Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server Generally people use NginX as a Reverse Proxy server, which is what it was designed for. However, after working with NginX for sometime now, I realized conceptually a proxy server could work both ways, right? The thought is an interesting one but its market might be …

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Feb 24

How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell

 How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell You can manage your Windows Azure account via PowerShell with an array of commands at your disposal. Below is a quick reference guide of the commands available. You can connect to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud using the Azure Powershell SDK. After you have installed the SDK you should be …

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Feb 24

How to: Have WordPress communicate with MySQL via Socket

How to: Have WordPress communicate with MySQL via Socket As I keep looking into how to improve the performance of website one of the recurrent points mentioned is to use Linux sockets where possible. I really don’t have much experience and I can see how avoiding the TCP stack might help but I figured at …

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Feb 22

How to: Add an email Alias to your Outlook.com account

How to: Add an email Alias to your Outlook.com account There are several different kinds of aliases that you can create for an Outlook.com account. The easiest way by far is to use what I call for a lack of a better name an “on demand” alias. After that your best choice would be to …

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Feb 22

Walkaround: Workfolders error 0x80c80037 – No sync share is configured for the user.

Walkaround: Workfolders error 0x80c80037 – No sync share is configured for the user. I am still trying to figure out why Workfolders works at times and then it complete stops working indicating the following error messages: Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-SyncShare/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-SyncShare Event ID: 4016 Description: No sync share is configured for the user. User: UserName; …

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Feb 21

How to: Use your own Domain name with Outlook.com as the Backend

How to: Use your own Domain name with Outlook.com as the Backend Recently I decided to move from Gmail to Outlook.com as Google took away GoogleSync for free accounts (you can read about that here: How to move from Gmail to Outlook.com). But I’ve been using my own domain in Google Apps for a while now …

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Feb 20

General Commands Manual: dpkg-buildpackage

General Commands Manual: dpkg-buildpackage NAME dpkg-buildpackage – build binary or source packages from sources SYNOPSIS dpkg-buildpackage [option…] DESCRIPTION dpkg-buildpackage is a program that automates the process of building a Debian package. It consists of the following steps: 1. It prepares the build environment by setting various environment variables (see ENVIRONMENT) and calls dpkg-source –before-build (unless …

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Feb 20

How to: Install, Update and Remove RubyGems

How to: Install, Update and Remove RubyGems I just had a brief experience installing a RubyGem so I thought I would share a little bit of what I learned about managing RubyGems. Similar to packages (apt-get) you can search through them, install them, remove them, and update them with simple commands. Below is a brief …

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Feb 19

General Commands Manual: unlink

General Commands Manual: unlink NAME unlink – call the unlink function SYNOPSIS unlink file DESCRIPTION The unlink utility shall perform the function call: unlink(file); A user may need appropriate privilege to invoke the unlink utility. OPTIONS None. OPERANDS The following operands shall be supported: file The pathname of an existing file. STDIN Not used. INPUT FILES …

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