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UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX
Did you know that blogging and UNIX go hand in hand? The native Web and text-processing tools of UNIX enable you to create your blogs quickly and easily. Discover command-line tools and some handy tips for improving your UNIX blogging skills.

( Permalink: UNIX tips: Become a better blogger with UNIX      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Oct 18, 2006 )

Pkgsrc on non-NetBSD interview
An interview with five NetBSD pkgsrc users at at BSD newsletter.com discusses using pkgsrc as their software packaging system on their non-NetBSD systems. Pkgsrc provides over 5000 packages for various Unix type operating systems. It can be used as a build-from-source system or by using binary read-to-use packages.

( Permalink: Pkgsrc on non-NetBSD interview      Submitted by Jeremy C. Reed Tue Oct 17, 2006 )

How I automated my backups to Amazon S3
Very nice article on setting up backups to Amazon's S3 service.
"The following steps describe how I backup my public drive to Amazon's awesome S3 storage service. I decided to post this, because I haven't found a fairly simple guide to actually automate backups to S3 that functions similar to rsync on Linux. This is a follow-up post to my original post on choosing a backup solution."
John Eberly's Geek Blog :: How I automated my backups to Amazon S3 using s3sync.

( Permalink: How I automated my backups to Amazon S3      Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 17, 2006 )

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Free Edition based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2007 Free Edition      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Oct 17, 2006 )

Backing up a Unix(-like) system
Great article on the thought processes you should go through to set up your backups.
"A proper backup contains far more than just your data. It also contains the data about your data: the metadata. It will also contain all the specific file system attributes and special devices to make your operating system work. It is vital that the target medium/software of your backup supports all these. As an extreme example, you shouldn't backup an Ext3 file system on FAT32. This chapter discusses these metadata and special files."
Backing up a Unix(-like) system

( Permalink: Backing up a Unix(-like) system      Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 17, 2006 )

Crossing Borders: What's the secret sauce in Ruby
Ruby on Rails seems to be a lightning rod for controversy. At the heart of most of the controversy lies amazing productivity claims. Rails proponents boast of incredible productivity, with some claims of 10 to 1 over Java development. This article explores the compromises and design decisions that went into making Rails so productive within its niche and how Ruby on Rails, like a nail gun, saves so much time.

( Permalink: Crossing Borders: What's the secret sauce in Ruby      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Oct 17, 2006 )

OpenNTPD on Linux

I like my desktop to show the correct time. As for my servers, I consider it essential. There are a number of solutions for this. Depending on your platform, these include:

  • Automachron (Windows PC)
  • Chrony (Linux)
  • OpenNTPD (Linux/UNIX)
  • NetTime (Windows PC)
  • NTP (lots)
  • rdate (Linux/UNIX)

The focus of this article is OpenNTPD running on Linux, although I imagine that much of this will be relevant for other supported operating systems.

Please see the article at http://www.basicallytech.com/blog/index.php?/archives/3-OpenNTPD-on-Linux.html.

( Permalink: OpenNTPD on Linux      Submitted by Rob Newcater Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

Linux/UNIX Easy date manipulation with yest
Sometime it is necessary to run a command or script on the last day of a month. There is old good hack that will decide whether tomorrow is the first day of the next month.

All these years I was using *dirty shell script hacks* to create my own date manipulation utilities for backups and other admin task. Thanks to this project no more dirty work.

yest is highly recommended tool for all seasoned UNIX admin.

( Permalink: Linux/UNIX Easy date manipulation with yest      Submitted by nixcraft Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.4
This is a detailed description about how to set up a CentOS 4.4 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.). This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.4, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - CentOS 4.4      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

How to Fall in Love with Your iSight, Again
Somewhat funny article about the iSight.
"Admit it. You are completely bored with your iSight. Your impulsive, giddy love affair has all but dried up, now that the reality of video chatting has settled in. To paraphrase the band Talking Heads, you may find yourself in front of a beautiful geekosphere, and you may find yourself on some beautiful bandwidth, but you may ask yourself: where is my useful device? Is this my beautiful iSight? How did I get here? My God! What have I done?"
O'Reilly Network -- How to Fall in Love with Your iSight, Again

( Permalink: How to Fall in Love with Your iSight, Again      Submitted by Noel Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

Integrate secure GridFTP into Firefox
This article describes a way to integrate a grid protocol into the Mozilla Firefox browser. This technique effectively extends the server-based grid to include controlled resources on the user's desktop or laptop. Specifically, the technique described here provides users with a secure and integrated way to access grid data resources stored on remote GridFTP servers.

( Permalink: Integrate secure GridFTP into Firefox      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

Version Control for Linux
Version control systems or source configuration systems (SCM) is one of the most important tools you probably didn't learn in school, mainly because without one an accident is inevitable. In this article get an overview of SCM, including its benefits and architecture, CVS, Subversion, Arch, Git, and a compare and contrast of new approaches to earlier methods.

( Permalink: Version Control for Linux      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Oct 13, 2006 )

Linus Torvalds buys a Mac mini
Linus Torvalds has picked up one of Apple's new Intel-based Mac minis to play with, but the Linux creator still prefers Apple's old PowerPC architecture for his primary desktop machine.

( Permalink: Linus Torvalds buys a Mac mini      Submitted by george Wed Oct 11, 2006 )

Shining a LAMP on Web Developement
CORE - Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL by Marc Wandshneider discusses the weighty topic of PHP and MySQL integration. While it might look like another over-sized reference book, it fit surprisingly well in the training category. Read on for our review of Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL.

( Permalink: Shining a LAMP on Web Developement      Submitted by Chris Bergeron Wed Oct 11, 2006 )

The find command
Nice overview of the find command.
"find is one of the most useful Linux/Unix tools around, but most people use only a fraction of its power. Many Linux/Unix questions seen online can be solved using the find command alone; it's simply a matter of becoming familiar with its options."
dmiessler.com | study | nix | commands | find

( Permalink: The find command      Submitted by Noel Wed Oct 11, 2006 )

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