Blog Category: TECH ๐Ÿ’ป

How to Make DNS Queries over HTTPS using Curl
Tutorial on how to make DNS queries over HTTPS using the DoH protocol. You do not need dig installed. ... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-03-10 }
How to install Python 3.12.2 on Debian 11 bullseye
Tutorial on installing Python 3.12.2 on Debian 11 bullseye from source. This involves configure, make and altinstall... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-03-02 }
How to Download and Extract URLs from Sitemaps using the Command Line
This blog post shows you how to download and extract URLs from a Google XML sitemap and do other things from the command line. We will use curl and wget.... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-02-28 }
Why is my IP Address Temporarily Blocked?
Sometimes, when you go to a website, you may get a message saying, 'Your IP address has been temporarily blocked' or something similar. This article explains why it happened and what steps you can take to resolve it and access those websites again.... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-02-09 }
How to install Python 3.12.2 from source
Tutorial on how to install Python 3.12.2 from source. configure, make, make install. Useful for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat and other Linux systems.... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-02-08 }
How to Use the jq Command for JSON Processing
Tutorial on how to use the jq command for processing JSON input. Includes curl and jq commands for getting URLs of photos taken by the Mars Perseverance Rover.... continue reading
{ updated: 2024-01-06 }
How to Enable HSTS in Nginx, Apache, Flask, NodeJS
This blog post shows how to enable HSTS in Nginx, Apache, Flask and NodeJS.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-12-09 }
How to Find SSL Certificate Expiration Date
This blog post shows how to find the SSL certification expiration date. This works for both remote websites and certificates stored locally.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-10-13 }
Why Are There Traffic Advice 404 Errors in My Web Server Logs?
This blog post shows you how to handle 404 not found errors for the file /.well-known/traffic-advice in your Nginx or Apache web server logs.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-10-01 }
How to check Facebook Login History and Activity
How to find who last logged in and used your Facebook account, along with the IP address, browser details and locations. If your Facebook account has been hacked or you suspect someone is accessing your Facebook account without your knowledge.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-08-30 }
Grep command in Linux and Unix with examples
Grep command in Linux and Unix with examples related to practical use, at work.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-08-26 }
How to encrypt and decrypt text files using Vim editor
This blog post shows you how to encrypt and decrypt text files using the built-in encryption support in the Vim editor. vim -x... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-08-10 }
How to find IP addresses from a hostname
This blog post shows how to get the IP addresses associated to a domain name using Linux or Unix.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-08-09 }
How to install Python packages offline
This tutorial shows you how to install Python packages if your computer is offline or the firewall prevents connection to pypi.org.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-02-26 }
How to install and setup a Minecraft Server
Tutorial on installing and setting up a Minecraft server on your computer.... continue reading
{ updated: 2023-01-01 }
Modify column name in SQLite
Blog post on how to change a column name or modify column data type in SQLite.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-10-18 }
Generate Self-Signed SSL certificate using OpenSSL in one line
How to create self-signed SSL certificate in one command. This generates ssl certificate and key.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-10-16 }
Free Heroku Alternatives
Heroku is removing their free product plans and inactive accounts. This is a list of Heroku alternatives with free plans. Includes AWS, Google App Engine (Google Cloud) and others.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-09-02 }
What is a MAC Address? Everything about MAC addresses
Introduction to MAC addresses. MA-L, MA-M and MA-S blocks, OUI, OUI-36, IAB, MAC address in binary, MAC address cloning.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-08-31 }
What is an IP Address?
Basic article about IP addresses, IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, subnetting, broadcast and multicast, IP addresses in email headers and so on. This was written from a beginner's perspective.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-08-24 }
How to find the IP address of the email sender in Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook Express, etc.
