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HP and Linux

July 14, 2011

Nearly 20 years ago, a university student from Finland posted a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup: From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds) Subject: What would you like to see most in minix? Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT Hello everybody out there using minix – I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be […]

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Free Two-Factor Auth for your Servers and VPNs

June 23, 2011

Last week, I wrote about bitcoin and its reliance on exchanges such as Mt. Gox. A few days later, Mt. Gox had a few more “issues” including their entire user database being leaked to the Internet. In various online discussions afterwards, the use of two-factor authentication came up repeatedly. I wondered if there was a […]

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It’s time to move on from CentOS

April 11, 2011

Friday, a mere three months after Red Hat announced general availability of RHEL 5.6, CentOS 5.6 has been officially released. For those unfortunate enough to still be running CentOS, however, it’s time to move on. Those of you who have been around for a while may recall that the CentOS project sprang up out of […]

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Using etckeeper with git on Ubuntu

February 18, 2011

Though I think we would all agree that it’s important, the unfortunate fact is that myself and other members of my “team” don’t necessarily document things as well as we always should. I’m fairly certain that a lot of knowledge would be gone forever if one of us fell asleep in a bathtub and drown […]

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