Installing Go 1.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Go lang is a up and coming choice of language right now. Tools using Go seem to pop up everywhere and it seems to the be Python of this decade. A little guide how to set up the latest Go in 12.04 LTS is in order. TechnoSophos has a good blog post on installing Go […]

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From hardcovers to e-books

I have always consumed a lot of books. I’ve always been pro-hardcover, a physical book guy. I love to take the book in my hands and find a nice cozy sofa corner and just dig in to the book, even technical ones. I devour books. I have a huge bookshelf in my home office with […]

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Enabling VM-in-VM in Vagrant with VMWare

While most users use Vagrant with the default provider, Virtualbox, there is a more professional option of using VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion as a backend with vagrant-vmware-provider plugin (commercial product). VMWare contains a big heap of functionality Virtualbox does not. One of the most important features to me is Nested Hardware Virtualization, which allows […]

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Setting pin priority on package collision on Ubuntu

Nginx is gaining ground as a blazing fast, low resource alternative to Apache webserver. There is active development community and releases come often. Using a PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the simplest way to keep Nginx up to date: add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable apt-get update apt-get upgrade However, if you use multiple PPA’s on your system […]

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Welcome to the jack.of.all.trades

I have meant to start a blog for a long time now and yet always deferred it to a later date. It is a writer’s basic dilemma, not wishing to publish anything before everything is perfect. There is no way around this except pulling the trigger and going live. Here goes! I’ve put up a […]

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