Random Ramblings

Wed 20 May 2015

Installing Glances on Debian

Posted by Daevien in tips   

Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python. It shows a large amount of information such as cpu usage, memory usage, hardware monitoring, battery monitoring and much more.

Install the required dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-jinja2 python-psutil python-setuptools hddtemp python-pip lm-sensors
sudo pip install batinfo pysensors …


Sat 17 January 2015

How to clear DNS cache in various OS

Posted by Daevien in tips   

There are a variety of reasons why (updated a DNS record, issues with resolver, etc) but sometimes a good diagnostic step is to clear out the dns cache.

Each operating system (and even versions / distributions in some cases) have a different method

OSX 10.10

sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

OSX 10 …


Fri 16 January 2015

How to remove the Google Chrome Name Badge

Posted by Daevien in tips   

Google Chrome recently made a change to the display. They added a new feature that promises to be useful for some people, but it annoys me: My name being shown in the top right corner, allowing me to switch accounts.

While I can see the usefulness of the feature and …