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ArcBook – a low-end notebook running on Android Jelly Bean from Archos

Archos announced a new line of low-end devices this year and among them is an Android Notebook. ArcBook is a 10.1-inch notebook that will be available for purchase next month. It will be sold for about $169.99 and it doesn’t look too much of a contender for the big...

Crashplan Linux Headless Wont backup

I just installed crashplan on a new linux headless server and it refused to backup, I checked logs and found it was having issues with the noexec flag on my /tmp/ folder. so I created a new tmp folder and told it where to access it. In this article I give simple...

recursively delete all empty subdirectories

sometimes you want to find a bunch of empty sub-directories and delete them well heres a simple piece of shell code that will accomplish that for you. [crayon-5c19c374a91f6416781328/] This CAN and WILL destroy all your data and eat your small { dog | cat | turtle |...

Ubuntu & Bash tutorial & basic utilities

An introduction to the CLI (Command Line Interface) and Bash on Ubuntu Linux aka a bash tutorial The default shell that is installed on Ubuntu Linux is bash. Alternatives exist, but they’re beyond the scope of this tutorial (check our post here for more info on how to...

Logrotate & Compression

Want to keep lots of logs, yet don't want them cluttering up your logs directory and want them taking as little space as possible? well lets use a handy utility called logrotate and a compression utility called xz. xz is a lossless data compression program and file...

SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

Swiftkey was an amazing keyboard that usurped swype as my default keyboard, I loved its predictions, its swiping to type tech and its overall layout and features. For a long time it worked great, then I grew enamored with other keyboards and moved on. Recently...
Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

Mooooo linux Dirty cow vulnerbility cve-2016-5195

What is Dirty Cow CVE-2016-5195 is a bug in the Copy On Write mechanism of the Kernel. Any user or user owned process can gain write access to memory mappings which should be read only for the end user. This allows them to interact with otherwise root only files....

Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

Windows 10 User Experience & Telemetry service

Windows 10 was released long ago in internet time, but I get asked questions about it randomly by various users, friends and clients. One of the most asked ones is about "spying" that windows 10 may be doing on the user. Initially a server called DiagTrack was present...

Enable WebGL on Chrome or Firefox

Enable WebGL on Chrome or Firefox

WebGL on Chrome Enable hardware acceleration : browse to chrome://settings/advanced scroll to the bottom and look for Use hardware acceleration when available make sure Use hardware acceleration when available is checked ✓ if it tells you to then click the relaunch...

SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

SwiftKey sharing users data with strangers

Swiftkey was an amazing keyboard that usurped swype as my default keyboard, I loved its predictions, its swiping to type tech and its overall layout and features. For a long time it worked great, then I grew enamored with other keyboards and moved on. Recently...

Nginx ProxMox Proxy using Letsencrypt SSL cert

Nginx ProxMox Proxy using Letsencrypt SSL cert

Why use a nginx proxmox proxy using letsencrypt ssl? 1st: why not? 2nd: Load balancing! Nginx is built to handle many concurrent connections at the same time from multitude of clients. This makes it ideal for being the point-of-contact for said clients. The server can...

Ubuntu & Bash tutorial & basic utilities

Ubuntu & Bash tutorial & basic utilities

An introduction to the CLI (Command Line Interface) and Bash on Ubuntu Linux aka a bash tutorial The default shell that is installed on Ubuntu Linux is bash. Alternatives exist, but they’re beyond the scope of this tutorial (check our post here for more info on how to...