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Light Weight Firefox Notes

Lately I've been cumulating a very large list of things I need to do. It's been getting harder and harder to keep track of what I need to do. If I make a nice simple text file and a command to open up vim with my notes then ...


Nginx vs. Apache

warning: no proof reading and some rambling...

I recently made the change to Nginx from Apache. This change came with a severe lack of fun and enjoyment. The whole process was >150 hours. Painstaking. It should be pretty easy to move this to my production server, probably be much much ...


I Use Linux; Get It Right

WOW! I didn't expect this to be such a popular post. Honestly, I recognise this as a rant both now and before posting. I'm impressed by the number of people that were able to take a rant and make something nice out of it.

== Begin Opening ==

I ventured ...


SSH Tab Complete

I manage many servers as well as pop into a few other systems now and then. I was getting somewhat irritated with typing out everything. A search on Google showed many results. It seemed the most common command to do this was this.

complete -W "$(echo `cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut ...

Light Weight Ubuntu Kernel

As a preliminary note: DO NOT follow anything in this and proceed to ask for help. If you follow this than consider yourself void of ANY support. Especially from the -kernel channel. They support and develop stock kernels, not your personal modifications.

Now.. In my quest for a fast boot ...


Creating Your Own Bazaar Server

By now we've all heard about the Bazaar (bzr) version control system. If you're a coder then you're well aware of what a version control system is and why it's helpful. If you code on Launchpad you're equally aware how incredibly awesome this system is ...


64bit Java / Flash Deathroll

I think Linux users can safely agree that Flash and Java make web usage into a battle ground. Many of us choose to blame the issue on the distribution we use. When we favor our distribution too much we'll point fingers at Sun or Adobe. If we use the ...


Moving from personal mail server to Gmail

I was hosting my own email server for about a year. I enjoyed the fact that I had full and complete control over the entire mail server. I enjoyed being able to fine tune everything to fit my needs exactly. I was doing this for about 1.5 years.

Unfortunately ...


Upgrading to 9.04 and Ext4 Remotely

WARNING! Do Not do this to your systems. This is for informational purposes only. Do this in a virtual machine only. If you do this outside of a virtual machine, your computer will blow up and you will die. You've been warned.

I did in fact do this over ...


Irssi to SMS

It's no longer a secret that when I'm not in an active irssi session and you hilight me, that I get a text message. By popular request, I'm writing up an explanation to it.

1. Get irssi. When you're using it, you'll want to have ...