Host Your Own Domain, Website and Webserver

This post was originally published on 13 July, 2006.  This version has been updated. I have a problem with facebook, myspace, and other social networking websites out there.  The problem is when I upload my data to their webservers….I don’t own it anymore.  They do.  And they can do whatever they want with it once it is there. With this in mind, I’d rather setup my own twitter using Status.net or my own digg using Pligg.  But I’d do it … Continue Reading →


Host Your Own Domain and Webserver

This article is from 2006!  The information here may not be the most current.  You can visit an updated version here! Doesn’t sound like anything new right?  Well, some people may not know of this method. Normally, to host your own webpage you would need to spend around 7 bucks to purchase a domain.  Next you would need a hosting plan that usually runs around 3-15 dollars per month to serve up your web pages. What most don’t realize is … Continue Reading →


Zimbra or Google Calendar with Thunderbird and Lightning

The title sounds a bit Mythological eh? I originally published this entry on my work blog but felt that some people might be able to get some use out of this tip. To use it, you’ll need Zimbra or Google Calendar. I’ll cover Zimbra mostly and then give a link on how to setup Google Calendar at the end. For those interested, my work blog is here. If you don’t have Zimbra, they have a free Open Source Community Edition … Continue Reading →


Install extra Themes and Icons in PCLinuxOS

Are you a PCLinuxOS 2007 user? Are you one of the many that love the default theme and think it’s eye catching but wish you could change it and make it your own? Do you wish there were more themes, icon sets, and bling for your desktop that would be easy to add? I did too. Here’s how I was able to customize PCLinuxOS 2007: PCLOS Default PCLOS Custom Tweet


5 Unique Tips for New Ubuntu Users

Update! Before you read the article, please note that an inaccuracy of Point Number 3 has been pointed out in comments by cafeina. Thanks for pointing this out…there are downloadable guides for Ubuntu Dapper Drake available at http://help.ubuntu.com. These guides could be much more user friendly (they don’t have pics included) but that they get the job done quite nicely. Thanks for pointing this out Cafeina! With the popularity of Ubuntu swelling these days, one can hardly visit digg or … Continue Reading →