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Reset the net – Don’t ask for privacy, Take it back

A long overdue backlash against state spying (and NSA in particular) has some of the biggest websites on the internet joining forces with internet rights activists to unleash an unambiguous message. Don’t ask for privacy, take it back. Internet website and application owners are encouraged to adopt strong encryption based security measures to prevent spying …

Ubuntu network slow RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Realtek

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu, and found that my network was agonizingly slow. Installing the driver from the Realtek website fixed this. My card is RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller, but I imagine this will work for other versions too. The problem is that the default driver does not support this card well. Blacklist it. …

WordPress with MariaDB instead of MySQL

So I heard good things about MariaDB and decided to switch from MySQL to MariaDB. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL developed by the original developers of MySQL and it is intended to be a drop in replacement – meaning all your commands and databases from MySQL should continue to work seamlessly after the switch. …

Meteor::Socket bind: Address already in use at Meteor/Socket.pm line 115.

If, after installing meteor server, you get an error like Meteor::Socket bind: Address already in use at Meteor/Socket.pm line 115. when trying to start it up with ./meteord -d or /etc/init.d/meteord start, it means that you likely have another instance of meteor running. Unless you have changed ports around, you can kill the exising instance …