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When you get your hands on a chromebook, the first thing that you’ll notice is the keyboard looks different.

Chromebook is missing DELETE and CapsLock Key (along with few other keys) that you are used to seeing in a keyboard.

This tutorial explains everything that you need to know about your Chromebook keyboard shortcuts.

If you are new to docker, and if you have taken over a system that already has docker application running, you should at least know how to maintain it.

This quick tutorial explains how to start, stop, remove, restart, and view status of docker container application using docker-compose.

docker-compose is very helpful when you are managing a complex multi container docker application.

AutoHotKey LogoOn Windows platform, most remote desktop application does not behave kindly for special keys.

Microsoft’s mstsc forwards special keys to the remote machine when window is maximized.

Realvnc does a little better job, where you can configured it to leave special keys to local machine.

So, the main problem is that we can use Alt-Tab either on local machine or remote machine, but not on both!

How to Setup Linux iSCSI Storage Target and Remote Client Access

iSCSI on LinuxiSCSI stands for Internet Small Computer System Interface.

This works on TCP/IP layer and allows SCSI commands to be sent over local area networks (LAN).

It is used to access the storage on your network over TCP/IP using block-level data transfers.

There is often a comparison between NFS vs iSCSI. The key difference is NFS is file-level implementation whereas iSCSI is a block-level implementation.

In block-level implementations such as iSCSI and Fiber Channel, the storage array offers up a collection of blocks to the client, which then formats that raw storage with whatever file system it decides to use.

On a VMware ESXi server, you can create a new VM and install a guest OS on the VM using a CD or DVD.

For this, you need physical access to the server to insert the installation CD or DVD, which might not be possible, if the server is in a remote datacenter.

The quick and easy way is to upload the OS ISO image to VMware datastore, and use that image to install OS on a new VM.

The advantage of this method is that you don’t need physical access to the VMware ESXi server.

This tutorial explains how to upload ISO image, and use that to install guest OS on a new VMware VM.

How to Install and Setup Chef Workstation on Linux

Chef LogoChef is an IT infrastructure automation software, which can be used to manage all your servers and network equipments in your organization.

You need a chef workstation when you want to interact with the chef server, or any physical nodes (servers, network equipments, etc) in your infrastructure.

On a chef workstation, using several chef related commands (for example, knife), you can create cookbooks, or create recipes that will be executed on the individual nodes. You can also bootstarp a new node from chef workstation.

This tutorial explains how you can install and configure Chef workstation on a Linux server.

How to Enable Wi-Fi (NFC) on Nikon DSLR Camera

Nikon WMUIf you are using one of the newer Nikon DSLR camera, you can enable Wi-Fi directly on the camera.

There are few advantages to enable Wi-Fi on your DSLR.

Performing fsck on non-root filesystem is fairly straight forward. But, for root filesytem, you cannot perform fsck when it is mounted.

This quick tutorial explains how to force filesytem check for a root filesystem.