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Archive for October 31st, 2016

Reminder to self: nosudoers changed in Raspbian…

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

So I won’t forget: trying to make sense of this incomprehensible message (and the update on a Raspberry Pi takes looooooooong and while updating, the file /etc/sudoers.d/010_pi-nopasswd does not exist yet)

20161018+1 reintroduces passwordless sudo for pi user even if previously removed · Issue #6 · RPi-Distro/raspberrypi-sys-mods [WayBack]

raspberrypi-sys-mods (20161018+3) jessie; urgency=medium

  * The 20161018 release has introduced a /etc/sudoers.d/010_pi-nopasswd file.
    - The file is installed even if the "pi ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL" entry has been
      previously removed from /etc/sudoers by the user.
    - If you do not want the entry to exist, please comment out or remove 010_pi-nopasswd.
    - If upgrading to 20161018+3 from a version earlier than 20161018, the line in
      010_pi-nopasswd is automatically commented out if the entry doesn't exist in sudoers.
    - See

 -- Serge Schneider   Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:52:07 +0100

And after like an hour of waiting:

[master b78090b] committing changes in /etc after apt run
 6 files changed, 52 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
 rewrite apt/apt.conf.d/01autoremove-kernels (88%)
 create mode 100644 sudoers.d/010_pi-nopasswd


Posted in *nix, Debian, Linux, Power User, Raspbian | 2 Comments »

Determine TBW from SSDs with S.M.A.R.T Values in ESXi (smartctl) |

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

On my research list: Determine TBW from SSDs with S.M.A.R.T Values in ESXi (smartctl) |

Via Matthijs ter Woord.


Posted in ESXi6, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

Kristian Köhntopp: Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context (history and future; 20160606)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

A few months ago was my first ever presence on IRC wich started like this:

[13:45]  bear with me: after BITNET relay chat, I've totally skipped the IRC thing, so
[13:46] * jeroenp_ is IRC n00b and wonders if netiquette is roughly the same as in the mid 1990s (:
[13:46]  jeroenp_: I don't think it changed a lot...
[13:46]  Cool: /me works on IRC too (:
[13:47]  Anyone having time to help me with `zypper dup` on Tumbleweed indicating `python3-urllib3-1.16-1.1.noarch requires python(abi) = 3.5` ?

I will post later on my own chat history (including BITNET Relay conference system on BITNET/EARN).

This post is just to mention a few keywords of Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context(This is a text I wrote for work, but it contains nothing work specific and I might as well drop it here.… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Kristian Köhntopp now basically uses his G+ as a blog ( is now defunct) with a great set of collections.

I’ve kept my blog as I find G+ very hard to search for content and a “bla bla” for me often is the fastest way to find something back that interests me.

Hence the keywords below on his post Let’s have a chat – a taxonomy and some context.

  • Chat, IRC, ICQ, Jabber, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack and RocketChat
  • Google Wave, Apache Wave, Google Documents  and Google Spaces.
  • Managing presence in adverse circumstances: status, /away, nickname renaming
  • Deliverables
  • One identity, many clients: a common history (federation, standards, XML, SIP, extensions, incompatibilities)
  • Many-to-Many conversations: Groups versus Places (rooms, channels, discoverability)
  • Media, bots (hello Eliza) and API
  • emoji, giphy and meme references


Posted in Chat, Google, GoogleHangouts, History, IRC, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

How to directly link or embed Dropbox images – via: Canton Becker

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/31

When you share a screenshot with Dropbox, then it will copy a URL to the clipboard like this:

That is not the actual screenshot. It is a web page around the screenshot that contains a lot of hoopla so you cannot easily copy the download link of the image.

Getting that download link is easy: make the below replacement:

  • ?dl=0
  • ?raw=1


Or embedded:


via How to directly link or embed Dropbox images – Canton Becker.

Posted in DropBox, Power User, SocialMedia | Leave a Comment »

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