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Step into the mind of a long-time developer, long-time server manager, and full-time geek 🙂

These are the step that I took to create a SVN server using CentOS 7, while attaching drives as repositories instead of creating a monstrous system drive and importing everything there. If you follow to a "T", you too can have the play-ground I have =) I will lay out my exact steps, including creating the virtual machine I used for this.  If you are currently using a VM or dedicated machine then you can skip those steps.  I imagine this would work on CentOS 5 and up, but don't quote me on that. 1.       Create VirtualBox Virtual Machine a.       Have a CentOS ISO ready                                                                i.      I chose v7 as the latest b.      Setup with 20G hard disk, Bridged Networking, 4G Ram, 2 Processors,…

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Been awhile since I've posted anything... holy moly has it! So, as I am sure most of you are aware, I am a programmer/developer by heart and soul, so it was only a matter of time before I started (finally) getting into doing some tweaking for Android devices.  As a result, I have made up a set of "tweaks" for my Note 3 that have it running creamy smooth like buttah ;) It all started with my Galaxy S4 actually, but since i don't have that beast anymore, I did it for my Note 3. What does it do Kev? Vacuum's SQLite every 4 days Zip-Aligns all User Data APK's every 3 days (if you choose) Cleans Caches, Logs, Tombstones, etc... every week Tweaks Your…

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Well kiddies time for another installment into my mind. :) Today I am going to tell you how I managed to install Windows 2008 R2 Server on a virtual machine on my Ubuntu Server.  Being a developer jack-of-all-trades I needed to have a very stable environment for some of the sites I develop, but still allow myself to develop for Microsoft. Yes, I went the ways of Linux...  infinately more stable as a server environment than windows is ;) You too can still have and develop for windows even if you have a Linux box.  It's not that hard to do, but it's also not that easy, there were times when I was ready to throw my machines to the wind. Here's how I did…

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I have recently made the transition from Windows to the latest Ubuntu distro. After being a long time Micro$oft user/abuser I figured it was time :) As a result I am finding that things are much different now that I am on this platform and recently came up against converting a *.mp4 video to multiple other formats for use in embedding it in a web page. As a result, I wanted to make sure that I got these out here for all to use in case they ever need an easy place to find it. (actually, it's just so I can remember what to do LOL) So, in order to get a video to play across most browsers you need to first convert the movies…

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