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The problem with Scaleway

The problem with Scaleway

Cloud hosting providers are popping up everyday that it’s almost difficult to keep up. The upside is that competition will be fierce, which is always good news for (cloud) hosting consumers like moi. Good news translates into cheaper cloud instances and free features that one would normally pay for. I’ve recently written about these cloud hosting providers in The most […]

June 13, 2015 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Run your own mail server using Mail-in-a-Box

Run your own mail server using Mail-in-a-Box

In todays technology landscape, you can run your own mail server or use a third party mail service provider. For many, the latter is the best option, simply because it takes the time, effort and know-how required to set up a mail server out of the equation. For those that love to do stuff their own way, but who might […]

June 13, 2015 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Vultr lets you run an operating system using your own ISO image

Vultr lets you run an operating system using your own ISO image

Back in mid-January of this year, I wrote about The most affordable FreeBSD-supported Cloud/VPS hosting providers. Since then, I’ve come across a few others that offer their own unique features. An example is Vultr, a cloud hosting provider that offers a KVM-based platform on SSD storage. And it’s even cheaper than many of those listed in that article. Aside from […]

June 13, 2015 · 0 comments · News & Announcements

SSLMate: Buy and install DV SSL certificates from the command line

Looking for a tool to facilitate buying and installing SSL certificates for your website? SSLMate to the rescue! SSLMate is the second and latest tool that’s been made available to make the process of buying and installing SSL certificates a bit easier. The other tool, which was announced in 2014 but is still a work in progress, is Let’s Encrypt […]

April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Anaconda on root and user account password strengths: Why so strict?

Anaconda on root and user account password strengths: Why so strict?

So the third alpha release of what will become Fedora 22 has been released and I’ve managed to download ISO installation images of the main edition, which uses the GNOME 3 desktop, KDE and the Netinstall. From those installation images, I’ve installed Fedora 22 alpha (GNOME 3), Fedora 22 KDE alpha, and Fedora 22 Cinnamon in virtual environments on my […]

March 11, 2015 · 5 comments · Fedora, News & Announcements
A 200 GB microSDXC card? Yes, I can haz that!

A 200 GB microSDXC card? Yes, I can haz that!

The top (in terms of capacity) microSDXC card in the market can hold 128 GB of stuff. That’s a lot of stuff. Starting from the second quarter, that capacity will go up by 56%, thanks to a new addition to that line of SD cards by SanDisk. A 56% jump in stuff-holding capacity means that a storage device the size […]

March 1, 2015 · 0 comments · News & Announcements