How to get your external IP address in five letters

I was setting up a VPN client on a server and found myself querying my external IP address quite often (to check whether I was connected to the VPN or not).

As you know, curl icanhazip.com or curl ifconfig.me will give you your external IP. (You did know that, right? If not, congratulations, your life as a sysadmin has just become easier!) However, we can make that even shorter by simply using bash’s aliasing ability. Just type into your terminal session:

alias extip="curl icanhazip.com"

And now you can simply:

$ extip
214.xxx.xxx.xxx

I prefer to call it efficiency, rather than laziness.

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HP 2509m weight: 7.7 kg

There seem to be a number of different figures floating around the web for the weight of the HP 2509m monitor.

I decided it would be easiest to just put mine on a scale. It read 7.7 kilograms (with the stand attached).

Hope this helps anyone who has this display and needs to know its weight (like I just did). BTW, the screen is also known as the HP Pavilion 2509m.

Oh no! Change!

I changed the title of my blog to better reflect the contents. (‘Cause I gotta admit, I don’t update this thing a whole lot.) Oh, and the email subscription thingee is gone and I removed the link to my Twitter as well (I never update that thing either…)

Blog

So. I have a blog now.

I guess it’s rude of me not to introduce myself. I’m Jamy. (Hi!) I’m a 16-year-old dude who, as of now, has a blog.

What will I blog about? I honestly don’t know either. I spend most of my time behind a screen, so at least some of my posts will probably be about tech-related stuff. But computers are not the only thing in my life, so there will probably be other stuff as well.

We’ll see. It’ll be fun!