Category Archives: Operating Systems

System 76: Linux Dedicated Hardware in Colorado

I’d came across System 76 before and have had it in my del.icio.us bookmarks for awhile, but I didn’t realize it was here in Denver. Very cool! I’d probably drop by there sometime if they have any sort of store … Continue reading

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How To Make Ubuntu Linux Faster

I came across a page from the TvEase wiki the other day via Digg which specified a few tweaks on how to make Ubuntu speedier. As far as I can tell, they mostly do a few things like toning down … Continue reading

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Technology Predictions for 2007

A couple of weeks ago Sys-Con published various industry opinions of what we’d see in 2007 in many of it’s magazines. The article showed-up on Slashdot (with a misleading title) among other places and included various industry luminaries. A couple … Continue reading

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Tastes Like FastCGI

I just moved away from running mod_php5 under Apache 2 to running PHP5 under FastCGI for a number of reasons, including that I will be deploying some Python apps on this same server before terribly long and didn’t want the … Continue reading

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The Final Word On How to Pronounce Linux

I came across this yesterday and forgot to post it, but I don’t remember where I saw it unfortunately. Anyhow, the last word on how to pronounce Linux has finally surfaced. I’m so glad to hear it’s the way I’ve … Continue reading

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New Hosting Setup: Debian Virtual Private Server

If you’re reading this message, a DNS change has finally been relayed to your DNS client and you’re hitting this site on my new server. After many minor problems hosting at home (mostly outages for various networking/power reasons) and not … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Retiring Unix and Windows Servers

Last week I spent a surprisingly small amount of time setting up a new Ubuntu Server as a Virtual Machine which will be used to run ircd and a few other minor things internally to replace an existing FreeBSD “server” … Continue reading

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The Digg-Effect Again

My Slashdotting entry is being dugg/digged again. More to follow, but so far today I’ve served up 8K users, and have a bunch of active connections: Active Internet connections Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp6 0 0 … Continue reading

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So Long Windows, Hello Ubuntu!

Being a lifelong geek, I’m usually an early adopter of various technologies, and Linux has been no exception for me. I started using Linux sometime in 1997 after hearing about it on IRC. I first installed RedHat on a 486 … Continue reading

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How To Use Control Alt Delete in Remote Desktop

I finally figured one of lifes paradoxes– how to use CTRL + ALT + DELETE while using Windows Remote Desktop / Terminal Services in windowed mode (not full-screen). Use CTRL + ALT + END. It’s that simple! Please leave a … Continue reading

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