Baloo Killing System Performance in Kubuntu 15.10

Sean Potter in Work October 27, 2015

After upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10 from 15.04, my workstation felt more buggy than ever.  Aside from my previous post on the missing Dolphin context menus, some applications (Chrome, Firefox, Kate, Pidgin) would occassionally become unresponsive for several seconds.  Additionally, my bluetooth mouse would also become unresponsive from time to time.

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Dolphin "Extract" menus missing in Kubuntu 15.10

Sean Potter in October 26, 2015

After upgrading from Kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10, I noticed that the "Extract" option was missing from right-click menus in Dolphin.

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Fail2ban: Protecting Servers with Automated Log Monitoring

Sean Potter in Work, Security February 11, 2015

Reviewing Linux logfiles is a thing of nightmares for most system administrators. I don't say this because of the amount of potential data to sift through -- there are plenty of tools for maintaining one's sanity when it comes to the amount of data to sift through. I'm referring to the sheer number of login failures that can be found in /var/secure can drive a system administrator to madness.

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Amazon Music

Sean Potter in Music January 2, 2015

I finally bit the bullet and subscribed to Amazon's Music Storage. I purchase the majority of my music from Amazon, use their app on my Nexus 5, and occasionally use their web cloud player at work. By default with Amazon Prime, all of my music purchases are stored in the cloud for free, but paying another $25 a year allows me to import up to 250,000 songs.

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