Manage and Update Windows apps just like a Mac with Allmyapps! Apple iTunes style app store for Windows!
As you can probably tell from this blog i'm definitely in love with Linux, but unfortunately that doesn't mean I can use it exclusively. On one of my laptops I run Windows 8 as a daily driver, and don't have too many complaints (like Vista buaha what a joke), but just the other day I found Allmyapps and it has made my Windows experience just a little bit better. The gripe I always had with Windows was there wasn't any real repositories, or "app stores" to manage your apps ... it was up to the application to tell you when an update was available, but if you didn't run that app, chances are you would know how outdated it really is. Well thanks to Allmyapps that is a thing of the past...and this review is definitely not a sales pitch I can promise you that.
Recently when working on setting up a laptop for a couple technicians I kept running into this error with Windows Updates. Tried running the troubleshooter, even checked disk for errors but couldn't come up with a solution. Turns out it's actually a lot easier to fix than I thought. I was getting this error because when the Windows 8 OEM Dell laptop was joined to the domain, it automatically setup the WSUS (Windows Update Services) to an internal Windows Update server. The laptop specifically told me that my Windows Update were "Managed by your System Administrator". In my case this server was a test server, which was no longer online. I wanted to revert back to the Microsoft Update servers, and here's how to do it.
Recently when working on an OpenVZ container I was attempting to create a backup. While doing so I kept running into a problem where the server wouldn't let me unmount the container in order to create the backup. The error you may see in this instance would say "Can't umount /var/lib/vz/root/OpenVZID device or resource busy", or "Can't umount /var/lib/vz/root/100: Device or resource busy TASK ERROR: command 'vzctl umount 100' failed: exit code 51", in this case the container being 100. Here's how I was able to fix it ...
Love Pandora, Spotify, Slacker, Grooveshark, iTunes? Google Play Music now available, and simply amazing…could be solution to piracy.
Do you love being able to search for any song on Grooveshark and play it whenever you want? What about creating a radio station from one of those songs? Google has just released their Google Play Music which will now allow you to stream unlimited songs, skip as many times as you want, and it only costs $7.99 a month. I can't explain in words how awesome this is, but i'll try.
Tutorial How to build the Ultimate Bootable Custom USB Flash Drive with Multiple ISOs for Windows, Linux, Etc, and PortableApps for Windows Desktop.
If you're like me at all you probably have more flash drives than you want to carry around, especially when they could all probably fit on one. After my old 64GB flash drive took a dump I decided to purchase a new 64GB flash drive with USB 3.0 and compatibility for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. When I got the new flash drive I was determined to figure out a way to get rid of my bulky CD case and just carry this one drive around with me. That means getting rid of all my Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13...I think you get the point. The problem is there's no real easy way to create a flash drive that can store all of these, and boot into any of your choosing, and still be functional under Windows when using it for troubleshooting or repairing workstations...until now.
So i'm sure you've seen those Y splitters you can purchase online that are used for instances where maybe you want to have two headphones hooked up to a phone or laptop...but what about when you want to have two outputs going to one input? You could in theory just hook it up in reverse, but then you are risking damaging those devices and i'm sure you don't want to ruin something worth hundreds or thousands of dollars just to save a couple bucks. Say you want to have your laptop and desktop connected to your speakers...but the speakers only have one input, that's the idea behind this...you can purchase switches out there that require you to manually change the input, but that wouldn't work for me. So here's how I built my own for only a couple bucks...
How to use GIT to stash (backup or save) changes, compare files in stash for changes, and restore a single file from stash
So say you have software running on a server that you used "git pull" to get from a GitHub project. You only use the software and need to make minor changes to work with your particular setup, meaning you don't submit any updates to the GitHub project. Well what happens when you want to update that software? All those changes you make is going to cause issues, right? Well maybe, but that's where git stash will come in handy for you...
Yesterday WHMCS released an announcement that there was a security vulnerability with the Google Checkout module in the 5.0 - 5.1.2 versions of WHMCS. This vulnerability can permit a malicious user to inject SQL via the Google Checkout module.
Google’s Transparency, Maps Style Inside Street View of Data Center, and a free Windows 7 Google Data Centers Theme
As we all know Google is just simply amazing. By far the leader in innovation and creation and plays a part in almost everybody's daily life. I am as excited about Google as I am about Open Source code, and there isn't any other company in the world that makes me tingle inside with happiness like Google does. Anyways, within the past month or so Google has started to release pictures and give a real insight on their data centers and just transparency in general (which I think EVERY company should take a good hard look at) and that inspired me to create a quick and easy Windows 7 theme with all the Data Center pictures.
yum install php-pear
yum install pcre-devel httpd-devel
yum install php-devel
yum install gcc
php -i | grep php.ini
pear config-set php_ini /etc/php.ini
pecl config-set php_ini /etc/php.ini
pear install pecl/apc
rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm (64 bit)
rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm (32 bit)
yum install memcached libmemcached-devel zlib-devel
pecl install memcache
service httpd restart