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Amahi’s Open Source Home Server Software Goes Mobile

by alan
Published on: January 9, 2014
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http://goo.gl/crUWVk

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100 Linux Tutorials: How to Use X windows

by alan
Published on: November 23, 2013
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Categories: Facebook, Notes / Tips, Open Source

http://video.linux.com/videos/x-windows-videos

 

Well done video.  Solaris just uses auto-detect and hasn’t used an xorg.conf file in years.  If you really want to use a custom section you just save the configuration for that section as /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it will auto-detect the rest of it.

Reminiscing – The Archive.org Wayback Machine

by alan
Published on: November 10, 2013
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Categories: Open Source, Tutorial

Many people have written articles on the Wayback Machine.  It’s a service that archives the Internet so you can go back in time and see how things used to be.

The only caveat is that they actually obey a robots.txt file.  A robots.txt file is supposed to be followed so services such as The Wayback Machine or search engines such as Google will not archive certain pages depending on the wishes of the website owner.

That becomes an issue if you lose control of your domain.  For whatever reason.  Including if you just got bored and chose another and moved on.

And then someone else may purchase your old domain name and do with it whatever they wish to do.  And since it is now their domain name they can setup their own robots.txt file.  And services such as The Wayback Machine or search engines will obey it.  So if you want to see an old copy of your web page back in the day, and someone else now controls that domain, they can block you from seeing that because of their robots.txt file.  Which is their right to do so.  You just learn to deal with it.

So my original domain name was solarisresources.com Solaris Resources.com for resources pertaining to the Solaris Operating System.  I was thinking about changing domain names anyways but then my life was rudely and abruptly interrupted by a bunch of stupid, lazy, selfish morons.  And I lost control of the domain name.

And then web parking companies took it over and they placed their domain parking page on it and blocked access to The Wayback Machine via a robots.txt file.  Which is their right to do.

Every so often I would check and see and hope that the robots.txt file was gone.  And on an occasion or two it would be gone.  And then I could access the old web site again.  Well.  This time I downloaded all of the old pages except for one.

So I have had access to my old web site at times but I never bothered to save the old pages, until now.  So I stuck them all into a zip file and am uploading them to here for posterity.  Because it really is nice to see how things have changed.

In the zip file are the following:

Solaris Resources (Ultra Intel).htm – The old web site when it got to big to have just one column of links.  So I had to change it to two columns just to save space.  That was before I learned Javascript and changed it to it’s present clam shell design.

Solaris Resources.htm is a few months later and it mostly just has a couple of additional articles that I had written.

Solaris Resources_old.htm is a site redesign I was toying with and had actually moved to just before the selfish idiots showed up.  The search option was really stupid and just a bunch of html files, one per category that you could search on.  The present search option is way better than that was ever going to be.  The individual html files that were created were not saved by The Wayback Machine.

ASET.htm – is an article that I had written for the Automated Security Enhancement Tools that had been added to Solaris.  Those tools have since been removed.

docView.htm – is an old article written by Mitch Wagner formerly of Information Week and apparently working for someone else before that when he was trying to gauge market reaction to Windows NT 3.1  My first time in print.

Inside Solaris  Midnight Commander.htm – Is an article I wrote and sold to Inside Solaris on Midnight Commander – a unix clone of Peter Norton’s – Norton Commander.

Inside Solaris   PPP setup tips.htm – Is another article I wrote and sold to Inside Solaris on how to setup PPP and Solaris to dial a modem and connect to the Internet.  At that time there were very few articles on how to do this with Solaris and the one I was using had vanished.  I had to search through my browser’s cache to find a copy of it and then I wrote an article just so I would have access on how to do it again.

Inside Solaris   Role-based Access Control.htm – Is an article I wrote and sold and have kept updating on the main web site on how to use Role based Access Control with Solaris.  We’ve had this feature since Solaris 8 way back in the late 1990’s.  On Windows you can use a similar feature by right clicking and choosing “Run As.”

Squid Proxy Cache.htm – Is another one I wrote and sold to Inside Solaris but they probably didn’t have it on the web site anymore or it was being charged as “Premium Content” subscribers only and not open to the general public.  The same with the article on ASET.

xinetd.htm – was my laziest article and the last one that I wrote and sold to Inside Solaris.  Wrote is being generous as it was mostly just cobbling together the man pages and changing a few thing here and there and then selling it to them.  Shortly after that they switched to staff writers and my ability to sell articles ran out.  But they paid fairly well.  It was something like $100 a page if it didn’t need to much editing.

The one article that I couldn’t find was my NIS to LDAP transition guide.  That was written 12 years ago and like ASET should have been deprecated by now anyways.

As I’ve written before I have changed my name.  The Los Angeles Superior Court Case is SS013948 if you really feel the need to look it up.

 

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Updated Debian 7: 7.2 released

by alan
Published on: October 12, 2013
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http://goo.gl/hVNMqp

10 Screen Command Examples to Manage Linux Terminals

by alan
Published on: October 10, 2013
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http://goo.gl/MCAf1b

 

For Solaris 11 to install screen use:

pkg install terminal/screen

60 Commands of Linux : A Guide from Newbies to System Administrator

by alan
Published on: August 8, 2013
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Categories: Facebook, Open Source

http://www.tecmint.com/60-commands-of-linux-a-guide-from-newbies-to-system-administrator/

5 Intriguing New Features in Linux 3.10

by alan
Published on: July 3, 2013
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Categories: Open Source

https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/726896-5-intriguing-new-features-in-linux-310

Remove unofficial debian-multimedia.org repository from your sources

by alan
Published on: June 13, 2013
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Categories: Open Source

http://bits.debian.org/2013/06/remove-debian-multimedia.html

Backups using rsync and duplicity

by alan
Published on: October 11, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

Slide Deck from a UUASC meeting.  Easy to follow along.

 

http://www.slideshare.net/antichason/backup-uuasc-9612

Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL

by alan
Published on: August 19, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/18/oracle-makes-more-moves-to-kill-open-source-mysql/

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