Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Install the command line virtual assistant Betty in Ubuntu 14.04

Collected July 29th, 2014 by matias

July 28, 2014, 1:26 PM — Betty is an application similar to Siri and Google now. It turns your command line into a virtual assistant. Unlike Siri or Google Now, Betty doesn’t take voice commands. But you can type your text into the command line and she’ll answer you. See the screenshot below for examples [...]

Ubuntu is closed, but the cook has moved to 4th Down Grill

Collected July 29th, 2014 by matias

click to enlarge When Troost Avenue had a streetcar line, in the first half of the last century, it had dozens of small, independently owned restaurants, cafes and cafeterias. Now, if you don’t count the fast-food outlets, the pickings for any dining venue are pretty spartan. And recently, another culinary entrepreneur on the city’s historic [...]

Canonical Rolls Out Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Updates

Collected July 28th, 2014 by matias

Just days after marking the end of life of Ubuntu 13.10, Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, the newest version of its open source Linux operating system for desktops, servers, the cloud and (coming soon, maybe) mobile devices. This update is a point release that brings a series of updates, none of them particularly momentous [...]

GOG’s Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE

Collected July 26th, 2014 by matias

GOG’s Mistaken Giveaway, Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and Wayland in KDE by Susan Linton – Jul. 25, 2014Comments (0) <!– 1 2 3 4 5 203 Votes –> Related Blog Posts 2014′s Best Distros, Buncha New Games, and Fedora Delayed Clone Attack, Tails Rebased, and Banana Pi? KDE’s the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules New [...]

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

July 25, 2014, 11:00 AM — Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been out for a while now, and most people have probably upgraded already. Now it’s time for another Ubuntu upgrade, albeit a much smaller one. Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS has been released. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS fixes many bugs and also includes security [...]

EasyEngine – An Auto Installer Script For Managing WordPress

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

Jul 24, 2014, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s]) (Other stories by Anonymous) EasyEngine (ee) is a Linux shell-script to install and manage wordpress-nginx websites in one go. Using EasyEngine, you can install Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Postfix, phpMyAdmin and their dependencies in one shot easily without the help of a System administrator. It makes very easy to install [...]

This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Voting 9025; .Kaufen 4325; Consulting …

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

Yesterday a bunch of new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA)  meaning domain names can be registered live on a first come first serve basis. All total include any Sunrise registrations and any Landrush/Early Access Program (EAP) registration which took place before GA: .Voting 9.025 .Kaufen which is German for the word “Buy” had 4,325 [...]

Nginx Plus r4 Improves Web Server Security

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

The new release of the commercially supported open-source Web server locks down SSL security. Nginx, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Nginx Web server, is out today with a new release of its Nginx Plus server. The Nginx Plus r4 release provides users with new security and load balancing features. Nginx Plus is the [...]

The gTLD Explosion: Changes to Domain Names that All Businesses Should be …

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

The universe of domain names within the internet is undergoing radical change and businesses need to be aware of how to navigate in this new world. On June 20, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN�), the international non-profit corporation that oversees the domain name system in the internet, approved the launch [...]

Nginx's Web server update beefs up security and load balancing

Collected July 25th, 2014 by matias

Nginx Plus, the commercial edition of the open source Web server that’s elbowed out Apache HTTPD on many top-traffic sites, unveiled its fourth major version today. Officially named Nginx Plus r4, this new version is based on the 1.7.3 build of the open source edition of Nginx and continues in the tradition of adding enterprise- [...]

This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Kaufen 4325; Consulting 3852; Media …

Collected July 24th, 2014 by matias

Yesterday a bunch of new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA)  meaning domain names can be registered live on a first come first serve basis. All total include any Sunrise registrations and any Landrush/Early Access Program (EAP) registration which took place before GA: .Voting 9.025 .Kaufen which is German for the word “Buy” had 4,325 [...]

9 Advanced — and Ethical — Techniques for Spying on Your Competitors Online

Collected July 24th, 2014 by matias

Want to spy on your competitors? The information you need is publicly available and freely accessible. In this article, I’ll show you the tools and techniques that will allow you to scope out the competition. You can even use these tips to analyze your own site. You might discover some things that you didn’t know. [...]

Nginx Launches NGINX Plus Release 4

Collected July 24th, 2014 by matias

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Nginx, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced the next release of its commercially-supported web acceleration technology, NGINX Plus release 4 (r4). The latest version responds to industry needs to accelerate distributed applications, to securely connect to external services and to deploy application components easily across clouds [...]

How to Install Multiple Apps on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu

Collected July 24th, 2014 by matias

You’ve got a new iPhone, iPad or any other gadgets and you’re very excited about it, but before you can begin using it properly you’ll have to spend hours installing all your favourite software. If you could automate the installation process, you’d save a lot of time and get straight to doing what you bought [...]

Where Are the Registrars With New gTLDs on the Mobile Web?

Collected July 23rd, 2014 by matias

As mobile usage of the Internet continues to increase (cf. Mobile apps overtake PC Internet usage in U.S.), I’m anticipating that new gTLDs will provide a better link (pun intended) from an ad to the web, from the offline to the online, when people see a meaningful domain name that they can remember to lookup [...]

gTLD’s: Now It Gets Interesting: .Pics, .Pictures, Photo, .Photos

Collected July 23rd, 2014 by matias

Tomorrow the new gTLD .Pictures launches into general availability  status meaning it can be registered on a first come first served basis. We have been chatting about plural and singular new gTLD’s for a while as well as vertical competition but with the launch of this new domain name extension we can actually start to [...]

Linux / Unix logtop: Realtime Log Line Rate Analyser

Collected July 23rd, 2014 by matias

Jul 22, 2014, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s]) (Other stories by Anonymous) How can I analyze line rate taking log file as input on a Linux system? How do I find the IP flooding my Apache/Nginx/Lighttpd web-server on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux? Complete Story Article source: http://www.linuxtoday.com/upload/linux-unix-logtop-realtime-log-line-rate-analyser-140722134019.html

Amazon Settles a New gTLD Contention Set By Private Auction As Donuts Wins …

Collected July 22nd, 2014 by matias

        Amazon has apparently participated in its 1st new gTLD private auction losing .Group to Donuts. There were 5 applicants for the new gTLD .Group Amazon (AMZN) Donuts Top Level Design, LLC (Raymond King .Wiki .ink) Straat.co (related to former owner of the .Co Registry) Tucows.com (TCX) All applications other than Donuts [...]

How can you make your Pentium G3258 system cheaper? Run Ubuntu!

Collected July 22nd, 2014 by matias

Phoronix tested out the 20th Anniversary Pentium CPU on Ubuntu 14.10 and right off the bat were impressed as they managed a perfectly stable overclock of 4.4GHz on air.  Using Linux 3.16 and Mesa 10.2 they had no issues with the performance of the onboard GPU though the performance lagged behind the fast GPU present [...]

Install Linux kernel 3.14.13 in Ubuntu 14.04

Collected July 22nd, 2014 by matias

July 22, 2014, 1:11 PM — Linux kernel 3.14.13 has been released. You can view a full list of changes in kernel 3.14.13 in the LKML.org thread announcement of the new kernel. Highlights include better AMD Radeon driver support as well as more support for Intel’s Broadwell GPUs. Please note that the commands below are [...]

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