Slow SSH and SCP connections on Ubuntu

My home Ubuntu Jaunty installation often takes a good 40-60 seconds to connect to using SSH, none of the other servers I maintain have...

Ubuntu and webcams

I've had some debugging to do for work for a part of our site that uses webcams but I've been a bit hazey about...
authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

Earlier today I was setting up a brand new server for a migration and just as I was typing scp .ssh/authorized_keys2 my...

PHP Java Bridge in Ubuntu Gutsy with Lucene

The php/java bridge it a pretty awesome little protocol that basically lets us use java classes inside our own PHP applications! This lets you...
Pipe Viewer

pv – Pipe Viewer – My New Favourite Command Line Tool

I've got a rather large dataset that I need to do a lot of processing on, over several iterations, it's a 20gb zip...
Yum Couldn't Fork Cannot Allocate Memory

yum error: Couldn’t fork Cannot allocate memory

I've been doing some awesome things to a new VM for work, namely installing CouchDB, Apache and running Node.JS apps along side a...

10 Most Used Linux Commands

Whilst skimming my Bash history today looking for an esoteric one liner I'd written earlier I started to ponder what my most used commands...

Error: Could not stat() command file ‘/var/lib/nagios3/rw/nagios.cmd’!

I've been doing a lot of Nagios deployments recently, and this error always bites me, on all Ubuntu versions, including Hardy and Intrepid (haven't...

svn: Aborting commit: remains in conflict

I got this annoying SVN error today, that I hadn't come across before. Even after resolving the conflict in the file, highlighted by lots...

Linux Command Line AVI Repair

Recently I had an avi file with a broken index that needed to be repaired. After a quick search and read of some man...

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