In August 2018, I came across a question on Quora (A great question and answers website where questions are asked, answered, and edited by Internet users, either factually or in the form of opinions), that read:
What are the top 10 man pages that most Linux administrators should read?
I spent some time reading the answers, and there were great answers, but the question was inspiring, so I gave answering it a shot.
Almost forgot all about it, until someone shared my answer today on Quora, which made me share it here as well.
The answer goes as follows:
Disclaimer: This is a Work In Progress. More updates will come in the future to this piece.
A typical household receives a lot of mail in the UK, as well as send a few. In addition to that, our household has more than a year’s worth of mail/paperwork from the time were residents in Germany. It is very important to not drop the ball on any action required by any of the incoming mail. …
The last year, 2018, has been a very busy year for me, I barely had a break! I am going to list what has been accomplished, and important milestones very briefly in the following few paragraphs.
In November 2017, I joined an adtech company in Berlin, Germany to work on their ad delivery server which was written in PHP and used technologies like Nginx, MongoDB, and Redis. Most of the work was bug fixing, and little was about adding new features. The project quickly became very boring, and any attempt to enhance it, or refactor any part of it was…
At our company, Yubb Software (now zla.bs), we track our working hours using the great time tracker created by the folks at Toggl, and we have monthly goals that we need to achieve. I have always had a problem with time management, and this time I decided I should start working on them.
So I created this small project to calculate how many more hours I should work to achieve my monthly goals.
This is how the output of this script looks like :
Checking Internet connectivity...
Internet seems fine!
Trying to connect to Toggl, hang on!
So far you have tracked 120.00…
Iceweasel is great, but I prefer Firefox.
A while back I decided to go back to my favorite linux distribution, Debian. The current stable release of Debian is code named Jessie, and this is what I have installed on my laptop at the time of writing this post.
Mozilla has three famous desktop applications. Those applications are Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. But Debian has been shipping those products re-branded as Iceweasel, Icdeodove, and Iceape, respectively. Debian does this as a workaround for some incompatibilities between the Debian Free Software Guidelines and Mozilla’s trademark usage policy, and I think something related…
New website, new icon, and improvements for the tab addict Firefox add-on
I have recently noticed that Power Close, my Firefox add-on, has reached a 1.5 K downloads milestone, which is way more than what I anticipated when I first created it. It was a very small hack for a very personal itch I have, and I never thought this many people had the same problem.
The first version published version, 0.2.1, was officially released on September 28th, 2014, on Mozilla’s add-on portal, and a couple days before that on GitHub. …
My first Firefox addon.
I open a lot of tabs on firefox, and I mean A LOT! I was searching for addons to help me close tabs as fast as I open them so that I would keep the rate of open tabs steady. The best I found was something that closed duplicate tabs.
I usually have a lot of tabs from the same domain name open most of the time when I am researching something, or even when I am surfing facebook. …
In late January 2013 I joined a cool tech company in Egypt called “Yubb Software”. We are basically the technical arm for another cool American startup called “zlien”. I joined Yubb at the same time they started moving office to a cool co-working space in Cairo, Maadi called “The District”.
A co-working space is a place that people and companies from different industries and backgrounds work together in the same office. A good co-working space is usually operated by a great team that takes care of all the business needs of the co-workers from the internet connection to the…
Senior Site Reliability Engineer @Twitter, supposedly a geek, caffeine junkie, food lover, open source believer, love & hate running.