Rescan SCSI Controller on Linux to Detect New Disks

I am running Ubuntu Linux virtual machines on VMware ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor), and needed a mechanism to add SCSI disks to VMs without having to reboot. After adding the disk in VMware ESXi, the disk still wasn’t visible to the guest operating system. It seemed like I needed some mechanism to force Linux to rescan … Read moreRescan SCSI Controller on Linux to Detect New Disks

Fixing a git clone error: protocol error: bad line length character: logi

This morning, I ran into a new issue doing a simple git clone command on Windows 10, from a PowerShell console. It turns out that it was just a mistake on my part (surprise, right?). Let me describe my train of thought to you. I wanted to clone a repository, so I ran this command. … Read moreFixing a git clone error: protocol error: bad line length character: logi

Generate Random Fake People with Python

If you’re writing software, running quality assurance (QA) tests, or testing out a new data management tool, you might want to generate some random data. Although there are many other options out there, you can use Python for this purpose. There’s an open source Python package called Faker that will generate random data, including first … Read moreGenerate Random Fake People with Python

Error Messages Running Yum on RedHat 7.3

I’ve been using Ubuntu Server for a while now, on various Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances, and the experience has been pretty awesome. I recently spun up a RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.3 instance on AWS EC2. RedHat 7.3 was just released about a week ago from today. One of the … Read moreError Messages Running Yum on RedHat 7.3

Digital Ocean Droplet – Linux VPS Review

I’ve been using the Digital Ocean Virtual Private Server (VPS) host on and off for a few months now, and I must say, they are incredibly easy to use! First of all, their web UI is simple, easy to use, and dare I say, enjoyable to use. They have one, and only one, core service: Droplets. … Read moreDigital Ocean Droplet – Linux VPS Review

Find and Remove Package on Ubuntu Linux

I recently installed a couple packages that I didn’t need any longer on an Ubuntu Linux system. Most likely, you’ve installed packages using apt install or apt-get install. However, neither of these commands offer a command that lists out the packages that you’ve installed. To list out the installed packages, you use the dpkg command … Read moreFind and Remove Package on Ubuntu Linux