GoAccess 1.4, a detailed tutorial

GoAccess v1.4 was just released a few weeks ago! Let's take this chance to write a loooong tutorial. We'll go over every steps to install and operate GoAccess. This is a tutorial aimed at those who don't play sysadmin every day, and that's why it's so long, I did my best to provide thorough explanations all along, so that it's more than just a "copy-and-paste" kind of tutorial. And for those who do play sysadmin everyday: please try not to fall asleep while reading, and don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail if you spot anything inaccurate in here. Thanks!

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Cute CSS hacks for your favorite sites

Do you have a wide screen? Are you annoyed by these sites that don't set any max-width property on their page, hence you have to read ultra-long lines that span all over the screen? If you're in this case, read on, you can hack your way through!

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Building your Pelican website with schroot

Lately I moved my blog to Pelican. I really like how simple and flexible it is. So in this post I'd like to highlight one particular aspect of my Pelican's workflow: how to setup a Debian-based environment to build your Pelican's website, and how to leverage Pelican's Makefile to transparently use this build environment. Overall, this post has more to do with the Debian tooling, and little with Pelican.

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The docker.io Debian package is back to life

Last week, a new version of docker.io, the Docker package provided by Debian, was uploaded to Debian Unstable. Quickly afterward, the package moved to Debian Testing. And this is good news for Debian users, as before that the package was more or less abandoned in "unstable", and the future …

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GRUB Recovery for UEFI-GPT-LUKS-LVM

Yet another GRUB recovery article... Yep, I can't deny, that's what it's about!

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Using GMail to send system mails on Debian

If you're a Debian user like me, chances are that, at some point, you will need to send emails from the command-line. It could be on a Debian server, where you want to send notifications (login, logout, boot, daily report, ...). Or it could be on your own machine, where you use some tools like reportbug or git send-email.

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VirtualBox In Five Minutes

Getting started with VirtualBox in a few words...

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Docker + Shippable for Painless Continuous Integration

Here's my situation in a glimpse: I've been writing an application in C I target the GNU/Linux OS I want to ensure it builds on every major distros I want an automated solution A very normal situation for a developer, isn't it?

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Learning GObject

I worked on a C/GObject project for a while now, and had to learn GObject from scratch. Learning GObject is definitely not the easiest thing to do, it's much more than just learning to use a new library. Hence this "bookmark article", that list the best links I found so far. Hope this helps other learners like me.

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Publishing A Debian Package (Mentors & Sponsorship)

Here are the steps to follow to publish a Debian package, so that it becomes part of the official Debian repositories.

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Setting Up GoAccess To Analyse Apache Logs

On a Debian machine serving websites with the Apache server, we install and configure GoAccess to monitor the websites activity.

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HDMI Autoswitch

A nice script that does everything you want when you plug a monitor to your HDMI plug: enable the monitor with xrandr, and redirect the sound to the HDMI output.

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Rendering Markdown To PDF

When I have stuff to write, I like to keep it simple. It means plain text, editable with simple, dumb editors. As long as I can stay away from word processors, I do.

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Unbloating The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 8GB

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (E2353). A promising mobile phone, mid range, not too expensive, dustproof and waterproof. The only problem is the storage. Some comes with 16GB (lucky you), but mine has only 8GB. And this is not enough!

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Building And Installing Rockbox

Here is a very quick howto that walks you through the few steps needed to compile the Rockbox firmware from source.

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First Debian Package

In this post we learn how to create our first Debian package. We get lost in the maze of Debian documentation available out there. We try not to fall asleep reading these endless pages. And finally we succeed creating a simple yet beautiful Debian package.

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Wake-On-WAN, The Long Road Of The Magic Packet

How to setup wake-on-WAN, using a machine on the LAN to broadcast the magic packet.

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Backing Up Ghost Content

My homemade script to backup my ghost blog, smartly named ghost-backup.

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Ghost Theming

How to get and install themes for your Ghost blog. Then comes an example of Github-based workflow to customize your theme.

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Getting Started With Ghost

How to install Ghost from upstream, setup Apache as a frontend for Ghost, and create a systemd service to start Ghost automatically.

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Secure Web Access Through SSH Tunnel (SOCKS Proxy Server)

How to setup a dynamic SSH tunnel (also called SOCKS proxy server) and use it daily with Firefox and Thunderbird.

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Bash Logging Helpers

Some smart bash lines that provide powerful logging for your scripts, especially useful when run by Cron.

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Setting Up A Wi-Fi Software Access-Point

How to setup a wifi software access-point, using wpasupplicant and hostapd.

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Debian Jessie on Raspberry Pi 2

How to install Debian Jessie on a Raspberry Pi 2 (aka RPi2), using the Debian image provided by Collabora.

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A Post-Receive Git Hook For Octopress

Here comes the post-receive git hook I used along with Octopress, to finish deploying the static blog server-side.

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Getting Started with Apache

A quick introduction to Apache for the noobs.

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Setting up Gitolite

How to install and setup Gitolite on a remote server, using the upstream source.

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My Daily Jekyll Workflow

My personal Jekyll workflow, involving Git, Rsync, and my own homebrewed script, the almighty Jekyllkenny...

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Getting Started With Jekyll

Here's a brief guide to install Jekyll using the Gem package manager, and some basic configuration.

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