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Fedora 24 and weexd Weather software

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

I recently upgraded to Fedora 24 Workstation.   I typically start my Linux builds with a ‘live’ image and then add what I need/want, including things that you might normally only run on a ‘pure’ server.  Note that I do NOT suggest doing this for any system that is ‘on the Internet’…. 🙂  Among the issues I encountered were getting the Continue reading →

ZSH: Simple Network Port Checker

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Ok, I had an itch – I prefer to use what I deem ‘simple’ tools to get things done – in this case I needed a simple solution for checking for open ports (i.e. port traffic is not blocked by a firewall.)  After a quick scan of the ZSH man pages I found: zshtcpsys    Zsh Continue reading →

GeoIP origins of malicious network activity

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I have previously written that GeoIP data is not a reliable source for definitive data analysis – it is, however, a reasonable indicator.  The numbers below are from a single server (logged during the past few years) and don’t really provide any surprises.  Some things to keep in mind: raw IP information is only an Continue reading →

Fedora 18 (Linux)

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Fedora 18 Released January 2013 Always 1st – Big ‘hats off’ to Open Source and folks contributing/refining/supporting/moving-forward!  My comments reflect a ‘gut reaction’ to what I am seeing/encountering – and I do expect others to both share and hold different views. Ok, I put off moving ‘up’ from FC 13/14 since the introduction of the Continue reading →

Google Nexus 4 Phone – What they don’t tell you…

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

So, the first time around (early Android) I had a few comments about Google Android phones and privacy; seems that things are a bit better (at least at first) for the current generation (12/2012) of Android based systems but there are still privacy issues (IMO.) Previous Android Phone posts http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-review-continues-quirks/ http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-review-continues-good-and-bad-news/ http://web-tech.ga-usa.com/2009/08/android-g2-my-touch-impressions/ Based on a Continue reading →

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