Following are the instructions for installing LAMP stack onto CentOS 7 or RHEL 7. LAMP stack commonly refers to a Linux installation of Apache, MySQL and PHP, which allow you to run full fledged web server with support for scripts and databases on a Linux server. In our case we’ll be installing: Apache HTTP Server vs 2.4, PHP 5.4.16 programming language and MariaDB  5.5.37 Server (a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system).

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There are many instructions for creating Android emulator on Windows, Linux, OS X or Solaris, but I couldn’t find any to show how to have a fully functional Android operating system along with a full functioning Google Play App Store. This basically allows you to run all Android apps from Google Play store on any other popular operating system, including those apps you have purchased from Google Play. Following instructions will walk you through setting this up. Read More →

I needed 1TB to move my photos and videos to a secure online storage (just in case something happens with my drive at home), so I did some short research and decided to go with Google Drive. They were offering a nice solution – 1 TB of online storage for $9.99/Month. I’ve ordered my 1 TB and uploaded all my photos and videos into Google Drive, thinking that if I ever needed more space, I’ll simply add another 1TB and pay $20/Month. Read More →

Simple instructions on how to fix the “Bash Software Bug” (Shellshock Bash Vulnerability) and the biggest threat since “Heartbleed”, using open-source command-line package-management utility YUM (yellowdog updater). Below instructions will work on CentOS & Red Hat. Other Linux systems such as Scientific Linux, Yellow Dog Linux, Oracle Linux and those using the RPM Package Manager currently do not have the patch available (at the time of this article  – 24.Sept.2014) but that should be coming soon. In any case instructions posted below will work for these other Linux distros as soon as the patch is available.

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A very common issue among Google Drive users is that there is no way to limit upload speed of Google Drive syncing process. Problem typically manifests by rendering user’s Internet connection unusable, due to sync process taking 100% of the upload bandwidth. In such case you’ll observe that you cannot browse the Internet (or it’s extremely slow), even that your download bandwidth is fully available. Issue can be overlooked if you’re only uploading small amounts of data here and there, but if you’re uploading gigabytes of information, it can take days or weeks. Anyhow, there is a way to fix this problem and that is to limit the upload speed of Google Drive process. Read More →