my trusted leapup script, 42.3 -> 15.0… ouch.

…not happy. So I’ve used my trusted little leapup script for an upgrade from 42.3 to 15.0, and in three out of three cases it was not fun… On my two cloud servers all I had was some glitchiness with the firewall, and I have to figure out how to rebuilt the latest version ot the xtables addons on Leap Continue reading my trusted leapup script, 42.3 -> 15.0… ouch.

Managing windows hosts with ansible

Lately I’ve been experimenting with ansible a lot. Dealing with linux hosts is straightforward enough, and you’ll be able to find all sorts of information with google, but ansible can also deal with windows hosts, and that’s where it gets a bit more interesting. To be able to manage a windows host with ansible, you have to: create a user Continue reading Managing windows hosts with ansible

Captive portals are even worse than you thought.

I just came across this article about captive portals (these annoying websites that force you to a “accept TOS” page on public wifis) that we all hate so much. I can only agree with what’s said in there, to 200%, but it’s even worse than that: A captive portal is a real danger to the security of your mobile device. Continue reading Captive portals are even worse than you thought.

Seamless openSUSE Leap upgrades made easy

Hi everyone,   I’ve started to put my trusted approach to seamless openSUSE upgrades into an easy to use shell script. The script operates under a few assumptions (yes I know, assume makes an ass out of you and me), but what can you do, except calling them prerequisites: Your system has all the latest updates applied according to your Continue reading Seamless openSUSE Leap upgrades made easy

Is the internet broken?

…or is it maybe being broken by people who think it is broken? I’m pretty sure a lot of people here in Germany have heard the common complaint about end user internet connections being slow in the afternoon and evening because “everybody is watching netflix now” and similar stuff. I was voicing the same complaint, over and over. My 400MBit Continue reading Is the internet broken?

And another live upgrade – 13.2 -> Leap 42.1

I upgraded my laptop to Leap 42.1 the other day, using the good old method that I’ve been talking about a few times. Worked without major issues, I just had to manually fix the repository URL in a couple of the repositories I’m using. Now I’m on 42.1 using Plasma 5, and so far I mostly like it. A few Continue reading And another live upgrade – 13.2 -> Leap 42.1