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Using Postfix

It is easy to forget how to test Postfix from the command line as it is usually a dependency of another program that leverages it in the background and the command line is not used for any practical purposes in our day to day activities. Sometimes it’s necessary to test from the command line for various reasons beyond the scope of this article. That said, I’ve documented a couple of very basic practical examples of how it can be used.

Example 1(one liner on command line):
    echo "Subject: Test Email" | sendmail

Example 2(one liner but it involves file):
    sendmail -t < fileWithEmailInfo.txt

Contents of fileWithEmailInfo.txt
Subject: sendmail test two

And here goes the e-mail body, test test test..



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Kung Fu Watch List

Please make suggestions to add to the list.

  • The Buddhist Fist
  • Ip Man 1-4
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Ong Bak (maybe move to Awesome Fight Choreography section)
  • Once Upon a Time in China 1-2
  • Kung Fu Killer
  • The Legend
  • Drunken Master
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • Crippled Masters
  • Enter the Dragon
  • Fist of Fury
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • Hero
  • Iron Monkey
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Set up a Minecraft (Java Edition) server on Shockbyte!

Setting up a Minecraft server can be done in many different ways. Some are simple and some advanced. I’ve experienced most variations, everything from setting up a home server to using a hosted service.

That said, I’ve decided to go with a hosted solution since it is very affordable and much easier to set up and maintain. It practically sets itself up. It won’t setup the network for you(not without paying extra), but at least the creation of each server will be straight forward and easily repeatable as you want to add more worlds/mini-games.

What is the difference between a Minecraft network and a single server?

In a single server setup one server is used to host everything. In a network setup there are multiple servers behind a proxy server so there is a minimum of 2 servers needed to set it up. Both network setups and single server setups can support multiple worlds and a lobby system. At first glance there seems to be no advantage to a network setup but the scalability implications are obvious.

I tinkered with both setups and decided there was no difference to me except that the network setup had one more thing to manage and maintain(the proxy). I am not expecting a lot of traffic and so I doubt scalability is an issue. I have switched to a network and back and the process was straight forward so I have no issues with keeping it simple now and expanding in phases if needed.

What we will setup and configure:

1 Minecraft Spigot Server


Go to and purchase 1 instance. The minimum size is okay for now. Once you decide you like your setup and are going to keep it for a while you can upgrade the size to the performance level you need. The third tier is good for personal/friend use.

Once purchased, for sake of easy navigation let’s assume you’re back at the home page. Click on “Client Area” button at the top right. Find the login button and log in.

Then Navigate to Manage -> Multicraft ( I know, it’s not the most intuitive navigation )

You will now see 1 server listed and likely all with the same default name advertising Shockbyte. Click on it to start configuring it.

Rename it whatever you’d like and for “Server Type” select “AUTO UPDATING: Spigot Latest” and click save. Also click start button at the top. Note the IP address including the port number (e.g. 123.456.789:25546). Navigate to server edit page -> Files -> Config Files and the main pane will list a bunch of config files. Edit any configurations as you please and restart the server to apply your changes.

It’s as easy as that! Use the IP address to connect to your new Minecraft server!

Update: For Bedrock server select the latest Bedrock server available from the “Server Type” drop-down.

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Let’s Play Minecraft

If you want to join in on some Minecraft fun, we have a Bedrock server AND a Java Edition server so no matter what version you’re on you can join in on the fun.

Bedrock: (port may not be needed)

Java Edition:

We may start restricting who can join so if you’re not able to connect to the server please reach out to kidSumo or leave a comment below with your username and we’ll be sure to add you.

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Before the emoji…

Remember the days before emojis? No? I didn’t either until I accidentally stumbled across some old ASCII art that was displayed as the welcome message on an old server that I had setup years ago. Anyways, it inspired me to search for these one-liners because I had always been amused by the quirky results. Here’s a few examples and a link to the source where you can find more.










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