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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Disabling root login on Linux

One of the biggest mistakes any Linux Administrator can make is allowing root to log into the server directly via SSH, the reason this is a huge mistake is root is an account that everyone knows the name of so ...

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Parallella: Supercomputing for everyone

Adapteva Has Started Shipping Its First Parallella Super Computer Boards to its Kickstarter supporters, and will soon be available to the public. This is some damn cool stuff. About Adapteva info … From they’re website: “Adapteva, Inc. is a privately ...

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Just released!! Chef 11.6.0 Omnibus packages, which includes Ohai 6.18.0 and an update to mixlib-shellout!

Original Post from OpsCode: http://www.opscode.com/blog/ We’ve got a bundle of exciting Chef news for you today. Chef 11.6.0 release Ohai 6.18.0 release Client release cadence Testing matrices Chef 11.6.0 Opscode is excited to announce the release of version 11.6.0 of the ...

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How to add a new Linux user account

Adding a new user to a Linux machine is one of the simplest things to do. The useradd command works under any linux distro. You will however need to be root to add the new user via the useradd command, ...

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Remove weird special characters from your WordPress Database

A few months ago I had to restore our website from a backup, and noticed that when I did so almost all of the posts that we have done had weird special characters inside them. I started to manually edit the ...

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How to install a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack on CentOS/RHEL

What is a LAMP Stack? A LAMP stack is a group of software that you install on a server to serve your own websites. Much like how this blog is being served to you, I purchased a VPS and then ...

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Check SSL certificate from command line

To check if a SSL certificate is valid or not from a command line, simply run the following command: And it will return all of the SSL certificate information:

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Having fun with MAMP, Automator and Growlnotify on my Macbook

1) Automator I still consider myself somewhat new to the whole MacBook thing, and I discovered something that seemed kind of fun, called Automator, something that only comes with Apple products. From the Apple website: With Automator you can automate ...

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CodeIgniter URI Associative Array Parsing

When using CI (CodeIgniter), I ran into a problem that would put my entire application out of play unless fixed; I pass arrays through GET, you may ask why I would do such a thing, and I really don’t care ...

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