UPS’s are truly great devices! They save your butt when you have a short power out, or grandma accidentally has her curling iron and hair dryer on at the same time. But with a known runtime, you need a way to gracefully shutdown your systems to prevent data loss. Well, with APC PowerChute not looking very friendly, I decided to just go out and make my own little tool, and here it is! May I present to you, UPSalert – My solution to graceful server shutdowns on power loss.
Tired of always having to enter your 200+ character password into terminal when you use SSH? Well there is an easier way to do it that requires no password and is still just as secure! Have this nice little tutorial on setting up SSH Public/Private keys so you don’t have to use a password each time you SSH into a system.