Howto: Install MariaDB on Debian 7/Wheezy

MariaDB is a fork of MySQL, which is true open source and community maintained. MariaDB is a binary drop in replacement for MySQL. It includes the XtraDB storage engine as a replacement for InnoDB. Its lead developer is Michael Widenius (also known as “Monty”), the founder of MySQL. Recently, many popular Linux distributions replaced MySQL with MariaDB as default database server. Fedora version => 19, Archlinux and OpenSuse. Moreover Wikipedia moved to MariaDB and Mozilla also uses MariaDB....

May 5, 2013

Ubuntu: Optimize for speed

This easy little guide will help you with simple optimization tips for speeding up Ubuntu (12.04, 12.10, and 13.04) and other Ubuntu-based systems such as Linux Mint. The tips come in very handy for those using older computers with low RAM who need to boost their computer for better speed and performance and if you are just want a really fast and snappy computer on some regular hardware. Removing Ubuntu One client Saves >100 MB ram....

April 21, 2013

Howto install memcached gem on Ubuntu/Debian

Memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system used by many sites around. It is often used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in RAM to reduce the number of times an external data source (such as a database or API) must be read. Memcached runs on Unix, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. The memcached gem requires the following development libraries to be installed...

April 16, 2013

Howto Install Office 2010 using Wine

Microsoft Office 2010 is the most recent version of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. Formerly known as Office 14 in the initial stages of its beta cycle, it was released to customers in 2010. This howto assume that you got an ISO image of the installation media. If you are on Debian/Ubuntu you can install wine, winetricks, and winbind using sudo apt-get install wine1.5 winetricks winbind In order to install you’ll need the following native Microsoft Windows libraries (dll files)...

April 10, 2013

Howto Backup WD MyBook Live to Amazon S3 and Glacier

Recently I helped a photographer to backup a large photo collection (several terabytes) from a Western Digital (WD) personal NAS MyBook Live. The My Book Live Edition NAS was released by Western Digital in 2011. They range in storage capacity from 1 to 4 TB. My Book Live features a 1 GHz ARM processor, 256 MB of RAM, and 1000 Mbit/s ethernet connectivity. Contrary to previous My Book Live versions it now features a fully fledged Debian linux distribution, whichs makes the My Book Live easy to customize and adapt to different needs....

February 24, 2013

Howto run Netflix on Ubuntu Linux

Netflix is finally working on Linux - not native, but with a patched Wine build, you can now use Netflix under Linux. For those who are not familiar with Netflix, it is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to both North and South America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland. How to install $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop The Netflix Desktop package installs all of the components necessary to run Netflix Watch Instantly under Wine, including the Windows version of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Silverlight v4....

February 23, 2013

Howto use Amazon RDS from Heroku

Heroku is quite popular for lightweight webservice and like projects. Until recently Heroku only offered PostgreSQL-based database backend providers, but now Heroku offers a quite large range of database backend providers; among them Amazon RDS. This is a short run-down on how I managed to get a Heroku-based application to connect to a Amazon RDS-based database. Install the Amazon RDS command line tools $ sudo apt-get install rdscli Create a AWS Credential File (~/....

January 31, 2013

Howto Setup PDF Printer on Linux

Installing a pdf-printer on Windows is crap, but in Linux/Ubuntu/Debian it is quite easy. $ sudo apt-get install cups-pdf Then restart your cups daemon $ sudo service cups restart And you are ready to print to pdf files.

January 30, 2013

Install R on Ubuntu

The statistical analysis and data mining package R is given its single letter name quite difficult to find help for in Google. What is R R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis. How to Install R sudo apt-get install r-base How to use R You can start R simply typing R (case sensitive) on your command line [email protected]:~$ R...

October 28, 2012

Howto: Install a Brother MFC-9970CDW on Ubuntu

I got a Brother MFC-9970CDW printer, a multifunction device with wired/wireless network. For unknown reasons the driver are not available in Ubuntu and as as user you are not able to find them using the printer configuration search tool. Thereby you need to download the drivers yourself. Download Drivers Go to Brother Linux Driver Downloads and download the LPR driver and the cupswrapper driver. Install the Drivers sudo mkdir /var/spool/lpd sudo dpkg -i mfc9970cdwlpr-1....

October 22, 2012