I use Fail2ban to improve the security of my development server. From time to time it happens I set up some misconfiguration with new git users and got into problems when Fail2ban blocks my whole IP. Fortunately, there is an easy way to unban the IP. You don't need to wait for the Fail2ban period.
Gitea is my favorite open source Git service written in Go language. It is lightweight and installable as binary package for various platforms or as a Docker container.
For years I have used my Synology NAS with a lightweight Git service called Gogs. Written in Golang, hardware resources friendly and containing only basic functions I need. And with a slick user interface. The problem is the Synology package is unofficial and not maintained. So how to install Gogs and then update to the latest version on Synology NAS?
After some crashes of my OS X Mavericks the Photoshop CS6 opens old files after its start. Its a little bit annoying but the help from this is very easy.
If you have a backup of old emails coming from the Microsoft Outlook mail client, you have one or more PST files. It is my case also – I switched from Windows to Mac OS without buying the Outlook 2011. The good news is we don’t need Outlook itself for the old messages. You can read and open PST files on the Mac using the simple viewer.
If you've worked with Microsoft Word, you're familiar with the same basic pattern: type some text via keyboard, copy and paste with the mouse, type more text, move the cursor back a paragraph with the mouse, type yet more text, spell check using the mouse on the main menu etc.
Working within Microsoft Windows may not be everyone's cup of tea. Long ago, before windows and scrollbars and maximizing and minimizing, a user could only type commands into a shell to get a computer to do anything.
Many users are familiar with msconfig, the utility that lets you configure which programs and services run at bootup and login. Many applications install services and programs that run when you boot up or login into Windows; many of these behind-the-scenes programs never show their face and are unknown to users.
The Windows Task Manager is a useful little utility that gives you a lot of information about your running applications and services. It also allows you to view performance statistics, such as memory and CPU usage.
Do you ever wonder how your web browser magically displays web pages? Or how Google miraculously returns millions of search results in a fraction of a second? It all boils down to efficient code.
The more applications you have running simultaneously, the more you have to juggle them on your desktop; it's cumbersome and time-consuming if you're a user that constantly multi-tasks between windows. It can also become confusing if you have more than five windows open at the same time.
Multiple downloads of a large file from a single server can be frustratingly slow, as the server must divide its time among all downloaders at the other end. A better way to distribute large files is to use the BitTorrent protocol.
From time to time you may see this error message within your Firefox: "Firefox is currently in offline mode and can't browse the web." There is a few tips how to fix that.
Apple's iTunes is fantastic at playing music and is your iPod's bestfriend--they work and play together very nicely. One of the problems with iTunes, though, is that it only does one-way transfers.