How to install LAMP stack (Apache, MySQL (MariaDB) & PHP) on CentOS / RHEL v7.x

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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How to run Android 4.2.2 emulator with Google Play App Store on Windows, Linux, OS X or Solaris

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…]

TOGAF 9.1 – Training Notes (October 2014)

Following are unprocessed notes from a recently taken 4 day long TOGAF training. I’ll clean the notes in a near future, so until then, please ignore errors and formatting. However even as it stands, someone may still find it useful, as it’s a collection of the most important course highlights. [Read more…]

Google Drive pricing scheme – Move from 1TB ($9.99/mo.) to 10TB ($99.99/ mo.)

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…]