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Configuring Pass, the Standard Unix Password Manager

I’ve been using pass to manage my passwords for quite some time. During the early days of use, I occasionally had difficulty configuring it on new machines, but those days appear to be long gone. It is a simple, generic, yet flexible system. Here’s how to get started.


Designing my new Ryzen Workstation

Over the past few years (particularly after moving to the T470 as my main device), I have been anticipating what my next desktop workstation build will look like. For a period of time, I was convinced that I would build a muti-socket, used xeon build. Then, in 2017 AMD released their Ryzen series CPUs…


Reset Plasma 5 Monitor Configuration

Extending a laptop’s screen to an external display can often be a nightmare. Sometimes, it might be best to just hit the reset button and configure from scratch. With KDE Plasma 5, you can. Here’s how.


Monitor Selection: My New LG-UD4329b

After a decade of using several combinations of dual monitors, I have decided to upgrade to using a single, but better, monitor. After two years of debating, I have finally made my choice.


Creating a CI/CD 'Draft' Website with Jenkins (and Hugo)

The last few months I have been working more with the open source automation server, Jenkins. While digging into it, I have been thinking of ways to improve my home build environment. One idea, was to utilize Jenkins to automatically build and deploy a “draft” website, so I can stage new posts/website change on my home network, before publishing it to the “production” website. Here is how that idea was Instantiated…