May 13, 2005
These Guru Labs blogs where created to allow us instructors to share information that was historically shared via internal mailing lists. There has been a large number of very interesting and powerful tips/tricks, as well as funny/usefull websites. I have personally combed the archives of these mailing lists and have compiled quite a list of URLS.
These URLS are classified into 5 categories which include: HowTo's, Articles, Misc Info, Cool Stuff, and General Geek
Red Hat anti UCE HowTo -- This page walks through the steps to help secure postfix against Unsolicited Commercial Email or SPAM.
Real-Life ps memory output -- This howto deals with getting the "real" world memory usage, as the output from the ps command shows shared memory.
Creating Your Own YUM Repo -- YUM is an extremely exciting package management tool. Now you can create your own repo of packages you have.
Udev Rules -- Udev can be confusing, having your /dev directory re-aranging itself on you can cause headaches. This howto helps in the creation of udev rules.
IP addresses + sort -- Ever had a flat file with ip addresses in it? Wanted to sort those ip addresses? forget perl/python/awk or some other programming language. GNU sort can handle this just fine.
Linux Code Red -- In an interesting article in the Salt Lake City Weekly, Guru Labs' own Dax Kelson was quoted while talking about the ongoing SCO lawsuit.
Fedora Core 4 Plans -- It's almost too late to post this, but seeing as how FC4 has yet to be released I thought I'd go ahead. LWN shows us what is upcomming in the new release of Fedora Core.
Intel & Centrino -- Some long awaited news that would allow Linux to become a Centrino certified OS. Really good news for those laptop vendors that have Linux as an option for the OEM OS. *hint hint*
Fedora Extras -- Other great news! Fedora Extras, packages that aren't shipped with the default distribution yet are still quite popular, have been made available for download via YUM enabled repositories.
RHCT & RHCE Exam Prep -- Straight from the horse's mouth you have an exam prep guide to help prepare you for the RHCT and RHCE exams. These guides are about the best you can come by.
RHCE FAQ -- Because the RHCT and RHCE exams can be pretty stressfull there are many questions you may have. Because of the confendical nature of the exams many of the specifics cannot be shared. This url is a FAQ for the RHCE exam which tries to answer as many questions as possible.
Raid Levels -- Ever wondered what the difference between RAID-7 and RAID-5 is? This url does a pretty decent job of explaining RAID in simple to understand terms.
Google SMS -- Google is only as far away as your SMS enabled phone. How cool is that?
Music Plasma -- Locate music based on style, just plug in one of your favorite band's names and a graphical representaion of the relationships of diffent groups shows up on your screen. This service has recently been updated to work with movies as well.
Tovid -- DVD authoring available to a linux user.
Infrared Webcam -- How to make your webcam see in the dark. (well somewhat)
Caffiene High Help -- I'm the first to admit that I have a caffiene addiction. Any of you who know me can vouch for that. When I found this article which talks about ways of extending your caffiene high, I was in heaven. Now I am almost never seen without a bottle of bawls and a grapefruit on deadline days.
Choice of Distro -- What your choice of distro tells about you. I'm a Fedora Core user, make your own assumptions as to the truth of this article.
Sleeping in Airports -- Ok, so
this one isn't really a "geek" link. It is however something that I've gotten used to. The budget traveler's guide to sleeping in airports. Why not?
This concludes the catching up entry to Goozbach's techtips, have a safe trip home and don't forget to tip your waiter/waitress. Goodnight!
Posted by sjansen at May 13, 2005 1:13 PM