Friday, May 7, 2010

Linode VPS

LinodeAfter over 10 years of having a dedicated server in one data center or another and paying the bill I decided to put those days behind me. And no, I’m not going to give up having an access to a Linux box on a high speed connection, nor am I planning giving up my root access to such a machine.

We’re simply moving to virtual hosting. Hosting has evolved considerably in the past several years and VPS business has matured to a point where it is a perfect solution for somebody like me. All the same benefits as having a dedicated server without the cost. My monthly bill is going to go down from $130 to $40. And that considering that $130 just came down to that number from $170 only a couple of months ago. Continue Reading
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home Infrastructure Updates

Office desk — Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5, Ubuntu 9.04.I haven’t done anything with our home network infrastructure in quite some time. Yesterday I decided to improve and utilize some of the resources.

Namely I updated our Linksys WRT54G router with new 3rd party firmware — Tomato to be exact. A vast improvement over the factory firmware — support for static DHCP, automatics dynamic DNS updates are among the new things.

Ubunutu 9.04.I also installed Ubuntu 9.04 onto our old WoW box that hasn’t been turned on in over a year. Nice to finally have a local Linux box again after all these years.

I also plan to do something about internet line redundancy in a near future and setup some security equipment around the house, but I’m guessing I will not going be posting about that.
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