Monthly Archives: January 2015

Salting your LXC Container Fleet

Saltstack is an awesome configuration management system that can make managing 10 to 10,000 servers very simple. Salt can be used to deploy, manage, configure, report around, and even troubleshoot all of your servers. It can also be used to … Continue reading

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Programming Sockets in Python

EDIT: I am sorry for derping out of control. When I initially published this post it was called “Programming Web Sockets in Python”, this is just flat out wrong. What we are making here is just a regular socket. Web … Continue reading

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Proxy Everything into a Linux Container with nginx

I previously wrote about setting up Node.js + Ghost in an Ubuntu LXC container and using Apache to proxy all web requests into that container. This works pretty well for the most part, but it seems like nginx is much … Continue reading

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UbuTab Case Study: How to be Taken Seriously

I was taking a look at the ubutab which is supposedly an upcoming Ubuntu/Android tablet that failed to meet its indegogo campaign goal last month. A couple of things about this site just make me sad. I see a lot … Continue reading

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Installing Node.js + Ghost in an Ubuntu 14.04 LXC Container

I had to set up a blog for an interaction design course that I am taking this semester. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to play with Node.js and work with the absolutely beautiful Ghost blogging platform. I … Continue reading

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Integrate ownCloud in Ubuntu with Symbolic Links

Ever since I switched to ownCloud last year I have pretty much stopped using my local file system for any personal documents or media. This is especially handy since I typically used several different computers in a given day. The … Continue reading

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User Interfaces

I am taking a Human Computer Interaction course this semester which I am really looking forward to! We were assigned a whole bunch of reading but one article that I really enjoyed was Jef Raskins comments on User Interfaces. It … Continue reading

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Removing a Public Facing User Page in OS X Server Wiki

OS X Server has some pretty neat tools that are easy to set up and use for a team collaboration. The problem is that some of these tools are a bit quirky, especially when it comes to removing users or … Continue reading

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Debian LXDE hide other menu directory

LXDE is an awesome, light weight, and customizable desktop environment that gets out of your way and lets you get to work! By default in Debian, the LXDE menu has an “Other” category which is filled with a whole bunch … Continue reading

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I am like 6 days late on my 2014 post

2014 was freaking awesome. I went to New Orleans for the first time, and then back again a few weeks later. It was an amazing city and I cannot wait to go back soon. I moved to a new department … Continue reading

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