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PDF to JPG Automation

1 August, 2011 (12:18) | LAMP | By: Blogkeep

I need to download a PDF document and convert each page to a jpg and upload the results to a web server on a regular basis. I thought I would automate the task and share my code. This is a quick and dirty method (very quick and very dirty). There is no sanity checking and […]

Ubuntu – Remove old kernels

31 July, 2011 (13:01) | LAMP | By: Blogkeep

Overtime the number of old Kernels on an Ubuntu install grows. On this server the /boot partition is almost full because of them. So it’s time to do a bit of house keeping. This server does not have a UI installed so there’s no easy point and click package manager option. There is a simple […]

Ubuntu 9.04 to 10.04 LTS

11 January, 2011 (11:46) | LAMP | By: Blogkeep

I built this server on Ubuntu 9.04 which only has an 18 month update cycle. It is time to upgrade to a LTS or long term support version. I am going to upgrade to 10.04. The first thing to do is make a full back up of the current system. For this I used tar […]

Moving /dev to new disk in a VM

29 September, 2010 (09:26) | LAMP | By: Blogkeep

When I built a development server on VirtualBox, I thought 8Gb would be enough disk space. It wasn’t. I decided that moving /dev to another virtual disk would be a solution. I could have imaged my vm created a larger disk and wrote the image back to the new bigger disk. However, this is what […]