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Month: June 2016

WordPress Disaster Recovery

WordPress Disaster Recovery

Introduction WordPress sites have been hacked and hijacked. Having the ability to recover from such an event can be critical. The recreation of content by other means may not be possible. This is why establishing a disaster recovery policy is important. More importantly, the policy must be put into practice. In this document, I’ll cover the creation of a disaster recover policy and the steps involved in following through with the policy. Creating a backup This should be done as…

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Windows 3.11 on Raspberry Pi 3

Windows 3.11 on Raspberry Pi 3

Running Windows 3.11 on a Raspberry Pi can be done using emulation. This will cover how to use an emulation utilitiy called DosBox. This post (https://youtu.be/idHQk99E4VA), from Christopher Barnatt inspired me to dust off my old floppy disks and give it a go. You can find more here as well, http://explainingcomputers.com/ Sourcing Windows 3.11 can be challenging. I have 6 install disks that were part of my college computer, an AST i486SX 33Mhz CPU with 8MB of ram and a…

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Raspberry Pi 3 GQRX SDR

Raspberry Pi 3 GQRX SDR

The Raspberry Pi 3 has enough power to run applications that were out of reach of earlier versions.  Software Defined Radio, commonly known as SDR, is such an application.  There are several program options that can be installed.  I’ll be covering GQRX because it powered by GNU-Radio and Qt.  You can find more information about the software at http://gqrx.dk/ Installing gqrx is done by follownig the instructions outlined on the GQRX developer’s website, http://gqrx.dk/download/install-ubuntu Here is an excerpt. For Ubuntu…

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Raspberry Pi 3 and Ubuntu Mate – A Good Match

Raspberry Pi 3 and Ubuntu Mate – A Good Match

Raspberry Pi 3, released to the public on February 2016, is a quad core SOC that includes 1GB of RAM.  This computer from the Raspberry Foundation, along with its version 2 sibling, can run Ubuntu Mate.  The Pi 3 has on board bluetooth and wireless features that enhance headless installations. Installing Ubunut Mate is a simple matter of downloading the image file from the developer and “burning” it to a MicroSD card.  There are a number of methods, but I…

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Raspberry Pi 3, Ubuntu Mate, and Webmin

Raspberry Pi 3, Ubuntu Mate, and Webmin

The Webmin utility is helpful when running headless.  It is an excellent safety net when other services, such as ssh or xrdp are unavailable.  Installing it on the Raspberry Pi 3 under Ubuntu Mate is done using these commands from a terminal window. sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl —> libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.801_all.deb sudo dpkg –install webmin_1.801_all.deb Please note, the code above refers to the version available during this writing.  Please check the developers website for…

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