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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SSL Now Activated!

I just finished getting some self signed certs installed on the server. This means all sites will have SSL logins and I can start allowing people to register! Also look for a follow-up post on how I made it all work.

Update

The server has been switched from self signed ...

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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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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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In Praise of Hulu

So thanks to Hulu (and Adobe) supporting (at least not intentionally preventing) Linux users use their services, I was able to find this:

This work of art made me laugh and reminds me why the Simpsons has been on for so many years. They stay current! Unlike other organizations, they ...

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Basic Ubuntu Security

I just got finished reading (and technically flaming) a article from the ITSecurity site. The article, The Big Ol' Ubuntu Security Resource, starts off by trying to scare you. "So you thought Ubuntu was secure? Think again! I did a Google search with the words Ubuntu and security and you ...

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