Posts with the tag Internet

cherokee – A Very Fast and Small Webserver Software


Debian/Ubuntu offers Cherokee packages but they are quite outdated for the stable branch. So you may want to prefer the manual installation from source.

Manual Installation From Source

The easy way of installation:

wget && python install

or get the source and compile it yourself:


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Whois for IP on the Command Line and Online

If you want to know who is behind an IP address (or a domain name) you should use the command line tool whois, which Mac OS X, most Linux and BSD distributions ship. For example, if you want to get information on the IP


And the output...

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(Automated) Manual Backup of a WordPress Blog (Including the Database)

I wrote my own shell script to create a backup of this WordPress blog as I was not happy with the ready to use backup plugins for WordPress such as wp Time Machine.

The script creates two files during the backup process. One that contains all the files in...

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Web Based Open Source Genealogy Software





On Ubuntu:

  • Install package geneweb
  • Read /usr/share/doc/geneweb/index.htm
  • Run gwd, the geneweb daemon



more resources


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Install Opera


install Opera

sudo -i
echo "deb stable non-free"  >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
aptitude update
aptitude install opera

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Install Google Chrome

To add the gpg key and the ppa repository at once (works with Ubuntu>=9.10), do:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily

This is for the daily builds. If you want the beta versions instead, use:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/beta

Then install:

sudo aptitude install chromium-browser-l10n

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AqBanking CLI

AqBanking is used as a backend for gnucash and therefore very mature. It features a CLI to query CSV files of transactions and more.

There is a newer blog post on this subject: AqBanking CLI on Mac OS...

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My Recommended Firefox Plugins

All of the following Firefox addons can be found directly on the Mozilla Addons Site.

Extremely useful, improving your browsing experience

  • Adblock Plus This a great plugin to get rid of annoying ads of any kind on the web. It works against popups, flash banners, animated gifs any other text ads...

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Get nonfree Flash Player And Replace swfdec

sudo aptitude remove swfdec-mozilla
sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree

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DNS Lookup on The Terminal

Use the CLI programs host or dig to resolve domain names to IPs (and get some more information).

So when you run host for example you will get the answer has address has IPv6 address 2620:0:2d0:200::10

The output of the run of dig is more detailed:


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Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 9.04

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then add to the file:

# Google Chrome
deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

And add the sign-key to you keyring:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get...

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One Time Use Email Addresses

One time use email addresses can prevent your real email mailbox from beeing flooded with spam.


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Save Websites to Mirror a Browsable Version Using wget or webhttrack

using wget

wget -m -k -K -E

If this command seems to run forever, there may be parts of the site that generate an infinite series of different URLs. You can combat this in many ways, the simplest being to use the -l option to specify...

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