Category Archives: Linux

Further Speeding Up My Laptop

Recently, I switched to Lubuntu and, for the most part, I couldn’t be happier. Before that, I tried speeding up the aging Dell Vostro 1000 by adding more RAM — some people online insisted it was possible — but DV1k … Continue reading

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Nervous and Excited About Switching

My little linux-powered laptop is chock full o’ stuff I’ve installed and worked on since I I installed Ubuntu on it a couple years ago. I want to switch from Ubuntu/Unity to Lubuntu/LXDE because UU is way, way too slow … Continue reading

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[Solved] Ubuntu Update Broke My WiFi

Preface I have Ubuntu 14.04 with linux kernel 4.4.0-113-generic on a Dell Vostro 1000. This laptop’s maxed out processor and RAM are just enough for Trusty Tahr, so upgrading to 16.04 isn’t an option. The Problem I update whenever it … Continue reading

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My First Cron Job(s)

Learning from this great “Automated Tasks” page at CentOS.org Normally, I prefer stuff like this in a well-written tutorial (see below awesomeness from DigitalOcean) but the above is … wow. Tangent Sidebar: You know what’s kind of irritating? How I … Continue reading

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CentOS Does Things Differently

BTW, FYI, all of these new posts are living documents as I learn. Do not assume they are complete or comprehensive. Thing #1 CWP (or, CentOS Web Panel) is a free alternative to, for example, cPanel. It looks very nice. … Continue reading

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Libraries Roxor My Soxor

Now that it seems I’m finished arguing with support peeps at my new host, things are going much more smoothly. Well, they’re going smoothly — period. It also seems that I’ve mastered using Overdrive to borrow eBooks via my local … Continue reading

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The Big Empty

Further VPS Adventures Okay, I can finally (there were some issues) log in via ssh and access my shizzle via ftp. First things would normally be install my webserver, MySQL, and php as well as configure all of those with … Continue reading

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