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by Rudd-O published 2008/12/07 07:20:18 GMT+0, last modified 2016-05-24T14:26:11+00:00
Get to know the wonderful world that Linux and free software enthusiasts have created!
How to really speed up Web serving (and Plone) for your iPhone readers How to really speed up Web serving (and Plone) for your iPhone readers
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Web servers (especially Plone, by default) work wonders in combination with an HTTP accelerator such as Varnish or Squid. But your iPhone readers are out of luck because of a grave bug on MobileSafari -- Plone sites are especially slow like molasses on the iPhone. Don't worry, here's a trick that will solve it.

The history meme
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

This is what my bash history file contains.

dpkg is braindead. Jason, you're wrong.
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

A flamefest has erupted between the PackageKit developers and the dpkg developers. All because dpkg has a technical deficiency that needs to be solved right away, yet the dpkg developers refuse to.

Monitoring Dirvish backup servers using Nagios
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Dirvish is an excellent disk-based rotating backup application. Nagios is a fabulous service monitor. Combine the two using this Nagios plugin and you will know, at all times, the status of your latest backup run.

How PulseAudio works
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:41 PM

In an effort to better understand how each of the PulseAudio components interact with each other, I’ve done a small diagram that roughly shows how each component connects and interacts:

The myth of the thousand updates for Linux, debunked
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

For the last six months, I’ve been reading article after article spewing the same bovine manure: Look at how many updates Distribution X issued! How can it be more secure than Windows? Let’s bury that stupidity under a ton of facts:

The ultimate Linux audio hack
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

Hang on to your hats, because what I’m about to show you, you just don’t see every day. As a matter of fact, I’m positive you haven’t seen it in your life, and let’s hope you don’t have to.

A cursory look into KDE 4 file management: Dolphin beta
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

Windows has Explorer. Mac OS has Finder. GNOME has Nautilus. And KDE had, up to a number of months ago, Konqueror. Now, together with the up-and-coming KDE 4, a simple file manager named Dolphin takes on file management. So how does Dolphin stack up?

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