Linux on Windows has always been a bit of a mess when trying to mimic a Unix(MacOS) experience. Cygwin has been my de facto tool of choice to be able use all my linux tools from a command line however packages don’t always all work right and may not work as expected. There’s always the […]
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Where’s the /etc/hosts file in Windows?
It’s located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts last time I checked.
GIF – Pronunciation War Settled
For as long as I can remember there has always been uncertainty and scattered conversations about how the file format extenstion GIF is pronounced. I WIN!!! According to the articles below the creator of the file format intended it to be pronounced it JIF with a soft “G”. Woot! Woot! https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/index.html http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/battle-over-gif-pronunciation-erupts
Code Coverage tool for Eclipse
Easy plug and play install to get quick code coverage analysis on your project. Of course there’s more advanced usage and documentation on that coming soon. https://www.eclemma.org/index.html
Managing SSL Certs
If you want to install a certificate on your web server or any other type of server you must first obtain one. STEPS: Determine where you need to install the cert. It is generally the load balancer, proxy or server that a URL points to and that URL is used as the Common Name. You […]
Let’s Encrypt is “A nonprofit Certificate Authority providing TLS Certificates…” for FREE! Use ACME for automated cert management. Free certificate signing https://letsencrypt.org/ Setup Instructions https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntubionic-apache
What ports are being listened on?
Here are some examples of how to find out on a linux based system. Reference: https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/unix-linux-check-if-port-is-in-use-command/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]