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Embeddable Scripting with Lua
Compiled programming languages and scripting languages each have unique advantages, but what if you could use both to create rich applications? Lua is an embeddable scripting language that is small, fast, and very powerful. Before you create yet another configuration file or resource format (and yet another parser to accompany it), try Lua.

( Permalink: Embeddable Scripting with Lua      Submitted by Anonymous Sun May 14, 2006 )

Linux File System Primer
Linux offers a number of file systems. This paper discusses these file systems, why there are so many, and which ones are the best to use for which workloads and data. Not all data is the same. Not all workloads are the same. Not all filesystems are the same. Matching the file system to the data and workload allows customers to build efficient scalable and cost effective solutions. On a related note, here's a short guide on Linux/UNIX file system basic concepts.

( Permalink: Linux File System Primer      Submitted by nixcraft Sun May 14, 2006 )

Enable SELinux From Scratch
SELinux, the U.S. National Security Agency's implementation of mandatory access control, is the most prominent new security subsystem in Linux. It comes installed by default in Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is available in easy-to-install packages in other distributions. This article shows you how to convert a non-SELinux system by hand in order to expose details about how SELinux is integrated into a system.

( Permalink: Enable SELinux From Scratch      Submitted by Anonymous Sat May 13, 2006 )

Silent Convective Water Cooled PC
This article really goes into a lot of detail on how he built this machine. Excelent.
"About this same time, I acquired an old DELL PowerEdge 4200 server which came in a huge double wide case that could hold all of my drives plus some. But what to do with the empty half? A second motherboard? No! Water cooling! But not just water cooling, there's plenty of room so let's see if we can water cool an Athlon 2400+ with no fans and no pumps, let's see how quiet a PC can be."
Silent Convective Water Cooled PC - Pumpless and Fanless

( Permalink: Silent Convective Water Cooled PC      Submitted by Noel Fri May 12, 2006 )

The right way to run a Wi-Fi cafe
The title says it all.
"One of the benefits of living in a place as exotic as Abilene, Texas, is that it presents you with a choice of not one but three Internet-connected coffee shops. Last week, I spent an afternoon in each, scouting for the place I'll go to hole up and get work done this summer when the triple-digit temperatures hit, when mentally calculating the air conditioning costs begins to prove too distracting at home. I haven't yet reached a final decision, but I have some choice words for anyone weighing the idea of starting up a new Internet coffee shop. "
NewsForge | The right way to run a Wi-Fi cafe

( Permalink: The right way to run a Wi-Fi cafe      Submitted by Noel Fri May 12, 2006 )

Review: Trinity Rescue Kit
Linux.com brings us this review of the Trinity Rescue kit.
"Anyone who dual-boots, runs, or manages a heterogeneous network with Windows and Linux workstations must occasionally contend with offline or dead systems. Of course, the open source world has plenty of good tools to help get these boxes back on track, or at least recover valuable data. Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) is a small yet powerful bootable Linux distribution that rescues, repairs, resets passwords, and clones dead Linux and Windows installations."
Linux.com | Review: Trinity Rescue Kit

( Permalink: Review: Trinity Rescue Kit      Submitted by Noel Fri May 12, 2006 )

Compilers and Hardware Constraints
Programming in high-level languages such as C is like crossing an ocean without spending time looking at the water. developerWorks spent an hour with two IBM Research Compiler programmers exploring the ecosystem that lies beneath the surface.

( Permalink: Compilers and Hardware Constraints      Submitted by Anonymous Fri May 12, 2006 )

Use advanced iPhoto 6 edit tools
Advice on using iPhoto 6.
"iPhoto 6 has some nice built-in editing tools, including red-eye correction and retouch. But you can make these tools even more useful by activating a super-secret advanced editing mode. In advanced mode, you'll be able to control the size and intensity of the retouch brush, as well as the size and brightness of the red-eye correction tool."
Macworld: Mac OS X Hints: Use advanced iPhoto 6 edit tools

( Permalink: Use advanced iPhoto 6 edit tools      Submitted by Noel Fri May 12, 2006 )

How To Test Your Linux Firewall
This article shows how you can test your Linux firewall with a tool called FTester (Firewall Tester). With FTester you can check your firewall's filtering policies. The tool consists of two perl scripts, a packet injector (ftest) and the listening sniffer (ftestd). Furthermore, FTester also provides Intrusion Detection System (IDS) capabilities.

( Permalink: How To Test Your Linux Firewall      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu May 11, 2006 )

Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework and Ajax tools
The the new Open Ajax Initiative realizes the tremendous importance of introducing new tools to a growing community of Ajax developers. It is dedicated to building an open platform in which developers can collaborate. This article discusses two existing run-time tools, Dojo and Zimbra, which are supported in Eclipse's Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF). The unified interface and advanced debugging capabilities in Eclipse bring an enterprise-class coding environment to the Ajax developer community.

( Permalink: Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework and Ajax tools      Submitted by Anonymous Thu May 11, 2006 )

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The Complete Failure of Security
In this editorial, Noam Eppel from SecurityAbsurdity.org writes about the current state of the information security world. From the article: "It is time to admit what many security professional already know: We as security professional are drastically failing ourselves, our community and the people we are meant to protect. Too many of our security layers of defense are broken. Security professionals are enjoying a surge in business and growing salaries and that is why we tolerate the dismal situation we are facing. Yet it is our mandate, first and foremost, to protect."

( Permalink: The Complete Failure of Security      Submitted by Kiltak Thu May 11, 2006 )

Good bye my lover
I to love Mail.app, but I am not planning to break up with it.
"Now, don't get me wrong, I believe the people working on Mail do a great work. The ground interface is outstanding (even though we may disagree on toolbar icons and flag notifications), the application is filled with nice touches and its junk filter is second to none. Yet, unless it is reliable, it is of no use to me."
Good bye my lover - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog

( Permalink: Good bye my lover      Submitted by Noel Thu May 11, 2006 )

Review of Nautilus
If your a Gnome user you probably already know all about this. If your not, here is a good look at Nautilus.
"The Nautilus program in GNOME is not only the default file manager, it creates and manages the desktop. While it looks simple on the surface, there is a lot of hidden power under the shell. The latest version of Nautilus is 2.14.0, which is included in Fedora Core 5. That's the one I poked with a stick."
Nautilus | Linux Box Admin

( Permalink: Review of Nautilus      Submitted by Noel Thu May 11, 2006 )

TorPark: A secure & anonymous Web browser
This sounds pretty cool.
"TorPark is the intersection of two relatively recent free software developments: portable Firefox and the onion router. Just like the chocolate and peanut butter of the old Reese's ads, they taste better together. With TorPark on a USB flash drive, you can bring the power and flexibility of Firefox with you when you travel -- and count on Tor to keep your browsing anonymous and secure at the same time."
NewsForge | TorPark: A secure, anonymous, and portable Web browser

( Permalink: TorPark: A secure & anonymous Web browser      Submitted by Noel Wed May 10, 2006 )

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