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J. S. Evans

J. S. Evans

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About J. S. Evans

I've been using Linux since the days of Mandrake 7.0 back in 2000. I'm living the life as an American expat living in Prague and enjoying every minute of it. My current interests include photography, ham radio, tor, and the odd little applications and quirks that make Linux distributions so interesting.

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What is a CVE and How Can It Benefit Me?

J. S. Evans

October 10, 2017 3:25 pm

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Like a lot of the things that I write here, this is a question that came up in a ticket that I worked on recently. A customer recently received a message like this: Samba is a freely available file- and printer-sharing application maintained and developed by the Samba Development Team. Samba allows users to share …

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About Patching: What is a Patch in SLE and OpenSUSE?

J. S. Evans

September 5, 2017 8:34 pm

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A while back I wrote a post on why you should patch your servers. I think it surprised some people. I got at least one comment from twitter saying, “I’m surprised you get so many tickets on this topic since security is so important in enterprise server environments.” And yet, we do. At any current …

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How Can I Get Malware?

J. S. Evans

August 1, 2017 7:37 am

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I received an email this morning. I’m actually expecting a package that has been held for some time and when I saw it, it seems potentially legit at first. But then I realized that I don’t use my work email for personal things like that. When I saw that it came from someone who didn’t …

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Why should I patch my server?

J. S. Evans

July 5, 2017 6:54 am

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Wait, what? Why should I patch my server? Because you won’t get bug fixes. But my server works just fine, if it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? What about security fixes? My server isn’t accessible from the internet. I’m not worried about it getting hacked. But it’s still possible, right? Do you really want …

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Documentation

J. S. Evans

June 7, 2017 3:34 pm

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Did you know that SUSE provides free documentation for all of our products to the general public in multiple languages and in multiple formats? Not only that, it is released under the GNU Free Documentation or under a Creative Commons license. As a big fan of the work that the Creative Commons folks do, this …

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How Low Can You Go?

J. S. Evans

May 24, 2017 9:09 am

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Every since my days on dial-up internet and telnet MUD’s, I’ve always been interested in low-bandwidth utilities. After all, not every user get’s to live in an area that provides unlimited high-speed broadband. Some, like those who depend on cellular or satellite internet, have to choose between work and watching a few YouTube videos. This …

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OpenSUSE Hidden Gems: LyX

J. S. Evans

April 19, 2017 3:30 pm

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Linux distributions are generally full of packages that have specific uses that most people don’t need or maybe they just don’t know that they need. In my previous post I wrote about QPhotoRec which I had never used before my little accident that actually saved me a huge headache. I didn’t know that this application existed until …

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I deleted everything.

J. S. Evans

April 13, 2017 8:43 am

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I goofed. I’m an avid hobbyist photographer and I happen to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Needless to say, I take a lot of pictures. Recently I upgraded the drive in my home desktop from a slow HDD to 256G SSD. My workflow is like this: I take pictures, …

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Your First SLES Container

J. S. Evans

April 4, 2017 7:15 am

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How do you trust the random Docker hub package out there that may or may not have open-sourced their Dockerfile? It may be fine for experimenting with the Docker platform, but for mission critical applications, it’s best to know exactly what’s involved. Docker in SLES gives you all of the power of Docker with …

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