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command line fun – finding security problems with find

I cannot actually remember how it happened.  I wasn’t paying enough attention and was viewing one of my scripts on production.  When I was finished I did what I always do in vi – I exited the script using 😡 … Continue reading

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Analyzing web traffic

Are we alone in the universe?  Well, that question is up for grabs but the question of am I alone on the Internet is quite answerable.   Simply Google any noun or term and it is easy to see that you … Continue reading

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can’t shutdown my §$%&/#+ Windows PC

Most people would likely say that their work computer isn’t fast enough, but then which computer is.  I am not actually unsatisfied, my laptop is good enough for compiling, using secure shell, mail and word processing. The company actually does … Continue reading

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booting Linux from a USB stick

Most of the Linux distributions are downloadable as a ISO image which can be burned to a CD or DVD.  This is pretty convenient, download the distribution and create your own disks. In the beginning floppy disks were used by … Continue reading

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securing your computer – eCryptfs

There are a lot of possible options for securing your computer using encryption.  Perhaps the easiest way to secure your data would be to purchase a new laptop with support for a self encrypting disk drive.  Failing that, all the … Continue reading

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Building a monster personal computer

Just a few days back I wrote “Purchasing a personal computer in the new millennium” which is how to get the absolute best computer by paying with a bit of elbow grease. If not elbow grease then perhaps a small … Continue reading

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about really simple syndication – RSS

Some web sites, like news sites, are lucky enough to have quite a few new articles every day.  It is easy to go back to those sites every day as you know there will be new articles.  This isn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Purchasing a personal computer in the new millennium

It is easier to let your fingers do the shopping for a new personal computer now than at any time in history.  You can purchase everything you like from one of the various online retailers, find a nearby location selling … Continue reading

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Becoming a developer, then and now

Back in the ancient days of computers, the 80’s, it was possible get free and open source software, but it was a bit more work.  To do so you might have used your modem to connect to bulletin board systems … Continue reading

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WordPress from Scratch – part II

Installing WordPress is really one of the easiest pieces of software I have ever installed. Yet, either through a misunderstanding of mine or perhaps a tiny rough edge. upload problems problems with permalinks One of the things that you can … Continue reading

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