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Writing your first AWS CloudFormation Template

When starting out in AWS, and trying to understand everything about CloudFormation, I admit, I struggled a little bit. All of the different types of things that you can do in CloudFormation was both amazing and frightening at the same ...

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Beats Studio Wireless vs Bose AE2W Heatset Review

Recently, I went shopping for a new set of headphones. I wanted a pair that I could use for listening to music (obviously), as well as have the ability to use as a BlueTooth headset for phone calls. I knew ...

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Setting Up Conky On Debian Linux

Conky Setup and configured on a Debian OS

What is Conky?.. Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. I stumbled upon Conky when I was setting up ...

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Macbook – Find whats eating up your HDD

I know… this isn’t Linux, and a lot of Linux folk hate Mac. Putting Apple Inc aside, Mac is actually a great operating system to use to manage Linux servers in a corporate environment. I HATED Macbooks for the longest ...

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Bash Parallel – easily run parallel processes in bash

You don’t have to write complicated bash shell scripts to accomplish parallel processing! Take this as an example of the hard way, It’s going to create 5 “threads” and each while loop can run with 5 at a time. Eh… Complicated. ...

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10 Simple BASH Commands to Make Your Life Easier

Knowing how to quickly manipulate the command line in the BASH shell will save you a lot of time and frustration.  Here are 10 Simple key combinations that will make your life easier and speed up your line editing skills. ...

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Common Misconceptions About Linux

Before I started learning Linux, I was very hesitant to start because of how intimidated I was from what I had heard. Now that I have much more experience, I have the ability to refute most of these misconceptions. None ...

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Automate server backups to Amazon S3

I’ve always tried to figure out what the best way would be to backup a server, without me having to do anything at all. I looked online and found a lot of great websites, software that does it but everything ...

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OpenShift the free PaaS by Red Hat

If you haven’t heard of OpenShift by now, then you’re definitely living in the dark ages. OpenShift is Red Hat’s Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS). It is an application platform in the cloud, which allows developers and team ...

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