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  • IBM TM1 vs Oracle Hyperion - IBM TM1 Contrasted with Oracle Hyperion Planning We will refer to IBM Business Analytics (BI) as TM1 for this article - personal preference.  Honestly, TM1 is a flawed product, difficult (and expensive) to develop for, buggy - a total snowflake. … ...
  • Neofetch for Windows - First Let's install scoop - it's similar to Chocolately, but has more in common with a package manager as it is able to resolve dependencies, rather than just running installers and some rudimentary versioning.  Run the following from a non-administrative… ...
  • Enable IP Forwarding / Routing on Ubuntu 18.04+ - Enabling routing via iptables is slightly different on Ubuntu than Centos / RHEL.  That is explained here in depth using firewalld.  On Ubuntu the same can be accomplished but with iptables, a more traditional routing configuration.  Secondly, we will create… ...
  • Disabling Ubuntu Suspend / Power Management Features from the Command Line - In some configurations, Ubuntu power conservation options are enabled by default.  For server machines this is something that can make the machine unavailable and is generally unsuitable for a server machine.  In a headless (non-GUI) server, these functions can be… ...
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10 - Another version of Ubuntu is here, at the time of writing it's 19.10 "Disco Dingo" but these steps apply to former and (near) future versions alike to upgrade your existing install. The amount of time required to perform the upgrade… ...
  • iSCSI Mounting Targets from a Linux Client - I recently added a QNAP TS-221 to my network for additional storage and for resiliency using RAID 1.  This is an older, cheaper, two bay NAS - not the most robust model available and far from the best, but adequate… ...
  • Disabling DNSMASQ via Network Manager on Ubuntu 16.04+ - If you are unable to resolve local dns names from an Ubuntu machine hosting a bind DNS server - it is likely that dnsmasq is running on port 53.  As far as i can tell, it gets in the way… ...
  • Using Rsync to Mirror Directories to a Remote Host - Like robocopy, rsync will not overwrite existing files unless otherwise instructed - making it suitable for mirroring changed files only.  From an bash console local or remote, this example will mirror a directory from the host server to the server… ...

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