Author Archives: Antony Street

About Antony Street

Antony Street is an accomplished IT Manager with over 20 years of experience at Providence Christian College. He is married and resides in Australia but frequently travels with his wife to Thailand for at least a month every year. Antony is not only skilled in computing and technology but is also bilingual, fluent in Thai. His passion for technology extends beyond the workplace, as he enjoys keeping up with the latest advancements in the field. When not working with technology, Antony enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly camping. He is a car enthusiast with a Mercedes Benz AMG A45 and an Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in his collection, which he considers the best of both worlds.

Why Choosing Brave Browser Is a Wise Decision: A Comprehensive Guide

Looking for a browser that puts your privacy first without compromising on speed or functionality? Brave is the answer. Engineered with a focus on user-centric design, Brave offers unmatched privacy features, including native ad-blocking on both desktop and mobile platforms. Built on the reliable Chromium engine, it guarantees seamless compatibility across all websites and operates at speeds up to six times faster than its competitors. With its cross-platform availability and additional features like Tor integration for enhanced anonymity, Brave sets a new standard for web browsers. Make the switch today for a more secure, efficient, and user-friendly browsing experience.

Bulk Optimizing Images with ImageMagick

The article discusses bulk optimizing images using ImageMagick, a powerful open-source image manipulation tool. The author provides a step-by-step guide on installing and using the software to resize, compress and enhance multiple images simultaneously, reducing their size without compromising quality. The article also includes various command-line examples for different scenarios, such as batch resizing, compression, and format conversion. It is a valuable resource for optimising many images for their website or digital project.

2N® SIP Speaker Auto Provisioning

We’re rolling out a new public address system at work and have opted to install it ourselves because the cost of outsourcing it would have blown our budget. The upside was this enabled us to go for a full IP based system with the savings and still be well under budget. The system we selected… Read More »

Install Unifi in Docker

Containerizing Unifi has the benefit of OS updates not impacting you. Gone are “oh shoot, I updated Java and now UniFi won’t start because it wants some other version” problems. When you want to upgrade to new version, type: You’ll likely want to clean up unused images. docker images to see. You’re likely going to remove images… Read More »

Reset User Passwords and Add Missing Users to Active Directory via PowerShell from Google Accounts

MySQL SQL Code SELECT SUBSTRING_INDEX(Google.primaryEmail , ‘@’ , 1) AS ‘SamAccountName’ , AS ‘GivenName’ , AS ‘Surname’ , AS ‘DisplayName’ , CASE CONVERT(SUBSTRING_INDEX(SUBSTRING_INDEX(Google.orgUnitPath , ‘/’ , – 1), ‘ ‘, -1),UNSIGNED INTEGER) WHEN 6 THEN “OU=7,OU=Middle,OU=Students,OU=Users,OU=Thornlie Accounts,DC=tcc,DC=wa,DC=edu,DC=au” WHEN 7 THEN “OU=8,OU=Middle,OU=Students,OU=Users,OU=Thornlie Accounts,DC=tcc,DC=wa,DC=edu,DC=au” WHEN 8 THEN “OU=9,OU=Middle,OU=Students,OU=Users,OU=Thornlie Accounts,DC=tcc,DC=wa,DC=edu,DC=au” WHEN 9 THEN “OU=10,OU=Senior,OU=Students,OU=Users,OU=Thornlie Accounts,DC=tcc,DC=wa,DC=edu,DC=au”… Read More »

Romoving Old Proxmox Kernels

This is optional, but normally I first run # apt update && apt dist-upgrade and then reboot the server, so it’s running the latest updates/kernels. After updating and rebooting the server, verify all your VMs and Containers are running fine. Next, I run # uname -r, to find the “current” active running kernel, and make… Read More »

Delete Blank Pages from a PDF on Linux Command Line

OK, so I was looking for  a way to delete perceptually blank pages from PDF files in bulk. I found scripts that will remove truly blank pages, but that doesn’t help with pages that have been scanned because they can have just 1 pixel and now they’re not blank. The script below which is running… Read More »

Chrome Not Shutting Down Properly in Ubuntu

This was happening to me too and it was driving me crazy! In my situation (trusty), this had nothing to do with user profiles. My issue was that the desktop environment was shutting down prior to the background chrome process; this caused chrome to ‘ungracefully’ exit and bug me about it with each restart. Some… Read More »

Secure Auto-Starting Private Internet Access (PIA) Using OpenVPN on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The goal of this article is to create a Linux server that can only talk to Private Internet Access’ servers before the VPN is brought up, or if it goes down. To remove the need for DNS before the VPN is operational, we will specify the PIA servers by IP address. The allows us to also block outgoing DNS… Read More »