Building LAMP Server – Apache HTTP Server

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This is the fifth article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. This covers installing Apache HTTP Server from source. Even for distros which maintain current versions, the Apache Foundation recommends compiling HTTP Server from source. Estimated time (this post only): 15 minutes * varies slightly by distro Apache Prerequisites The Apache Foundation […]

Building LAMP Server – Install Linux

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This is the third article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. This covers how to install Linux, focusing on a variety of different distributions. Since the purpose of this machine will be to act as a server, we will focus on setting up headless (no desktop) installations. Some of these screenshots are […]

Building LAMP Server – Setup Virtual Machine

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This is the second article in a series on building the ultimate LAMP Server. We will cover setting up a Virtual Machine (VM) for use as our test server. This focuses on VirtualBox on a Windows or Linux host. If you plan to install your LAMP stack on an existing VM, another hypervisor, or a […]

Building LAMP Server

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This is an updated version of my guide to building your own LAMP server for development purposes. What will make this guide different from the previous ones (in addition to using newer versions of the various software), is that I will be providing steps for different Linux distros as well as installing additional packages I […]

PC Game Guides and Checklists

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Over the years, I have created several PC game guides and checklists (as well as various notes) for some of my favorite PC games. I thought it was time I shared some of them. Feel free to use, modify, and redistribute them as you wish. I made these for myself, so I really am not […]

Choosing a Linux Distro

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I’ve been an advocate for Linux since I started with Slackware in the mid-90s. One of the most basic questions those interested in switching to Linux ask is "which distribution (aka distro) do I use?" With more people becoming unhappy with how Microsoft has hijacked their computers with Windows 10 (automatic updates installing/uninstalling software for […]

A Non-default Port Is Not Security!

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This month’s geek bitch-fest is about all these how-to guides out there that tell you to change various services to a non-default port. Unless it is necessary to avoid port conflicts (i.e. everything that tries to use port 80 and isn’t a web server) or to enable connectivity from public networks with strict firewall restrictions […]

Libertarians and Bernie Sanders

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I don’t understand self-proclaimed libertarians who are rooting for Bernie Sanders. Granted, they are only a subset of libertarians as a whole, but they are quite vocal. When asked about specific libertarian issues, they usually have no response other than "but he’s libertarian on social issues." Let’s look at the definition of libertarian. The simplest […]

Fallout 4 Quest Flowchart

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CADE isn’t always the best for making flow charts, so I decided to give Dia a try. I would never use Dia for a network diagram (CADE still rules there in my opinion), but I was able to quickly make a flowchart documenting the best way to complete the main/faction quests in Fallout 4 and […]

Morrowind – An Alternative to MGSO

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I revived one of my favorite games — Morrowind. Many people use Morrowind Graphics and Sound Overhaul to enhance the game. MGSO is easy and doesn’t require modding knowledge, but it is better to customize the game to your liking by installing only the mods you want (not to mention MGSO is highly unstable).