Control Windows with Salt

This long article explores Windows management with Salt. First, it shows you how to automatically install software to Windows, control Windows boxes behind NAT and firewall and remotely run arbitrary PowerShell commands on Windows. $ sudo salt ‘*’ pkg.install gedit,firefox,steam,vlc … Continue reading

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"IoT Rapid Prototyping Laboratory Setup" published in the International Journal of Engineering Education

Your first Internet of Things prototype in four days? Yes, even beginners successfully built IoT systems from their own ideas. International Journal of Engineering Education published an article I co-authored with Kimmo Karvinen. The article explains BotBook method in the … Continue reading

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Top Configuration Management Systems – Puppet vs Salt vs Ansible vs Chef

The leading configuration management systems compared: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt. My students Joona, Jori, Eero and Jarkko gave a presentation and demonstrated each system. ArcticCM provisioned and configured a couple of Linux desktops and servers, and also configured some Windows … Continue reading

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Free 50 000 Word Finnish-English Offline Dictionary KOKO

Download Finnish-English dictionary koko.dsl. KOKO has over 50 000 terms about business, public administration and many other special areas. I converted the dictionaries from ontologies provided by Finto project. You can use koko.dsl and other dictionaries with GoldenDict. Also check … Continue reading

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Android Map with GPS Location – Using Cordova, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet.js

A Free Android map that centers on your GPS position. This is a programming example. It combines Cordova geolocation API, OpenStreetMap.org API and Leaflet.js map library. I have explained each of these technologies in separate articles.

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Search Your Files with StackHay

StackHay can fulltext index your files. I published StackHay today. “During development, StackHay was tested. A sample data of 13 terabytes, 12 million files was successfully indexed, and fulltext of 1.9 million files (16%) was extracted.” – TeroKarvinen.com/stackhay/ StackHay is … Continue reading

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ShowRun – Focus Application Window or Launch

Showrun – show window, or run the program if it has no window. Download now. Use showrun in Launchers in your panel Easygest mouse gestures Keyboard shortcuts, such as xbindkeys, or your favourite desktop: XFCE, KDE, GNOME or even .icewm/keys. … Continue reading

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Radio Vega Interviewed Me about Arduino (mp3)

Radio Vega interviewed me and Kimmo Karvinen. Listen the show as mp3 (Swedish) and learn how you can get started with Arduino. Kvanthopp (se: Quantum Jump) is a popular science program in Radio Vega, national Swedish speaking radio channel in … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Published – Download Here

Xubuntu 12.04 LTS released, will be supported until 2017 on the desktop. Download Xubuntu 12.04 LTS. Final, production release. Supported for five years on the desktop. Vanilla from Ubuntu homepage (2012-04-26: available sproradically) Xubuntu will be published later today (according … Continue reading

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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on Vappu

Update: Final release is published. I’ve been using, testing and teaching the beta version for a while. Check links for tutorials of Puppet, Vagrant and other new tools. New Packages & Versions Puppet 2.7 – configuration management (Hello Puppet, PuppetMaster) … Continue reading

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