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Awesome- .bashrc tab autocompletion of known hostnames

Here’s one of those what-did-I-do-before-i-met-you ideas, SSH_COMPLETE=( $(cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut -f 1 -d ” ” | \sed -e s/,.*//g | uniq ) ); complete -o default -W “${SSH_COMPLETE[*]}” ssh Put that in .bashrc and you get tab autocompletion of hostnames for anything in your known_hosts file. Thanks to Nate for this one.

March 30, 2012 • Posted in: Blogging • No Comments


I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: I ██████ ████ you won’t let the █████ ████████ ████ ████ ████.

December 14, 2011 • Posted in: Blogging • No Comments


Last week I took the RH300 course- the fast track RHSA+RHCE for seasoned admins. While I can’t talk about the details of the test, I will say that the class was awesome. I learned an awful lot about some very cool stuff, including selinux, LVM, filesystem ACLs, automount, and lots of other stuff I don’t […]

GMail Inbox Zero. Dear Merlin- Thanks!

I have toyed with this concept before, and thanks in equal parts to Merlin Manns Inbox Zero, GMail, and my own epic laziness and lack of desire to wade through, well, crap, I have finally succeeded.  I bragged on Facebook and got a few people expressing an astonished brand of envy, so I thought I’d […]

TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.