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Revisiting Linux With elementaryOS, Acer Aspire V5

With the old Macbook getting on in age (it is an early 2008 model MacBook4,1) the move to find a replacement for it was always on the cards. The machine had served me well, travelling with me to different parts of

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Encryption Is Not The Answer

The strangest reaction about the entire privacy mess that is unraveling is the quest for even stronger encryption. If you ask me, that is trying to solve the problem at the wrong end. We can, in theory, go in for

Posted in Misc

On The Content Business

Fair disclosure: I have no idea why Jeff Bezos bought WaPo. You won’t find much about that in this post. This is going to be a rambling, ill-focused post. Much of the discussion around the content business eventually comes around

Posted in Media

Javascript Corruption In Vagrant Shared Folders

If you are serving javascript files from your typical LAMP stack in Vagrant using shared folders, you will hit a problem where the JS files will be served truncated at arbitrary lengths. Curiously, this does not seem to affect other

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Quick Tip On Shared Folders And Logging In Vagrant

Continuing with the recent posts on Vagrant, today, we’ll look at the tricky issue of shared folders and using them as locations to store logs. My idea with using Vagrant was to keep all development-related files, including logs, on the

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Port Forwarding Small Port Numbers With Vagrant On OS X

While working with a Vagrant set-up it is easy to forward ports with the forwarded_port directive. This is accomplished by making entries in the format below in your Vagrantfile: config.vm.network :forwarded_port, guest: _guest_port_number, host: _host_port_number The catch here is that Vagrant

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Vagrant, FreeNas And An Automated Life

Somewhere during the week my OS X Leopard installation became so broken that it made more sense to go for a clean install than attempt another workaround. The installation was well over two-years old and for the amount of fiddling

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Farewell To An IP

Slicehost, the company, stopped existing a while ago after they were acquired by Rackspace. So, the title is a bit inaccurate that way, but having kept the same VPS with them since 2008 (04/04/2008, to be precise), I still consider the

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Go West, Young Man And Other Tales From The Entrepreneurial Crypt

Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country. — Horace Greeley The

Posted in Business, India, Start-ups, Weekly Wrap

The Community Edition: LocalCircles, Tumblr, WordPress, Quora

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Online communities predate the content publisher/consumer face of the internet by many years. The earliest communities were the famed bulletin board services and usenet groups and now they’re making a comeback. This post will take a look at some of them.

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