Firefox vs. Ubuntu Snap

As anyone who has upgraded to Ubuntu 22+ will know, they have deprecated and removed the traditional firefox package, and only the snap version is available and supported. And this is fine for anyone running the desktop. But for those of us who use the server version of Ubuntu, and often need to use a … Read more

Setting up OATH 2FA Authentication on Linux

It seems like everywhere you log in these days wants you to use some kind of 2 factor (multi-factor) authentication. The most common one you will have likely seen is the OATH time based code generation where you use an authenticator app to generate codes that cycle every 30 seconds. Well, it turns out you … Read more

Using SSH as a mini-VPN

Sometimes you need a way to get in to a system that is not accessible publicly, and for whatever reason, you can’t use a full VPN. This is a good time for the connectivity Swiss-Army-Knife, and your best friend, ssh and, if available, its companion autossh. And for you Windows people, I mean ssh, not … Read more