How to find the IP address of the email sender in Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook Express.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-07-25 }
How to see your Yahoo! Mail log activity
This is how to check if your Yahoo! Mail has been compromised or hacked. You can see the history of the last 20 login attempts... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-07-22 }
How to force Comcast IP address to change
Tutorial on how to force your Comcast IP address to change when using a Linksys router... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-07-22 }
How to send text messages for free from your email account
How to send SMS through email. This works only in the United States and Canada, and will be extended to other countries soon.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-07-13 }
How to secure your Facebook account with two-factor authentication
Tutorial on how to secure your Facebook account using two-factor authentication or 2FA.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-07-08 }
Install Visual Studio Code for Python development
Tutorial on how to install Visual Studio Code for development in Python. This includes installing of plugins.... continue reading
{ updated: 2022-06-22 }
Make FiOS gateway use OpenDNS
Tutorial on how to use OpenDNS servers on your Fios gateway.... continue reading
{ updated: 2020-06-03 }
How to Rename Local and Remote Git Branch
Tutorial on how to rename local and remote git branches... continue reading
{ updated: 2020-04-01 }
How to Unarchive Multiple .7z Files
How to Extract Multiple .7z Files Using the Command Line... continue reading
{ updated: 2017-05-30 }
Parsing Web Server Logs
Different ways of parsing web server logs. Finding unique IP addresses of visitors.... continue reading
{ updated: 2017-01-02 }
Various MySQL commands
MySQL commands for the client command line... continue reading
{ updated: 2016-08-01 }
Change the server date and time in CentOS
Change the server date and time in CentOS... continue reading
{ updated: 2016-07-25 }
Patching glibc CVE-2015-7547 Vulnerability
How to patch the glibc vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 in CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian... continue reading
{ updated: 2016-02-19 }
Disabling SELinux in CentOS 7
Nginx does not run with SELinux enabled. I had to disable it to allow the nginx process to run.... continue reading
{ updated: 2016-02-11 }
Stop Photos app from opening automatically when an iPhone or iPad is connected to the Mac
How do I disable the Photos app from automatically opening when my iPhone or iPad is connected to the Mac.... continue reading
{ updated: 2016-02-10 }
Stop Image Capture from opening when a new device is connected
How do I disable the Image Capture app from automatically opening when my iPhone or iPad is connected to the Mac.... continue reading
{ updated: 2015-04-02 }
Install Ruby on Rails from source
Article about installing Ruby from source and Rails for Mac OS, Debian and CentOS.... continue reading
{ updated: 2015-04-01 }
How to find UDID of iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Short tutorial on how to find the unique device identifier (UDID) of your iOS device - iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad... continue reading
{ updated: 2015-02-07 }
How to fix the shellshock bash bug vulnerability in bash shell
How to fix the shellshock bash bug vulnerability in bash shell... continue reading
{ updated: 2014-09-29 }
How to install Windows 7 on VirtualBox
Guide on how to install Windows 7 on VirtualBox virtual machine.... continue reading
{ updated: 2014-09-08 }
Mac OS X Terminal: Keyboard word shortcut
Mac Terminal shortcut to jump from word to word... continue reading
{ updated: 2014-09-07 }
RubyConf 2013
Arul's experiences at RubyConf 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.... continue reading
{ updated: 2013-11-12 }
Watch Starwars on the Terminal
Watch Starwars on the Terminal. Using Mac Terminal, PuTTY or any Linux/Unix console.... continue reading
{ updated: 2013-05-25 }
Profile Picture, Cover Photo and Other Image Dimensions
Comprehensive list of dimensions of photos and images in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and major social media websites.... continue reading
{ updated: 2013-04-19 }
VirtualBox: How to access guest (CentOS) webserver from the host (Mac OS X) on NAT
This is an article how to access guest (CentOS) webserver from the host (Mac OS X) using NAT and Host-Only networks.... continue reading
{ updated: 2013-01-29 }
Samsung Series 3 laptop: How to get BIOS boot menu to show DVD and USB devices
How to get boot menu to show DVD and USB devices in Samsung Series 3 laptops... continue reading
{ updated: 2013-01-02 }
How to reset your Verizon FiOS router password
Basic tutorial on reseting your Verizon FiOS router password to the default one.... continue reading
{ updated: 2011-01-20 }
How to reset admin password on Mac OS X
Tutorial to reset the admin password on Mac OS X (Leopard or Snow Leopard).... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-12-14 }
How to create an SSH connection without a password
This tutorial shows you How to create an SSH connection without a password. Useful for ssh, scp and cron jobs that require password-less logins.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-10-04 }
I cannot insert a CD or DVD into my MacBook's slot load SuperDrive
How to insert a CD/DVD into a troublesome superdrive in your MacBook... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-09-12 }
HISTORY shell variable management in Unix/Linux
HISTORY shell variable management in Unix/Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-06-23 }
Convert docx to doc in Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard
Convert docx to doc in Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-06-01 }
How to eject CD/DVD from your MacBook or iMac
How to eject CD/DVD from your MacBook or iMac. drutils, diskutil, drag-drop to trash can... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-06-01 }
How to rename multiple files in Unix or Linux
How to rename multiple files in Unix or Linux from the prompt.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-06-01 }
Play Prince of Persia on Ubuntu Linux using DOSBox
How to play Prince of Persia and other games on Ubuntu Linux using DOSBox.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-05-01 }
Detect iPad in PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Nginx, Apache, Lighttpd
