Logical Volume in Use

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While attempting to automate some filesytem creation that involved LVM I kept running into an issue occasionally with some holding open the logical volumes. I would attempt to disable the volume using the following command:

Extracting Dracut Built initramfs

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It's been a hot second since I've dived into the lands of initramfs and since then it seems like things have gotten more complicated. This is the way of things in tech and usually has a good reason. The simple way that used to work wonders (and is still required) to start with, was to identify if the file is compressed:

Blender Loop Select in Cinnamon

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I've recently been playing around with Blender (following this tutorial series). In Part 4 of the Level 1 series, the host Andrew Price is teaching about loop selects which very simply is holding down Alt while clicking on a vertex. The issue wasn't working for me though I found quite a few other users experiencing the issue.

Fixing Hung Nginx Workers

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While cleaning up some tech debt, a curious issue cropped up. Nginx was running in an alpine container as a front end load balancer. It had a dynamic config that got periodically updated by a sidecar, and had filebeat shipping logs out to a central collector but otherwise was just a very simple Nginx config.

Fixing Dark Input Boxes in Firefox

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I recently began trying out Cinnamon as my desktop environment and I've been thoroughly enjoying it. The only issue I was having was occasionally a page's form input fields would have a dark background while still having dark text making it impossible to read, and very difficult to write.

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