Getting Organized – Final

I finally have my windows server set up with a 4gb NAS drive. I can now back up my files at least two times over. Once on the BuffaloNAS, again on the windows server’s NAS. What I’ve decided to back up is whatever big drive I have attached to my main rig. Right now it’s…

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How We Manage WordPress Deployments

First off, here are the environments I will be referring to: Local, Dev, Stage, and Prod. In a typical Agile setting, developers code and test child-theme changes on their local WordPress instance. I use Vagrant to create a virtual machine with all the server configuration and WordPress installed there. The WordPress directory resides in the…

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How to install Motion for Raspberry Pi Camera Module

This comment was the most useful: Just have a look at the forum page:https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=44966&start=350 Following this instructions made motion working on a latest released jessie on rpi2: sudo apt-get install -y libjpeg-dev libavformat56 libavformat-dev libavcodec56 libavcodec-dev libavutil54 libavutil-dev libc6-dev zlib1g-dev libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libpq5 libpq-dev wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ruqgv1h65zufr6/motion-mmal-lowflyerUK-20151114.tar.gz tar -zxvf motion-mmal-lowflyerUK-20151114.tar.gz ./motion -c motion-mmalcam-both.conf The following information…

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Raspberry Pi 2: First Impression and Setup

Well it’s finally here and I finally did it. For the past two years I’ve gone back and forth between wanting to procure a Raspberry Pi. Not until now have they come out with a board that truly has some great hardware on it… a 900 MHz Quad-core… 1GB RAM… MicroSD instead of standard SD……

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Getting Organized – Part 3

Welp, I just had to install another hard drive into my computer setup… The drive I had installed earlier (the 320 GB one), had almost 280 GB of data left after cleaning out the extra files and moving what was already organized. Now I needed to organize these massive Downloads and Media files, as well…

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Getting Organized – Part 2

Woaahhh….I didn’t realize I had this much media.   I just plugged in one of my old media server’s hard drives. There were 7 folders, pre-organized, or so I thought. Upon closer inspection some of the folders are a little unorganized on the inside. And the drive only had about 10 GB of free space….

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How to Create a bootable USB stick from Mac

Stolen from: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx   Download Ubuntu Desktop Open the Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities/ or query Terminal in Spotlight). Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil e.g., hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically. Run diskutil list to get…

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How We Built Our Amazon S3 Backup Solutions

While discussing Maintenance contracts with the team we came up with some new products to start offering our clients. One of which being automated daily backups followed by weekly reports. Easy to do manually, but extremely easy to do automatically, and for profit! So I got to researching and came up with a process based…

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How We Manage Ongoing Support

Here at X Company we have recently launched a new suite of maintenance packages that clients can purchase in order to receive monthly support for their websites. The major features of these packages include: Backups Weekly reports on Backups completed Access to Desk Ticketing System Quarterly reports on Analytics and Goal Recommendations Monthly reports on Security, Link Integrity,…

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