Keeping Track of My IP Address

December 31, 2012 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: bash, command line, HowTo, linux 

My main computer at home acts as a file and media server for the whole house, so it's pretty much turned on all the time. There are times when I'm away from home that I want to remotely access or download a file from my home computer. My home internet service uses a dynamic IP address and every once in a while we get a short interruption to our power that forces the modem to reset. Of course, when that happens, the modem pulls a new IP address. I thought it would be handy if I could come up with a script to keep track of my current IP address for me. Read more

Moving to a new host

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: General, news 

I'm in the midst of trying out a new host for tuxtweaks.com. I've moved to a new provider and moved up from shared hosting to a VPS package. I think I'm posting this from the new server and the rest of the world should see it as the new nameservers propagate to the domain name system across the globe. So, if you can see this post on my site, you're seeing it from the new host. Thanks for visiting tuxtweaks.com.

Fixing My CD/DVD Drive on Kubuntu 12.04

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been having problems with my optical drive on my Kubuntu 12.04 machine. Certain applications couldn't find the CD/DVD drive because they look for specific device names in /dev. My SATA optical drive would show up as /dev/sr0, however the normal symlinks to cdrom, cdrw, dvd, dvdrw were not there. I would go to the terminal and manually create the symlink and things would work fine, but after a reboot my symlinks would be gone! I found the fix in an old bug report on LaunchPad.
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