• PersonalBlog

    AAA: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting

    A good way to become accustomed to using the Terminal is to just use it. Ideally for as much of your normal tool-chain as you can. In this article I will document how to use the Linux Terminal to download an Ubuntu OS image from Canonical and then check it’s SHA256 checksum to ensure it is authentic. One thing that we all should do is verify that the images we are pulling from Canonical, Red Hat, Suse, Fedora, etc., are legitimately the images we think they are and not the image a hacker wants us to use? Well, looking for the lock symbol next to the URL at the top…

  • PersonalBlog

    Gaming on Linux!

    Yeah, that’s right. Linux. Gaming. The operating system that rules the interwebs, powers all major supercomputers, light bulbs, and hobby Raspberry Pis, actually plays games! And of course it does it VERY well! So, to be clear most games written currently are written with Windows10 as their main audience. But many are written for Sony’s Playstation, which runs a variant of Linux. Also some are written to target Google Stadia, the online games channel for Google and these are also running Linux, and a very mainstream version of Linux. If you wanted to have all the security and stability features of running Linux. But you want to get your gaming…

  • OlySoftProject,  PersonalBlog

    Leveraging F/LOSS

    It is 1:10am on April 11, 2020. I am sitting at home courtesy of my employer, at full pay for either 2 or 4 weeks. I’m not sure how that is determined, but I’m still home for another week regardless. I am grateful. Two weeks ago, reported new unemployment claims came in around 3.5 million. This is with not all states reporting, and so many claims came in so quickly that the number we have may be a bit lower than actual unemployment claims. Last week there was over 6 mil more and this week another 6 mil. That’s like 16 million people out of work in under a month…