Cross-timezone date calculations using the “date”command

Working remotely for a timezone-distributed company poses an interesting challenge: that of having to figure out dates and times for people in different timezones. This involves not only the relatively trivial “what time is it now in A_FARAWAY_PLACE”, but “what time, in FARAWAY_PLACE_X, will it be in FARAWAY_PLACE_Z” and other fun things. There are a […]

Remote display of a KVM virtual machine

In this case I’m hosting the VM on a fast server and trying to access the display on another system (a laptop). One way to do it is by simply SSHing with X forwarding and running KVM like so: qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -cdrom ubuntu-18.04.2-live-server-amd64.iso -m 8192 -enable-kvm This by default uses a terminal window, but […]