Mounting Google Cloud Storage FUSE with fstab


I'm extremely new to GCP, but I explicitly joined it because I wanted a storage solution where I could mount directly to my machine and just work normally without having to manually drag and drop things to ensure they are backed up. Not only is it easy, it's really cheap. To ensure my day-to-day is smooth, I ensure that, upon booting up my machine, my GCP bucket is mounted automatically. In order to do this, there are a few things I had to tinker with in order to make it happen. The configuration file /etc/fstab contains the necessary information to automate the process of mounting partitions. For mounting GCP storage in this case, I will be using fstab. Since…

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It's Been a Long Time


Well, it's been a long time since I've written anything. More than a year, in fact. So, to pick up where I left off from my previous post, I would like to say that I am one happy father. My daughter, Brooklyn, is now 8 months old. Time has flown by so quickly. So when people say, "love on your kids, hold them, spend time with them, play with them, etc before they grow up", well, they weren't kidding. My wife and I are the happiest parents and we are so gratefully to have such a wonderful, beautiful, and healthy daughter. So about me. I left Uber in the beginning of November 2018 and moved to Twitch, which is a…

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We are Expecting!


That's right! My wife and I are expecting our very first child. I cannot express how happy I really am to finally be able to live my dream of being a father. I get to see my child be born, watching them grow, and teaching them all I can do be an adult. My wife is only at 10 weeks at this time, so determining the gender will have to wait. We are already looking at decorations, colors, toys, cribs, car seats... you name it. I may sound like an expecting mother, but I am so happy to be looking at baby-related items. I've been waiting for this moment for quite some time and we have been waiting for just…

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Bringing Back an Old Hobby


As you may know, I enjoy playing the drums. Chances are, if you've only known me for a few years, you probably never noticed I played them or had any interest in them. Well, that's because I didn't have a set to play with. Back when I was in high school and some college, I played the drums as a hobby. I still have yet to learn to read music, but I think I do pretty well with playing the drums anyway. I've always had an interest in playing them, even tapping on random things every day. When I was 18 years old, I finally bought my own acoustic drum set and played in a small garage band with some…

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Freeing Up Space in the Linux Boot Partition


Is your /boot partition full or almost full and don't know how to clean it up? These instructions will explain how to free up that space. The /boot partition is a very small partition, which is usually ~240MB with a default Ubuntu install. The size may vary with other flavors of Linux. Ubuntu frequently releases updated kernel images, which are automatically installed. Old kernel images are left on the system just in case a newly installed image were to fail. Unfortunately, older images are kept indefinitely if they are not cleaned up. This leads to the /boot partition to slowly fill up. What you will need: A computer with Linux (preferably debian-based) but should be similar for all flavors An…

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