Enable Two-Factor Auth for Cockpit with Google Authenticator | Cockpit is the awesome web interface to manage a Linux VM or server. For best security, one can setup two-factor auth with google authenticator for Cockpit. Here is a how-to for Fedora Linux 25!
Set Password or SSH Key for CentOS Cloud Images | CentOS provides cloud images for various cloud environments such as Openstack, RHV, Azure, or just KVM. It is possible to alter user passwords or SSH keys on these images without using cloud-init! This is nifty for use in Jenkins, Packer, local dev work or other use cases to just write changes to the image so it is ready to go. Check this out!
MySQL / MariaDB: Set Character Set and Collation to UTF8 | Defaults of various MySQL or MariaDB installs in Linux distros often do not use utf8 for default character sets. Here is how to get things straight and set the mysql server to use utf8!
Import OpenVPN Config From Command Line with Network Manager | Network Manager on Linux has a command line interface which can do everything and more than the gui version. Here is how to import an openvpn config from the command line!
Google Cloud Storage Nearline Personal Linux Desktop Backup | Backup data to the cloud for cheap with Google Cloud and Nearline storage. I use Google Cloud Storage Nearline to backup my desktop, openmediavault NAS, servers, and more. Here is how I do it!