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April 2007

February 2007

Jos Coffee Blog » Rose Makes a Mocha

Rose of Jo’s Coffee South, Austin, TX shows us how the pros make a mocha. It’s on an early Tuesday morning in Austin and it’s just before the big crowd shows up at Jo’s.

December 2006

How to use OpenID (a screencast)

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OpenID lets you log in to different sites without having to create a new username and password for each one. This screencast demonstrates OpenID in action.

NPR : Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties

And she has techniques for getting out of a mingle, including one she calls "the human sacrifice." That's where you escape a boring conversation by grabbing some other poor guest and throwing him into the conversation in your place.

$14 Steadycam The Poor Mans Steadicam

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Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion. The camera operator may walk (or even jog), move through tight hallways and doorways, and even climb up and dow

Ilya Hevnikov’s Blog » How To Triple Boot (XP, Vista, Ubuntu) With Single Boot Screen

Since Ubuntu 6.10 was released less than a month ago, Windows Vista went RTM and dates for new Ubuntu 7.4 were announced today, I thought I’ll post a tutorial on how to create a single boot screen triple boot system with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Ub

How To Look Like A UNIX Guru

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When you need to work with columns of data or execute a little bit of code for each line matching a pattern, use awk. awk programs are pattern-action pairs. While some awk programs are complicated enough to require a separate file containing the program,

November 2006

16 Hidden Windows XP Goodies

Ok 15. Driver Verifier Manager Start > Run > "verifier.exe" > Ok 16. Windows for Workgroups Chat

Podcast - We only list the best podcasts

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io Mixers for Podcasting Don't Get Caught in The Hype Machine The Interview Audio Calibration and Test Tones Creating The Podcast RSS Feed File Podcasting - The Microphone Producing the Best Podcast Review of the Tascam HP-P2 Why Podcast

Visuarios: How To Compress A Video File

In this VirtualTweak Episode - I will show you How To Compress A Video File without Losing Any video Quality

September 2006

Alex Davies: Linux HOWTOs

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You MUST have a third server as a managment node but this can be shut down after the cluster starts. Also note that I do not recommend shutting down the managment server (see the extra notes at the bottom of this document for more information). You can no


The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Introduction to System Administration contains introductory information for new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. It does not teach you how to perform a particular task under Red Hat Enterprise Linux; rather, it

DRBL (Diskless Remote Boot in Linux)

This document describes the steps to setup the "DRBL" environment in Debian Woody(3.0)/Sarge(3.1)/Etch, B2D, Ubuntu Breezy(5.10), Dapper(6.06), RedHat Linux 8.0, 9, Fedora Core 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Mandrake 9.2, 10.0, 10.1, Mandriva LE2005 (10.2), 2006, CentOS

LinuxSelfhelp - Need Linux Help?

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Applications & ServersApache, MP3, Oracle...Commands & Shells Bash, Manpages, Terminals...Desktops & Display

how to remove unwanted services from centOS Linux

We want as few a services running as possible for two reasons. Firstly, you don't want to waste the cpu on services that are never used. Second, the fewer services running, the fewers vunerabilities the system will have. To get a list of services curre

August 2006

July 2006

Qunu | live help when you need it most

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What's Qunu? Qunu is a next-generation expertise matching service. We use instant messaging to connect -- in real time -- people who have software or tech-related questions with experts who are passionate and willing to help.

Web 2.0 Design Kit | Photoshop Lab

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Web 2.0 is a term coined by O'Reilly describing the new trends in design and development appearing across a flood of innovative websites. This tutorial will show you how to create some of the more popular "Web 2.0" design effects using Photoshop. | My sysadmin toolbox

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I've been a system administrator since 1988, working mainly with Solaris and one or two versions of BSD. Here are some of the things I use all the time, including a number of scripts I've written myself to leverage already useful *nix tools; they're not f, the best resource for PHP tutorials, templates, PHP manuals, content management systems, scripts, classes and more.

?> The first thing that I like to do is move all of my connection information out of the main script and into a small include file. This way when I change the password for the database I don't have to go and edit every script that connects to that databas

Beginner's guide to podcasts and podcasting (plus: how to create a basic podcast of your own) at Forever Geek

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Much has been said about podcasts and podcasting since they were popularized especially in the tech/geek scene more than a year back. Just like blogs, podcasts are yet another Web 2.0 offshoot, bringing content-generation away from centralized sources (i.