Category Archives: Linux

New ‘disposable email’ service: Mail60

Mail60 is a ‘disposable email service'; perfect for receiving confirmation emails from places you don’t trust not to spam you in the future. Mail60 mailboxes are automatically erased after 60 minutes, so you can simply create one, use that email … Continue reading

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Upgraded to Ubuntu Natty, and nginx troubles

Just upgraded my home server (where most of my sites are, though this blog is not among them) from Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) to Natty (11.04). The upgrade itself went without any trouble(1)), but, after the new OS version came up, … Continue reading

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AWStats tip: removing ‘chromebar’ from search keyphrases

Being still less than a month old, it’s normal that I keep looking at this blog‘s stats quite often, and one of the most interesting bits — especially if you care about SEO — is the top search keyphrases list. … Continue reading

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Graphing search engine referrals with AWStats and MRTG

From my previous post, AWStats tip: creating static pages (and why it’s a good idea): for instance, I’m currently using MRTG to plot a graph of Google and Bing referrals, using the AWstats-generated static pages as input So… anyone curious? … Continue reading

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AWStats tip: creating static pages (and why it’s a good idea)

AWStats is probably the most popular free statistics package for self-hosted sites (if we don’t count “external” ones such as Google Analytics), and, as any decent Unix sysadmin probably knows, there are several ways of configuring it. One of them … Continue reading

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Unix/Linux trick: ‘cd’ back to the previous directory

You know when you’re in a very “deep” directory, such as /usr/local/src/this/that/thatother, and you type “cd” and press enter by mistake(1) and go back to your home directory, and would love to go back to where you were before, without … Continue reading

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