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Going Live with a Linux Server

Based on past mistakes by myself and others, here is a check-list before putting a Linux (or other Unix) server online:

Run memtest86+ (or an equivalent program for other architectures) before going live, ideally run it before installing the OS. Run it again every time you upgrade the RAM. Reboot the machine after every significant […]

Personal SEO

One problem many people encounter is the fact that they don’t appear on Google and other search engines the way that they like. If you have an uncommon name which is not referenced in any popular web pages then a single mention in a popular site can immediately become the top hit, this may not […]

How to Report an Email Problem

In my work I often receive problem reports from clients regarding their email service, here is some advice to help get the problem fixed as fast as possible:

Firstly problems sending mail and problems receiving mail are often unconnected and should be reported separately. If only one aspect of a problem is reported then probably […]

Hotel Rooms vs Apartments

One option that is often overlooked is the possibility of staying in an apartment instead of a hotel room. The difference (which is not always reflected in the name) is that a hotel room usually will have a fridge that is mostly filled with over-priced drinks and has no facilities for cooking and often no […]

Public Transport in Melbourne

Tickets for Melbourne public transport can be purchased on any bus or tram. The trams have vending machines which only accept coins so you must have sufficient coins to pay for your ticket. Neither buses nor trams sell the cheaper tickets.

Tickets have to be validated every time you get on a bus or tram. […]

Unique Names

Prior to wide-spread use of the Internet it was reasonable to expect that if you had a family name that was not really common and a given name that was also not really common then you might never meet someone else with the same combination of first and last names as yourself. I have never […]

Mobile Phone Safety

Safety Benefits of Mobile Phones

The benefits of being able to call emergency services from any location are obvious. It’s also a benefit for children to be able to call their parents at any time and without the need for change.

The ability to send videos and pictures that is included in all recent mobile […]

Computer Related Power Use

Below are some test results of other devices related to computers. Eventually I aim to discover some information on the best types of switches, hubs, and monitors to use for power. I include the air-filter because I believe that every small server room (IE one that doesn’t have tens of thousands of dollars spent on […]

Conditions of Sending Email

The conditions of sending mail to my server are as follows:

A signature will in no way restrict my use of your message. You sent the message to me because you want me to read it (it was not mis-sent, my mail server does not accept mis-addressed mail). I will keep the message as long […]

Blog License

The contents of my blogs (unless otherwise noted) are licensed under a non-commercial share-alike license. This means (among other things) that you may not put my content on a web page that contains Google AdWords or any other similar advertising, and you may not use any automated system to take an RSS feed from my […]