Tag: linux

Compiling Bitcoin on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

In case you don’t know, Bitcoin is a decentralized crypto-currency or as the site says a “peer-to-peer network based digital currency”. While most people have been content to use the pre-compiled binaries available, some of us prefer to compile the…

Firefox 3.5: Impatiently Waiting

In case you have been living under a rock, Firefox 3.5 came out today (well technically yesterday). I’ve noticed a lot of people wondering how they can get it running smoothly on Ubuntu. Never fear, after much trial and error…

Tweaking Nagios For Performance

The company I work for has about 3,000 servers that need to be monitored in our Dallas datacenter. For the past few years we’ve been using a fairly standard Nagios setup. If you don’t take the time to really learn…

Cooling Off

I’ve been running Ubuntu 9.04 beta on my desktop at home for a few weeks now, so I decided it was time to upgrade my laptop. I hoped that by upgrading, I’d be able to signifigantly reduce the time it…

Birth of a Monster

Sometimes I like to stay late at work, I’ve got a nice desk, a decent computer, and a mini-fridge full of drinks right behind me. So even after I’m off work, I sometimes stay up here and work on side…