Tutorials/Tips

How to configure caching in Nginx

How to configure caching in Nginx

Setting up Nginx, a leading web server, to cache content instead of using a dedicated application like Varnish is increasingly being adopted by many webmeisters. But most of the online tutorials that show how to configure Nginx to cache content were copied from other sources that were also copies from other sources. And in virtually all the examples I’ve seen, […]

July 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips

Solution for crashing KDE applications on Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

On one of my test systems, I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon installed. However, I still like to use KSnapshot, the screenshot application for KDE. And that’s because it’s better than the equivalent application in Cinnamon. The only problem is it crashes anytime I want to save a screenshot. And because Linux Mint Cinnamon does not have a bug reporting […]

How to disable Secure Boot on a Lenovo G50 laptop

How to disable Secure Boot on a Lenovo G50 laptop

A Lenovo G50 laptop with an AMD CPU and Radeon R5 GPU is the new laptop I bought to replace an old one. Like virtually all OEM computers that ship with Windows 8, it has Secure Boot enabled. The real terminology is Restricted Boot, but we’ll leave that discussion for another post. Leaving Restricted Boot enabled is fine if you […]

July 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Tutorials/Tips
How to install Ansible on CentOS 7

How to install Ansible on CentOS 7

Ansible is one of the most popular automation and configuration management tool available to anybody with computer systems to manage and automate. In this article, you’ll learn the simple task of installing it on CentOS 7. Ansible is in the same space as Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, and CFEngine. Unlike a few of those, Ansible, by default, operates over SSH, so […]

June 13, 2015 · 0 comments · CentOS, Tutorials/Tips
Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) is a desktop distribution that’s based on Debian. It’s from the same folks responsible for Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop. Unlike Linux Mint, LMDE is recommended for advanced users, though nothing stops less experienced users from using it. It is also not compatible with Linux Mint, so don’t try to upgrade from […]

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

The Android-x86 project provides ISO installation images of Android that can be installed on personal computers, which is cool, because that makes it possible to use the most popular operating system on the planet without buying an Android tablet or smartphone. The latest stable release is Android-x86 4.4-r2. This tutorial shows how to install it on a USB stick, so […]

March 26, 2015 · 6 comments · android, Tutorials/Tips