How to detect if the visitor is using an iPad. Programming in PHP, Perl and JavaScript. Server configuration for nginx, apache, lighttpd. .... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-04-10 }
Installing Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox
Installing Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox. Linux guest on Windows host.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-03-01 }
Cron Task Scheduling
How to schedule tasks with cron.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-03-01 }
Quick references for tar, gzip and bzip2
Quick reference commands to using tar, gzip and bzip2. Archive and uncompress tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 files.... continue reading
{ updated: 2010-01-01 }
(128)Network is unreachable: connect to listener
(128)Network is unreachable: connect to listener. Apache error.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-11-10 }
Unix find command with examples and common usage
Unix find command with examples and common usage.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-09-01 }
Configuring Nginx to forward PHP requests to Apache mod_php
HOWTO: Nginx to forward PHP requests to Apache mod_php.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-07-03 }
How to forward Nginx Perl requests to Apache mod_cgi
How to forward Perl (.pl) requests in Nginx web server to Apache mod_cgi.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-07-01 }
Configuring Nginx to include PHP FastCGI support
How to configure Nginx to include PHP FastCGI support.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-07-01 }
Configuring Nginx web server
Configuring Nginx web server. nginx.conf tweaks.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-07-01 }
Installing Nginx web server
Installing Nginx web server for Debian/Ubuntu/RedHat Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-07-01 }
How to rescue your files if Windows is busted
Rescue your important files if Windows is corrupted. Burn to CD or transfer to a remote location using System Rescue CD, Scp,Xfburn,gparted.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-04-01 }
Solaris Commands
Some frequently used Solaris commands. Useful for System Administrators.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-01-01 }
Hacking your Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router with DD-WRT firmware
How to hack the Linksys WRT54G or WRT54GL Wireless-G router and install DD-WRT firmware.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-01-01 }
How to remove CTRL M characters
This is a tutorial on how to remove the Control-M character ^M at the end of line. This usually happens when you save the file in Windows.... continue reading
{ updated: 2009-01-01 }
How to use the HTTP commands GET and HEAD
How to use GET and HEAD commands on the command line.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-12-01 }
How to compress your webpages
How to compress webpages using gzip or deflate. Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd web servers.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-12-01 }
Test for SSL version
How to test for SSL version.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-10-01 }
How to save a document or webpage as PDF
How to save a document DOC, PUB, webpage, etc as PDF.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-04-01 }
apt-get and dpkg commands in Debian
Some useful apt-get commands and resources.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-04-01 }
How to handle X11 Forwarding using SSH
How to handle X11 Forwarding using SSH and Xming.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-01-01 }
How to install Ubuntu 7.10 Edition v1.0 on your Sony PSP
Install Ubuntu 7.10 version 1.0 on your Sony PSP.... continue reading
{ updated: 2008-01-01 }
How to set up your own website with domain hosting
How to get domain hosting and set up your own web site.... continue reading
{ updated: 2007-11-30 }
Windows Hacks, Tips and Tricks
This page contains Windows hacks and many tips on how to do things that are traditionally not displayed in the usual options in Windows.... continue reading
{ updated: 2007-01-01 }
SSI Includes
How to embed CGI files and other files in HTML files using SSI includes.... continue reading
{ updated: 2007-01-01 }
.htaccess tutorial with mod_rewrite
Using and editing .htaccess file for configurations. .... continue reading
{ updated: 2007-01-01 }
Installing X Window on Debian
Installing X Window and Window Manager on Debian. Xorg.... continue reading
{ updated: 2006-01-01 }
My Linux Settings and Configuration Files
My Linux box settings are listed here, they include configuration files tcshrc, xmodmap, grub.conf, init.d files.... continue reading
{ updated: 2006-01-01 }
Changing file system from Ext2 to Ext3 in Debian
How to upgrade file system in Linux, How to install Debian Linux on your computer.... continue reading
{ updated: 2005-01-01 }
File transfer using Linux or Unix
File transfer programs to use in Linux or Unix.... continue reading
{ updated: 2005-01-01 }
Installing Applications and Servers in Debian GNU/Linux
Installing Applications and Servers in Debian Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-12-01 }
How to uninstall the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
How to uninstall the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (JVM).... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-12-01 }
Upgrading the kernel in Debian
Upgrading the kernel to 2.6.16.x in Debian Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-12-01 }
How to Dual Boot with Linux and Windows XP
How to dual boot Windows XP with Linux. How to remove Grub and LILO.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-12-01 }
How to change boot sequence between Windows and Linux
Changing boot sequence between Windows and Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-12-01 }
How to install Debian GNU/Linux on your computer
How to install Debian GNU/Linux on your computer.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-11-30 }
Cell phone secrets and tricks for Sony Ericsson T610
How to get more out of your Sony Ericsson T610 cell phone: unlocking, tricks, shortcuts, IMEA code.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-04-01 }
Emacs Commands
Summary of essential emacs commands. Useful for beginners and regular users.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-01-01 }
Important and useful Linux and Unix commands
Some important and useful commands I learnt while installing Linux.... continue reading
{ updated: 2004-01-01 }