story thus far: Part 1: The Motive Caught up? Solid. Okay so at this point I have been running Linux again full-time for two weeks. There have been moments of needing to reboot into OS X. Couple times because I have […]

Switching from Mac OS X back to Linux, Part 1: The Motive

This post is half a decade in the making. On June 15th, 2012 I took the plunge and switched from Linux to Mac OS X. 1,585 days later, I am writing to let you know that I have seen the error in my ways and I am back home, running […]

Invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature) during pacman sync / install

I’ve been using Linux off and on for the last 20 years. I’m currently moving back to Arch Linux after a short stint on OS X (now MacOS). I am quite the Arch noob but I’ve been completely taken by it’s simplicity and wasn’t turned off by high barrier of […]

Warning: Network TCP port is being used by /usr/sbin/php5-fpm. Possible rootkit

Imagine my surprise to see this warning during my morning review of the rootkit checkers that run nightly on my boxes. The thing is, there were no other anomalies on the box aside from /usr/sbin/php5-fpm being bound to a port that was suspected of belonging to a rootkit. The fact […]

My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 3: Xmonad, Gnome Shell and back again

In case you missed it, here’s part 1 and part 2 of this series. Shortly after becoming disenchanted with OSX again, Dean Jones introduced me to Xmonad as he recently has switched over to it. Around that same time, I was attempting to become a vim user (Vimmer? Vimusketeer? Vimaniac?) […]

My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 2: How I spent 2 weeks attempting to be an Apple Fanboy

In case you missed it, here’s part 1 of this series. So earlier this year I got my hands on an 11” Macbook Air that we had laying around the office. This was around the same time my 14” Dell “Black Friday” laptop starting giving me shit (cheap system, over […]

My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 1: Switching from Unity to Gnome Shell

I’m unsure of how many parts this series will consist of, but this is the first. Prior to Ubuntu’s Unity, I was a long time user of Gnome 2 with the occasional deviation to KDE (typically days at a time, just was never my thing). Prior to the release of […]

Switching to Linux, you’re doing it wrong (redux)

So after the public outcry that I’m a total asshole that just immediately starts yelling “RTFM you fucking n00b” based on my previous post, I decided to revisit each of my points and try to provide some helpful insight. Before revisiting the points I’d like to state that the only […]

Switching to Linux, you’re doing it wrong

As a long time Linux user, I’m constantly trying to get people to experience all the awesome. For the most part, people are reluctant, but I’m finding that I run into one or more of the following It seems pretty clunky So you’ve finally installed Linux, most likely Ubuntu as […]

Script to Install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 64-bit

So after giving Gwibber an honest try for a few months, I’ve decided it’s time to move back to DestroyTwitter for my tweeting needs. Unfortunately, earlier in the year when I completely denounced Adobe products (specifically Flash) I went ahead and completely removed Air from my system. But alas, I […]

Using GRUB to boot a Linux ISO

Since my latest Ubuntu upgrade totally hosed my machine, I decided to do a clean install instead of resolving the issues. Since my CD/DVD drive still absolutely hates me and my latest choice of CD media, I’ve had to search for options to be able to boot a Linux Live […]

/home is where the heart is… on the NAS

In an attempt to unify my desktop data on my newly acquired laptop I decided to try out sharing my /home directory from my desktop as a NFS and then mounting it as /home on my laptop. Originally this idea was flawed because the laptop was not connecting to the […]