I have been quietly working on the installer and image. However, there have been 2 OS updates since I started. So I am refreshing all of my images with Raspbian Stretch. I will be making it available soon. Also, if anyone has a class 10, 4GB MicroSD they want to donate. I am trying to make the image as small as possible. Please contact me directly for details.
The new Image will be based on Raspbian Lite as mentioned above, and will have the basic dependencies met. It will also have newer versions of all the software pre-compiled to save you the hours of time it can take.
I am working on software to auto-configure most audio devices. This is something I hope to include soon. Please keep an eye out for the new links.
Thank you to TJUMP7 for the 4gb Card! Small Image coming soon! Keep an eye out for that and the installer….
This one is great for a “Full Update” on debian / ubuntu machines.
It calls the script without ever installing anything (assuming curl is installed). Be sure to run as root, either with sudo or as root directly.
As you can see in the snippet; it uses a script that is remotely hosted (in a github gist). This is great because you can see exactly what it does by looking at the script. It just calls system commands, so it can’t do anything malicious. Just run sudo, then the above command and it will run the below script:
Another trick you can do with something like this, is copy it to /usr/bin/fullupdate (as root of course), and ensure its executable “sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/fullupdate”. Then you can call “sudo fullupdate”, from anywhere and use it when needed. Alternatively, you can use it on a cron to run on a schedule! If you don’t want all the options, just download the script and change it for your liking.
Need help streamlining automation or configuration management?
Need to green field or “lift and shift” applications into the cloud?
If you are trying to do any of these, and running into issues please contact me. I am now open to consulting directly. Fixing even a few small inefficiencies can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Not only that, if the DevOps philosophies are really taken up, its likely that the employee base will also be happier, and proud of their accomplishments as a team.
As far as technologies I support, please take a look at my Technologies page. (Updated often) I am also happy to take on new ones for a project if needed.
Creating an efficient pipeline is what I do; and a fully functional system that is working well can be an amazing thing.
I have made it…. the move is complete! I just wanted to say thank you for everyone that has been waiting on me. I know I have taken a while on a few things, and I am finally in a position to run with everything again. I finally have a decent internet connection [330mbps/330mbps]; so I will also be able to host things at high speed for us now as well.
As far as the installer goes, I hope to be done very soon with it ; I am putting my final touches on it for the Pixel desktop. If I get time I might be able to get Bluetoothworking! However, I have to get caught up first.
For those waiting on hardware, most has been shipped with a few exceptions. I have notified those people. I have a true ‘shop’ area again, and this will allow me to be much more efficient. Meaning shorter wait times/etc…
First, I would like to say thank you to the community members for helping out. I have gotten a lot of input on the new image. This has also given me better feel for what the community wanted in an image. Which leads me to the next bit of news.
Some of you are undoubtedly wondering why I have not released my Jasper v1.6 image as of yet. Well, I can assure you there are very good reasons.
Firstly, I have had some severe family/health issues come up as of late which take priority. I am also in the middle of moving a family of 5. Combine that with the other reasons below, and I feel that most will feel the wait to be worth it.
This leads me to the next bit of news, however shocking it may be.
There will be no version 1.6 image.
There will be no image at all…
Instead, there will be a full installer.
This is one of the reasons for the delay.
The installer will work with a full GUI, and on the desktop.
Full ubuntu Install.
Fresh RPI install with GUI.
The installer will be iterated on by feature going forward.
We can add community approved features one at a time.
Everyone has seen these “Top 50 commands” blah blah blah….. #clickbait….
I am writing this just to make BASH a much more pleasant experience for people new and old to Linux. It is also for any sysadmin that has simply not been introduced to some of them.
I could list tons of them, but that’s going to get a simple TL;DR for most people. Then they will move on. So I will list a few and lets let those digest. Keep in mind all commands are in Linux, and may vary by distribution.
First BASH tips (Simple, but time savers):
Type ‘cd’ and you will go to your home directory for the user you are logged into.
Similar to “cd” ~, however ~ can sometimes rely on the environment.
To return to the previous directory you can type ” cd -“.
This will return you to your previous location, not home.
Type “tailf”, instead of “tail f” for the same results.
Also, “tail -200” can be used instead of “tail -n 200”
Use a custom “PS1” for root, and regular users.
A “PS1” is the text in the login prompt. See Example to the right:
Notice it is yellow
Do the same but in red for root.
Debian PS1 for a normal user (as seen to the right)