Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A time to kill, by John Grisham

Finished this book, that is about the trial of a black father who killed the rapists of his daughter. I must admit that I do not usually read books from this genre, but I liked it a lot.
The legal technicalities were from time to time a bit boring, but overall this is one of the best books I have read in the past few months

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dirk Pitt 3: Ice Fire

A Dirk Pitt book without Dirk Pitt, still uncomplicated but better on the action side than the first two. An attempt has been made to explain the basic idea in a scientific way. Still enjoyable reading

Thursday, March 17, 2016

How to change hostname in centos7

Obviously you can do it manually, but there are a number of tools that can do it for you:

  1. hostnamectl command : Control the system hostname. This is recommended method.
  2. nmtui command : Control the system hostname using text user interface (TUI).
  3. nmcli command : Control the system hostname using CLI part of NetworkManager.
Tip stolen from here

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dirk Pitt 2: the Mediterranean caper

The second book of the series. Another James bond like book, simple but enjoyable. The hero always gets the girl

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Zsh tricks

A useful cheat sheet for zsh

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dirk Pitt book 1

Light, enjoyable reading. The kind that would be ideal for a James bond like film. The plot is a bit naive and the characters rather shallow. Good for relaxation after work

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Casual vacancy

This is an adult book from  John K Rowling. The story revolves around a small town called Pagford  and a larger city next to it called Yarvil. It is an interesting story albeit a little dramatic.