Mobile Phones

Mobile phones have come a long way since they first became affordable. Up until the point when Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, they were only used for voice communication and text messages. Now they’re used for almost everything imaginable. What Do You Call Mobile Phones? Back when mobile phones started becoming commonplace, most people … Read more

An Application Firewall for Nginx

As of sometime in 2022, Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is the most widely used web server, ahead of Apache and Cloudflare Server. An application firewall designed for Nginx can enhance its capabilities and make administering the web server even easier. While there are probably infinite ways to set things up, I’m going to tell you … Read more

An SSH Tunnel on Linux

Using SSH can be confusing enough for Linux beginners. It can be even more confusing when you want to do something completely different from the default connection, like an SSH tunnel. What if the server is set up on a different port? What if public authentication is being used instead of a password? That’s exactly … Read more

The Cinnamon Edition of Linux Mint

I’ve spent my fair share of time distro-hopping. After spending hours examining other Linux distributions and desktop environments, I always return to the Cinnamon Edition of Linux Mint. Although Linux Mint has two other editions with their own desktop environments, Xfce and MATE, Cinnamon is the one I prefer. Unlike some of the people I’ve … Read more

VirtualBox and Windows 10 on Linux

VirtualBox allows users of non-Windows machines to run Windows 10 virtually. While Microsoft has people fixating on running Linux with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), like it’s something special, Linux users have been doing it in reverse for much longer. While I’m writing about installing Windows 10 in VirtualBox, the same instructions will probably … Read more

Electronics Protection

I never had to worry about protecting any of my electronics, other than my computers, when I lived in the United States. My computers were connected to a surge protector and an uninterruptible power supply. In the last 14 years I lived there, I only experienced one power outage of less than two hours. The … Read more