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YUNO SELF HOST?

I already posted about my move away from WebFaction, so I thought I would give a brief demo of the steps it takes to set up a simple WordPress blog. In my opinion, it’s not that hard. There’s a hiccup here and there, but it’s just a one time thing. This whole process can be done in 15 minutes. Get ready for the picture storm. Pick a server I personally […]

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Escaping the Spider’s WebFaction

Intro Yes, yes, I know the title is lame. What am I talking about anyway? WebFaction is a hosting provider that targets the “hobbyist” or higher. Someone who wants to feel like they are installing and managing their own applications – like Word Press, etc. Their proprietary interface makes it pretty easy to use some common building blocks like “Domains”, “Applications” and “Websites” to put together most things you could […]

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Free up your time with free tools

I recently had the task of creating wedding invites I wanted to do something a bit more unique though. Everyone is using QR codes these days. I bet I could make an application for filling handling the RSVPs and give people a fancy unique link and QR code. Unfortunately, I’m very busy these days and it seemed like far-fetched dream. Fortunately, someone else already had the idea and did the […]

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Words[4]

It’s been a while since I’ve written. It’s partially because I think most of my thoughts are only amusing to me, but mostly because I’ve been incredibly busy. A while ago I was talking to my friend Mike about words, and how we need to invent a new one related to “will” as in “will do”. My thought at the time was about how there are different “degrees” of meaning […]

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Harbin

Harbin I recently went to Harbin, China to check out the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival and other attractions. I think snowy & icy landscapes are beautiful and Harbin delivered! I went for about 3 days. I left Dalian by train on a Friday at 9 AM, arrived in Harbin at 1 PM; returned from Harbin by train on Sunday at 2 PM and arrived in Dalian at 5:30 […]

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Majestic

This is a small excerpt from a trip I recently took to Harbin. It was a great trip and during it I got to see lots of tigers. While playing with my camera I discovered I could make gates disappear by adjusting the focal length. MIND BLOWN! I really had fun making the gate disappear and got a few more angles. I managed to snap these majestic pictures, and then […]

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VirtualBox + Windows Server 2016 + Network Adapter Issues

I’m writing this because I found ~10 articles on Google with a similar question and I didn’t feel like signing up for 10 accounts just to help someone out. The issue: My Windows Server 2016 guest machine suddenly couldn’t recognize the network connection. I logged in and also saw that it was running some patches – so obviously the network connection worked while downloading the patches. I assume that part […]

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E-Banking in China – Last Hope

It’s relatively well known that E-Banking in China is a bit like stepping back into the early 2000’s. Almost all of the websites look like they’re from that time, and they expect you to be running IE6 on Windows XP. Well, now you’re stuck. You’re between the monolithic China Banking industry and the progressing-too-fast-for-their-own-good Tech Industry. The bank only gives you an EXE installer with a DLL plugin, and pretty […]

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Windows 7 Slow Boot – Dell E6420

Short version for those who are frustrated with a similar problem: Windows 7 handles faulty CD/DVD drives very poorly. It can cause the Live USB, Safe Mode, Recovery Tools, and Normal Boot mode to take HOURS to complete.   My company recently auctioned old IT assets. I picked one up for a friend and installed Ubuntu so it could be a nice backup or guest computer for them – just […]

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