2016 behind, 2017 forward

With a year drawing to a close, I have a habit of looking back at my goals I set for myself, see how I have done, and set goals for the new year. My new year’s resolution for 2017 will be 1920×1080 (same as last year). I wish I could upgrade it to 5k, but […]

Day after Thanksgiving ritual

My wife and I adopted a tradition on the day after Thanksgiving – after a full night’s sleep – we visit stores and go shopping around 10am. Yes, the lines are still crazy, but the people who woke up at 5am to wait in line are already gone. With grandparents watching our children, it is […]

So the Cubs won the world series

I am still in shock that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in Baseball which ended their 108 year drought. Last time the Cubs won the world series, they won it back-to-back. I can expect nothing less this time around. ?

A journey to LFCE

I began my Linux hobby in 1999. I was given a CD of RedHat Linux which I installed on an old computer. At first use, it was slow and buggy and uninstalled in favor of Windows 98. I installed Debian a few months later and discovered I could install a different desktop environment – KDE […]

Hobby vs responsibility

One of my hobbies is video gaming. In my teen years, I would spend on average of 60-80 hours a week playing either Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2, or any other Valve software title. It was not until I went to college and got a job when my average went to 30-40 hours a week. […]

Common problems with Web Developers configuring LAMP/LEMP

I am a SysAdmin who likes to code. I would say I know a fair amount of web developing, but do not understand it like a web developer uunderstands it. I think the reverse is true as well – web developers know how to set up a LAMP/LAMP stack, but they do not understand it […]

Refreshing Ruby Knowledge

I see a trend in system administration tasks moving toward the Ruby programming language. Yes, you can still code in Perl, Python, Shell, etc., but Ruby seems to be growing in popularity as a choice in scripting language. It should be – it is certainly easier to type and it has a big community to […]

5 Things to do after installing X

Congratulations, you have installed X! Here are 5 things to do right now: 1. Change your background 2. Install needless software 3. Customize your font size 4. Take a screenshot 5. Share about your experience on social media! This post is mainly a response to all of those 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu […]

Post this week

I messed up on the post this week. It had a previous date when I clicked submit. I wrote an article on the next generation web stack (LEMP) with SSL.

The greatest story ever told

The greatest story ever told is how an Almighty God came down to earth, lived a perfect life, and offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world (past, present, and future). This is what the Easter weekend represents. There is a penalty for sin which must be paid. Jesus paid that […]

Sunday is awesome

Sunday is so awesome that cron repeats it! (0,7)

High performant chat application

In a fictitious world where I started my own company and developed a LEMP-stack chat application, this is how I would do it in 2016: I would use WebSockets as the protocol in which data is being sent to and from the server. WebSockets has built-in support by nginx (since version 1.3). For caching, I […]

How to fix Error: Transaction check error with dnf/yum

When a dnf or yum process gets interrupted, you may get the below error: Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test The downloaded packages were saved in cache until the next successful transaction. You can remove cached packages by executing ‘dnf clean packages’. Error: Transaction check error: file /usr/share/doc/avahi-libs/README from install of avahi-libs-0.6.32-0.4.rc.fc23.i686 […]

To-do for 2016

As an IT worker, I have to re-learn my position every 3 years. This is due to the fact that Microsoft releases a new version (of their Server software, Exchange, office suite, etc.), or there has been a technology shift from one Linux specialty to another. To combat this change and to stay ahead of […]

Read the Bible this year

Most Christians read the Bible every day. Bible reading schedules are either in paper form only or there is a charge in obtaining the digital copy of one. Such was the case for my wife. She liked the McCheyne reading schedule which takes you through the new testament twice and the old once. A digital […]