nodejs as a package on the debian family

NodeJS recently updated their install instructions for Debian, Ubuntu and Mint. Finally, instead of compiling from source, the most recent nodejs/npm packages are available through an official repository. See https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Installing-Node.js-via-package-manager for details, but basically its as easy as: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup | sudo bash – apt-get install nodejs or as a one-liner: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup […]

Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer was an American chess Grand Master. He invented “Chess 960” where the game “employs the same board and pieces as standard chess; however, the starting position of the pieces on the players’ home ranks is randomized.” 960 apparently is the number of different starting positions one can have. Cool dude. (Inspiration: http://xkcd.com/1392/large/ )

svbtle wordpress theme

Finally. My favorite blog community’s look is available as a WordPress theme: https://github.com/gravityonmars/wp-svbtle I’m using it as is, cause thats how lazy I am. I think this theme has the potential to be the new default.

ubuntu 11.10 alt-tab crashes desktop, restart mandatory to fix

Hello there dear peeps, If you’re having the above-summarized problem, at your login screen (where you type your password), click the little cogs and choose ‘Ubuntu 2D’ from that list. Fancy window-switching looses all of its visual appeal, but at least you don’t have to restart 10 times a day because, omg, you pressed ALT+TAB. […]

Update: through the guts of the non-Apache stack

The Business It’s been some time since I wrote here; we’ve had a few setbacks with our chosen name. We were told we’d be facing some trademark litigation if we went forward with it, so dropping that premium domain name, finding the courage to spend money on another premium domain name again was a fairly […]

allowing only 1 IP through

iptables -I INPUT \! –src 1.2.3.4 -m tcp -p tcp –dport 777 -j DROP # if it’s not 1.2.3.4, drop it insert into chain INPUT drop any tcp packet to port 777 thats not from the ip 1.2.3.4 Source: ServerFault

something to read out loud for startups

Here’s a passage from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt that gives me strength during the startup roller-coasters; the joyful excitement and the crushing disappointments. Please humor me and read it out loud: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of […]