When I first started using the Bristol – Bath cycle path I was frustrated by the lack of decent maps. Most of the ones I’ve come across that show the exits of the bike path are schematics, like maps of the London tube. It can be pretty hard to figure out how that ties into […]Read more "Map of the Bristol – Bath cycle path"
From Stu’s Tuesday Challenge: Take a bunch of photos without using any kind of viewfinder or checking the images on the rear screen afterwards. Post your best one of the week! I had a barbecue with Hana and a couple of friends on Bristol Downs today. Seemed an ideal time to take photos, and when […]Read more "Viewfinder optional"
In this guide, we will set up your home Linux server to share files in a Windows-friendly format. This is ideal for interacting with Windows PCs on your network, or for generic appliances such as media streaming boxes. First we install Samba: [root@zeus ~]# yum install samba Before we configure Samba, you need to think […]Read more "Windows file sharing on a Linux server"
Overview This guide will attempt to show you how to build your own home server. I’ve included sections that I believe would be useful to home users, without over-complicating things. I’ve tried to make this guide accessible enough for people who are new to Linux, too. We will assume that the core function of this […]Read more "Building a Linux home server, gateway, firewall & router"
This guide is particularly aimed at novice owners of Linux servers at home, such as the one described in a guide on this blog. A transparent web proxy caches web content without having to make any changes on the clients on the network. For a proxy to run transparently, it must be running on a […]Read more "Setting up squid as a transparent proxy"
For those of you who read my earlier post, Ubuntu Netbook Remix on an EeePC 701, you’ll know that I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) on my other half’s EeePC 701. The clue is very much in the name. Initially I was sceptical of using it myself. I’m a Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora […]Read more "More on Ubuntu Netbook Remix"
What with the sunny weather this bank holiday, this glass of orange juice was most welcome.Read more "A refreshing drink"