setting up an unreal irc server on centos 6

Ever want to run an IRC server? I recently set one up at irc.datente.com using a Digital Ocean VM running CentOS 6.5 x64. Here’s what I did, if you want to replicate the process for yourself (full documentation available from Unreal’s website): acquire CentOS 6.5 x64 server (as I mentioned, I used Digital Ocean) `yum … Continue reading setting up an unreal irc server on centos 6

group admin in the era of facebook

Along the difficulties of initially building a good group/community, comes the hassles of managing said [virtual] community – especially on the book of the face. I am a coadmin on the Ontario & Western Railways Historical Society Inc Facebook group. My friend Peter is a coadmin of the Linux Mint group. Something both of us have noticed … Continue reading group admin in the era of facebook

make your accomplishments seem effortless – law 30 – #48laws by robert greene

Law 30 Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease. All the toil and practice that go into them, and also all the clever tricks, must be concealed. When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of the revealing how hard you work – it only raises … Continue reading make your accomplishments seem effortless – law 30 – #48laws by robert greene

extended file attributes with ext[2|3|4]

Most Unix/Linux users, and – hopefully – all admins are familiar with the standard 9 bits of permissions typically supported on various *nix file systems: ——— rwxrwxrwx uuugggooo Where “u”, “g”, and “o” indicate “user”, “group”, and “other” while “rwx” indicates whether the item can be read, written, or executed. Also of note are file ownerships in … Continue reading extended file attributes with ext[2|3|4]

kaching

I had been playing with a fun stock market simulator/investing application on Facebook until yesterday. It was called kaching (now defunct). The authors decided to focus their efforts on their for-pay service, kaching.com, and drop the free app on facebook. That’s all well and good – folks making money does not bother me. What does … Continue reading kaching