Gunbot 7.0.2 and Zeno GUI 1.31 setup on Ubuntu 17.10

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In this post I will explain step by step how to install and setup Gunbot 7.0.2 and Zeno GUI 1.31 on Ubuntu 17.10. It also shows how to access the Gunbot GUI and Zeno GUI through a SSH tunnel using PuTTY with port forwarding for enhanced security. A no thrills quick and dirty write-up.

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Initial server setup Ubuntu 17.10

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This is a quick blog post describing what is needed to do an initial Ubuntu 17.10 server setup. It show how to set up an additional user so root user is not used by default and how to access the server using key based SSH access. A no thrills quick and dirty write up how I setup my servers. Enjoy.

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Setting up Mutt to send mail using Gmail with 2FA set

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I needed to be able to send mail from the command line on one of my servers. A quick way to do this without setting up a mail server is using Mutt to send mail using Gmail. In this post I will give a short write-up how to install and configure Mutt on Ubuntu. As I have two factory authentication setup on Google an app specific password is required instead of the regular Google account password.

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Installing Oracle JDK 7 in Debian/Ubuntu/Mint

I am currently learning Scala and wanted to install the Scala IDE. In the process I ran into some problems that it programs would not compile correctly, which seemed to be caused by the OpenJDK 7. So I decided to remove OpenJDK 7 and install Oracle JDK 7. All the instructions I could find to do this where downloading based on manually downloading the Oracle JDK 7 and installing it interactively. As I also wanted the installation to work in a Docker container I wanted a fully automated solution. Continue reading