A Blip on My Posts

Hello everyone! You may have seen a blip swing by in posting on the site with the default WordPress posting “Hello World” displaying as a new post.  This was due to my recent migration from Site5 shared hosting to a Linode VPS.  During the switchover, the database had not been uploaded yet as I was tweaking the webserver…feedburner detected a change in the RSS when DNS switched and BOOM!  The WordPress default post popped up saying hello.  I thought I … Continue Reading →


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 →


Find Files & Directories Not Visible to Others for Webserver

I wanted a quick way to be able to find out what files weren’t visible to others (and therefore, not visible to website visitors).  Messing with arguments and the file command, you can do the following: find -type f ! -perm -444 This locates all files not visible to ‘others’ in the current directory.  You can apply this to directories as well: find -type d ! -perm -111 Hope this helps people like it helped me. Tweet


Brining Linux to Work – Portal Part 1

Beginning this month, I’ll be attempting to infuse my place of work with Linux. I am an new Applications Analyst and resident AIX/Linux expert for a government agency that lives and breaths Microsoft. I feel that Open Source software, mainly, Linux…can be a great addition to this agency. I’ll be documenting my attempts here while I go along. If you have tips, tricks, solutions, advice or supportive comments…please respond in kind. You’ve Got to Start Somewhere… Recently, I’ve been investigating … Continue Reading →