Mon: Jan 27, 2014

Inside City’s Water Tanks, Layers of Neglect. I honestly didn't realize they were still in such active use.     #>

Gapps Manager. If you are playing around with ROMs for your phone you are going to need to grab the right version of Google Apps, this tells you what that should be.     #>

Playing God: The Loving Psychopath. Brilliant.


aptitude versus apt-get. Looks like the differences are moot with later versions of Ubuntu.     #>

How to Convert .BIN/.CUE Files to .ISO in Ubuntu. Bchunk didn't work (wrote too short of a track) but ccd2iso worked great, doesn't even require the .CUE track.     #>

A Conference Call in Real Life. Wow, no kidding!     #>

Should You Remove the Green Germ from Garlic? Depends on what you are using the garlic for it appears.     #>

At home I have a WDLiveTV box that I use for Netflix as well as for things I've downloaded. All of the downloaded items are stored on my desktop, which tends to bounce back and forth between Windows 7 and Mint Linux so the WD box bounces back and forth beween "Windows" and "Linux" shares. I figured it would be easier to just setup NFS on Windows so I could keep the same shares for the WD box regardless of what OS my desktop is booted into. Turns out that there is NFS Server for Cygwin. Unfortunately that's old and deprecated and simply not available in the 64-bit version of Cygwin. As an alternative there is haneWIN NFS Server, but it costs €19 which is a bit steep for what I'm looking for an NFS server to do. Finally there's also FreeNFS on Sourceforge. Ultimately I'm looking to build a small Micro-ATX based computer that I can just toss into the basement to do these duties, it'll have Linux on it so there's no real pressure to get NFS on the Windows side (bonus for building the basement box, I can move my Owncloud instance and TinyTinyRSS and do multiple things on a system I can add RAM and hard drive space to easily. Currently those two other functions are on a VPS and it's costly to upgrade.)     #>

Four Linux server monitoring tools, and also Linux-Dash. There's also an excellent and informative HN thread on server monitoring tools, well worth the read.     #>

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