TIL: 15 Things About Responsive Design

Recently I have helped take over leadership of the Virginia Tech Web Developers Group. We are an informal bunch who come together and share knowledge about our craft and trade, in the hopes that we can all become better at web development. This will also have the benefit of promoting ...

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Free VOIP Calls with Android

So a few weeks ago my brother lost his credit card and had it canceled. He also never updated our wireless account to auto withdraw from the new credit card. Because of this I found myself in a situation where I needed to rely only on WIFI for calling and ...

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Tuning PHP-FPM

I recently switched to Linode for a basic VPS (512 MB RAM, 20 GB storage). I wanted to be able to install absolutely what ever version of what ever software I wanted. Since I have become very familiar with Arch Linux (I run it on all of my home computers ...

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Restoring Grub for an Encrypted LVM

LVM and Luks encryption can be a simple and effective combination to keeping your data safe. However, encryption tends to complicate things a bit when it comes to data recovery and system repair. In order to repair a grub install, most people can just use a live "rescue" Linux CD ...

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Skype Beta - Testing nearly 18 Months of Work

Today I got an email from a mailing list I am currently subscribed to and someone pointed out that a new version of Skype for Linux was released. The last release of Skype for Linux (2.0.x) was indeed plagued with bugs, refused to let me (or any one ...

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Tweaking Firefox

Firefox has grown a lot over the last few years. It's US market share is currently greater than 21%. With so many of us on line every day, that means a huge chunk of people are using Firefox. By no means is Firefox the best browser in every aspect ...

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Tweaking Deluge

Yesterday I noted that I prefer the Deluge BitTorrent client for my torrenting (is that a word yet?) listing several reasons. Today I want to show you how to set it up to maximize its usefulness. From configuring network connection settings, to setting up the block list plug-in, there are ...

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Smart-Torrent

BitTorrent has helped change the way we get files on the Internet. No longer do we depend solely on a single servers maxing out their allotted bandwidth on a first come first served basis.  No, that is the distribution method of the past where as today we have the BitTorrent ...

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Favorite Apps for Fresh Systems

Around the holiday's there are lot's and lots of new computers. If your frugal like me however, you just spend time reformatting and cleaning up instead of buying a whole new computer. After setting up my fair share of new systems over the past few weeks/years, there ...

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