Posts about linux

3
Feb
2012

gitcreate

I've created a new repository on my GitHub account where I can commit some of the little scripts I've written for use on my server. The first one I've committed is gitcreate, a small...
12
Dec
2011

The Stupid Simple Guide to Setting Up Your Own DNS Server

I'm a developer, first and foremost. I like writing code. To me, maintaining servers, configuring things, troubleshooting network issues and the like -  these are things I do to support...
30
May
2011

Do Version Numbers Matter?

The recent announcement by Linus Torvalds that the next release of Linux will be 3.0 has provoked rather furious discussion around the Internets about whether or not the incrementing of...
27
Feb
2011

BASH Quickie: Backing Up MySQL Databases

In some ways, after years of doing programming and scripting, I'm now sort of rediscovering the power of the shell.Tonight, I was working on my server and remembered that I...
27
Oct
2010

Automatically Provisioning Polycom Phones

The goal of this project were twofold:To completely eliminate the need for me to touch the phone to provision it. I want to be able to create a profile for...
5
Oct
2010

Google Chrome, Mac OS X and Self-Signed SSL Certificates

I've been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for the last few months. Sorry, Firefox, but with all the stuff I need to work installed, you're so slow as...
29
Jun
2008

Diffing files via FTP

Tags: diff, ftpI ran into a situation today where I needed to diff files on a remote server against the ones on a local server when the only connection method...
14
May
2008

ngrep and memcache

You can use the Linux command ngrep to "watch" what is going into and coming out of memcache. ngrep is an amazingly useful tool for troubleshooting a wide array of...
11
May
2008

Ubuntu 8.04: My Thoughts

Tags: linux, ubuntuEvery so often I get the urge to check out desktop Linux - just to see how things have progressed and whether or not it is in a...
26
Mar
2008

Gentoo

Tags: linux, gentooI've been a happy Gentoo user for the last few years. There's so much to like about it: built from source with only what you need and Portage...
29
Jan
2008

PHP, PostScript and ATM Fonts

Recently, I've been expermenting with PHP's PS functions - the PECL extension that allows you to directly output PostScript from your scripts. There are other projects that come to mind...