Rackspace Encomium

There is nothing like configuring your own server to start getting a real understanding of how the guts of LAMP works. I’ve configured a lot of servers, but never built an entire Apache server from scratch before. Rackspace offers a cloud server for as little as $10 a month. One of the first things you’ll […]

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Best tech movie.

Tron: Legacy is supposed to be visually appealing, but staggeringly short on storyline. I’ll go see it in IMAX 3D, but it’s unlikely that I’ll bother with getting it afterwards. Oddly, the movies with the greatest stories are the ones I tend to wait to see. <br /> Are there any movies you’ve determined you’d […]

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How to SSH into your home computer to access media files, documents, processes, or anything else you might need

I wanted access to my home machine so I could access any files I want. Dropbox is pretty awesome, but if you’ve forgotten to put something in your Dropbox folder, you’ll be in deep trouble. (1) Run “sudo apt-get install openssh-server” at the command line. (2) Run “sudo cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.original”. This copies your original […]

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