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A simple audio remote for my office media Mac

February 27th, 2014

At my office there’s a setup like you’ve seen a thousand times. A conference table with a screen, desks for everyone and an old computer, in this case a Mac Book, connected to a home stereo with speakers large enough to fill the development space. I’ve been using Screen Sharing, but find it unreliable and bulky most of the time. I wanted something simple to change the volume from my desk.

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Simultaneous Remote Commands with BASH & SSH

February 20th, 2014

You may remember my recent article about running commands across a number of hosts with SSH and BASH. Then there was my second review of Fabric, where I mention my ‘dream’ to write a similar system in BASH some day. I’m slowly getting better with BASH and recently I’ve been working on mastering redirection and sub-shells. Well I’ve got another nice parlor trick to share with you!

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Multi-Server SSH commands with BASH

December 13th, 2013

I’ve been using Fabric for a couple of months now. Before that I took a quick look at Capistrano. Sometimes I have a simple task I want to do on a few servers, and I don’t feel like touching either one of them. We’re talking about those times where you’d almost rather login to every box and run the commands by hand. Good news is before there was Python or Ruby, there was BASH!

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