Category Archives: My projects

Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over iSCSI protocol

It’s weekend, so I continue to work on the BeaST storage system. Here is my small HOW-TO describing multipath connection with the BeaST from a RHEL/Centos Linux server via iSCSI: Configuring Linux server to work with the BeaST storage system over … Continue reading

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Of course, not all of the scientists are so kind

My funny story as follows. A long time ago I discovered my expect-like tool “Empty” is mentioned in a paper buried somewhere in a book full of scientific articles. Of course, the book wasn’t free. But I was young and … Continue reading

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Children often ask me what I do at work (as a storage systems administrator)

And here is the answer for them right in the The Amazing World of Gumball – one of the funniest cartoon ever! See the “hacking” moment in the Safety episode (S03E32) where Anais talks about storage administration: The transcript: Gumball: … Continue reading

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A nice way to return string values from functions in Bash

What can be as trivial as returning a value from a function in a scripting language? For those who has ever dealt with Bash, the answer turns out to be not so obvious. First, there are multiple options to do … Continue reading

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Sorting Tumblrs you are following by their last activity

It seems, migration to GitLab stimulated me to code more in unusual for me languages and environments. First, it pushed me to do something in PowerShell: A short script to change audit rules on a file or a directory in … Continue reading

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A short script to change audit rules on a file or a directory in Microsoft Windows

Suddenly I have got a lot of work setting audit rules on multiple assorted files on Wintel servers. This short script may help me to do things much quicker. Will check it tomorrow: It requires administrative rights to run. Many thanks https://technochat.in forContinue reading

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Settling down on GitLab

Saying bombastically, I have chosen the UNIX-way a long time ago, that’s why I have just migrated my GitHub projects to GitLab. Yes, my sources on GitHub will be accessible for a while, but I’m not going to update them anymore. … Continue reading

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