35 Open Source Apps for Mac Users

Yes, you read that right. No matter what the warlords at Apple may tell you, you can run open source apps even if you are using Mac OS, which itself is closed source….

Sending Emails From Terminal Using Gmail Account

Linux terminal is one of the coolest tools I’ve ever come across. If you are also a fan of the terminal, and are a Gmail user, you should like this article. Note: I’ve…

Time to schedule your backups properly

BackWPup: The All-in-one WordPress Files and DB Backup Utility

Your Web server is somehow nuked — could be anything from an attack to a silly mistake from the webmaster. Maybe the only way to get back on track is to restore the…

Dealing with post revisions in WordPress Database

Dealing with WordPress Post Revisions

Did you know WordPress, like a good boy, saves all post/page revisions in your DB — by default — for those just-in-case situations where you might need to revert to an old version?…

Dynamic device management made easy with udev

Some Nifty udev Rules and Examples

Connecting flash drives, hard disks, cameras or mobile phones to your Linux system has never been so easy and manageable, thanks to udev, developed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kay Sievers and Dan Stekloff. First…

Grep me out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Grep: Basics and Regular Expressions

Grep is one among the system administrator’s “Swiss Army knife” set of tools, and is extremely useful to search for strings and patterns in a group of files, or even sub-folders. This article…

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM

Bandwidth Throttling with NetEM Network Emulation

NetEM (Network Emulation) provides functionality for testing protocols, by emulating the network properties of wide-area networks. This article describes the use of NetEM in benchmarking the performance of a Web application, simulating Internet-like…

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

GNU Make in Detail for Beginners

Have you ever peeked into the source code of any of the applications you run every day? Ever used make install to install some application? You will see make in most projects. It…

Presentation time!

Browser Point: Make HTML Presentations with Jekyll and Hyde

Often times a lot of websites require certain form of presentation to demonstrate a product or to simply get their point across. Previously, such websites have been using Flash or embedded videos for…

Graphs with Open Flash Charts

Draw Great Graphs with Open Flash Charts, Part 3

In the earlier parts of this series, we looked at using Open Flash Charts (OFC) to create great-looking bar charts and pie charts. In this part, let us look at how to create…

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