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Jan
19
2007

Flashed my Bios with AsusUpdate…Ooops!

So, after deliberating and waffling back and forth, I’ve decided to reinstall Windows 2003 Server Enterprise on my server. Only a week ago I backed everything up, wiped it clean and did a fresh install of Ubuntu64 the Edgy Eft edition, but there were a few things that didn’t work as well as planned. I love having a shell on my server for remote access, but the Samba server just doesn’t serve content quite as […]

Jan
19
2007

Now Powered By Typo

If you’ve been viewing my blog recently, you’ll now notice that the theme has changed and everything looks rather differently. There’s a good reason for this. I’ve now switched to Typo, a RubyOnRails powered blogging engine. I spent quite a bit of time evaluating a few different options, compared features, etc. I’ll post the results of that later, because I figure it might save many other folks hours of work, but for now, the important […]

Jan
16
2007

Howto: Secure VNC through SSH Tunneling

So the my web server sits in the baby’s room at my house. It sits in the corner, and the only thing plugged into it is power and network. This is fine for just about everything that I do, but every once in awhile, I have a problem that requires a user interface. VNC to the rescue. Ubuntu comes with Vino, a little VNC Server, pre-installed. You can go to System > Preferences > Remote […]

Jan
15
2007

Howto: Start Subversion at Boot on Ubuntu

Ubuntu

I don’t know if I’ve extolled the virtues of Ubuntu on this blog yet, but they are many. They are, however, not the topic of this post. Every once in a while, I like to try different operating systems on my server, and at the moment, I’m just coming back to an Ubuntu server after a brief fling with Windows Server 2003. On the list of things to do after install was to get Ubuntu […]

Jan
15
2007

Howto: Remote Root Access to MySql

GotRoot

Very quickly, another thing that I typically like to do on my server boxes is allow root access to my Mysql database from remote computers. I don’t forward the port through my router and I use a very secure password (doesn’t everyone?). I don’t want to create a security risk, I just want to connect to the database from other computers around my network – particularly from my laptop. Again (like most of my instructions) […]