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Dr Paul Brewer

Owner: Economic and Financial Technology Consulting LLC eaftc.com

Open Source Projects:

armdisarm.com Unofficial HAMP Loan Modification Calculator

html5csv.js Javascript/JQuery lib for manipulating tabular data

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Amateur Radio Callsign KI6CQ


Feb
17
answered USB bootable verison of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)?
Feb
17
comment Wireless AAA for a small, bandwidth-limited hotel
If the phone lines aren't big enough, then why not satellite internet such as wildblue or hughesnet ?
Feb
17
comment Open source scripting log analysis: tools for breaking stderr log messages into groups (normal bugs vs abnormal) or looking at trends (we're getting less of this message and more of that one)
As a commercial product, this might be ok. I see they have a 'free' licensed version and a paid version. But is there a free, GPL version?
Feb
16
comment How To Automatically Login To Ubuntu On Amazon's EC2 Service?
The phrase 'log onto' begs the question 'with what?'. The what and where matter. There can be a terminology conflict or gap, too. You can log onto a Ubuntu box at the console or remotely. Remotely the methods available include telnet, ssh, rdp/vnc, and perhaps NX (I've never used NX). Some of these methods serve text only, some graphics, some both. With Ubuntu you can create a passwordless machine that anyone can log into -- its possible -- but as you say noone should want to. There are also ways to bypass entering the password for a user at the console, or as I showed above, over ssh.
Feb
16
comment Using RSYNC with Amazon S3
How do you suppose they "load" a 128Gb flash drive? I picture the world's largest usb hub, a floor to ceiling patch panel of USB connectors, 3/4 full of customer supplied flash drives, all going into the back of a single blade server.
Feb
16
comment How To Automatically Login To Ubuntu On Amazon's EC2 Service?
If there is no user or password, what keeps an intruder from accessing your desktops?
Feb
16
comment What is good Server for a small office: Apple, Windows or Ubuntu?
"They will have a hard time trying to find someone who can replace you" -- now is that a bad reason to do it or a good reason?
Feb
16
comment Linux - A more fine grained -mtime for find?
to be more verbose, find . -mmin -120 will find all files with an mtime within the past 2 hours
Feb
16
comment Linux - A more fine grained -mtime for find?
also see Tometzsk'y answer to serverfault.com/questions/88222/…
Feb
16
answered Linux - A more fine grained -mtime for find?
Feb
16
answered How To Automatically Login To Ubuntu On Amazon's EC2 Service?
Feb
15
answered Who is your favorite VPS Provider?
Feb
15
answered Must haves for web hosting service to learn or play around with
Feb
15
answered Linux symbolic links over a network
Feb
15
comment Setup email server on ubuntu karmic koala
Doesn't your email just need to work 24/7, even when the power is off, business is closed, server needs repair? I know mine does. As a result, I'm tending to agree with Bart's assessment. Email is more difficult to manage than web. Creating and updating a web server as a part time adjunct task to a 'real job' is sometimes possible and appropriate. Email? No. It has become too darn complicated to keep both spam-free and working correctly 24/7. Outsourcing your email woes to google gmail or some other ISP is a wonderful idea because then it will work 24/7.
Feb
14
comment Apache2 - Run Apache as the user's account
No, sorry, haven't heard of it.
Feb
13
answered VPS or dedicated server for a web server?
Feb
13
comment Apache2 - Run Apache as the user's account
If you are hosting for various users, then you want the suexec so that their scripts also work (if you want them to install scripts)
Feb
13
comment Good tools that fit on a thumb drive
@dthrasher If I were stranded on a desert island with a computer, I'd want some solar power and satellite internet.
Feb
13
comment Apache2 - Run Apache as the user's account
Is it really so difficult to run chown and chmod to the web server's account -- if it is your server? An insecure cgi program will allow vandals to potentially look at or mess with anything owned by the web server's account.