Fun with SCSI tapes on Linux

I inherited an LTO-4 SCSI-attached tape drive recently (yes, old-school, I know, it's mostly just for fun), and have been fiddling with it to do some tape-based offsite backups (to complement my other offsite backups).  In doing so, I learned a bunch of things about the SCSI protocol (including its many many tendrils and offshoots), and about handy tools for interacting with SCSI devices.  Some of these things may be useful to others, so I'm putting them here.  Enjoy!

Building a grafana Debian package

I had reason to re-build a custom grafana Debian package a few weeks back.  It was a little bit tricky to figure out the right steps, and I wasn't able to find this process documented anywhere else, so here it is (for my future benefit as much as anyone else's).  This is brief, and is intended to be an outline/guide only.  Your mileage may vary

Modern (2017/2018) CSS + Javascript guides

Despite being in IT and doing things in and around web-development for 20 years, my focus has been on System Administration for a long time.  I 'know' HTML, Javascript, and CSS at a perfunctory level and can do all sorts of fun (but typically ugly) things in them, but modern 'front-end' development has changed a lot over the last 5-10 years, and I haven't had the time (nor inclination, to be frank) to keep up.


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