Toxicity, ramblings revisited

Running uphill, glooming into the abyss, momentary bliss and [insert cliche here]. Old habits are hard to break. Because who needs boredom, new ideas and short for-the-hell-of-it experiments when there are so many distractions to pay attention to. All for the sweet prosperous addictions spanning…

How to: Mount remote storage using sshfs

For me, SSH has replaced three very flaky protocols. Telnet (true story) for an networked shell, FTP handling simple file transfers and finally NFS mounting network attached storage. SSH provides the -encrypted- networked shell, handles simple file transfers using SCP or SFTP, and has the…

How To: Monitor NetCat File Upload Progress using PV

Using NetCat to upload files can sometimes be handy, however it would be awesome if you could track the upload ETA and not just stare patiently for a prompt. PV, or “Pipe Viewer”, is a handy little command that allows you to track the progress…