I spent some time playing with my Raspberry Pi’s this weekend.Continue reading post "#3182"
The Ubuntu / Debian
unattended-upgrades package has an option to automatically reboot as needed when it upgrades packages. It will do this without user input, at a chosen time. However, it doesn’t allow for any conditions beyond need and time. I found a need for more nuance recently, so I had to disable the built-in functionality and set up my own script on a cron job.
For Ubuntu servers, I use the
unattended-upgrades package to automate keeping the system and packages up to date. I recently noticed some of Cogneato’s servers showing packages needing to be updated for multiple days. When I looked in
unattended-upgrades.log (in folder
/var/log/unattended-upgrades/), I found the message “WARNING Package something has conffile prompt and needs to be upgraded manually”. Basically, there was a change to a configuration file and it didn’t know how to handle it.
As of the start of Prime day yesterday, the Amazon home page seems to completely freeze up my laptop.Continue reading post "#3070"
I made a simple
bash backup script for the newer MySQL database servers at Cogneato.
I’ve upgraded my Firefox Android install to the new version running GeckoView.Continue reading post "#3014"
I only went a little over my 10GB hot spot limit for my first month on the new plan and the first without T Mobile’s coronavirus related unlimited data upgrade.Continue reading post "#2959"
Watching a streaming movie on Amazon video today, I was disappointed to find it had taken 800-900 MB.Continue reading post "#2955"
It has been a long, weird evening, with a lot of time spent on computer updates and a dead car battery.Continue reading post "#2916"
With T Mobile’s free unlimited data upgrade ending June 30th, but no end in site for my working from home, I upgraded my plan to their “Simply Prepaid Unlimited Plus” level.Continue reading post "#2911"