Syncing Directories with Multiple Computers

I have a laptop, a workstation, and a server at home that I use daily. I also have a collection of code, documents, and music that are useful to have locally on all three -- especially the laptop when traveling. For a while I would just copy files over the network ...

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Cheap fetchmail Trick

I've had a pretty advanced email system running at home (Postfix, SpamAssassin, Dovecot, Fetchmail) for over a year. The original goal was spam filtering for some 10 year old POP3 mail accounts from my old ISP that were heavily spammed. I couldn't be more pleased with the system ...

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Gentoo 2007.0 Released!

"The Gentoo project is pleased to announce the much-delayed release of Gentoo Linux 2007.0. This release met with several delays due to an abnormally high number of security vulnerabilities in large packages which had to be rebuilt using the newer, secure versions of the packages." A new installer, and ...

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Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Released

Linux Kernel 2.6.21 has been announced. Linus writes: "So the big change during 2.6.21 is all the timer changes to support a tickless system (and even with ticks, more varied time sources). Thanks (when it no longer broke for lots of people ;) go to Thomas Gleixner ...

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Building NAS, Part 2

Building your own Network Attached Storage server

In an earlier post, I discussed what was necessary to cable 1U servers up with power to run SATA drives. Next, you'll need some drives and a controller if you have not already purchased them.

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The SATA controller you select is ...

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IBM xSeries 330 (x330) SATA Retrofit

This post documents the process of putting SATA hard disks into older 1U servers. At first, I thought it would be quick and easy but I will share some of the pitfalls I experienced along the way.

I acquired a pair of x330 servers this summer, basically missing only the ...

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"Hello, World!"

Well, I've decided to install WordPress and use it to run my personal domain. I've been putting off programming my own CMS for some time, and it really doesn't seem worth the time these days. WordPress recently released version 2.1, which has quite a bit of ...

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