DNS Crash Course: A, AAAA and PTR Records

I usually contribute posts to my blog to share a new concept or to review an awesome new piece of software. However, every once an a while I feel it necessary to contribute to the general knowledge of the Internet by bringing you posts like these. I plan to publish…

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How to Hack A Hotel TV

There's something about the thought of coming home after a long day, having a nice dinner, then retiring to your living room to mini-binge on Netflix. Sure, it's easy when you have your Apple TV or Chromecast set up in the comfort of your living room, but what do you…

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Optimizing Your Ghost Blog Mail Configuration

Ever since I updated my blog to Ghost 0.5.8, I've been having weird problems with mail delivery. Ghost relies on using third-party transactional email delivery services like Postmark, Mailgun, and AmazonSES to get the job done. My personal preference is Postmark, since their parent company Wildbit is based…

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Updating Ghost From The Linux Command Line

I've been running Ghost as my blog engine for some time and I find it's a wonderful experience. However, updating the engine itself still leaves a lot to be desired. I've had mixed results updating the necessary files via FTP, only having it work once the first time I updated…

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How to Check Your Ghost Blog Version

It seems that in trying to find the version of my core Ghost install, I haven't found any published posts on the Interwebs about where to look. Fortunately, noodling around in my Ghost install on my Linux box proved fruitful. The information I sought was in the package.json file,…

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Apple Commercial Playlist Update for Jan 2015

I've been slacking off on updating my Apple Commerical Playlist on Spotify ever since the page was pulled down from Wikipedia. The reason it was taken down isn't immediately evident, however, it made it very painful to keep my playlist updated. Luckily, I stumbled across AppleMusic.info on the Interwebs…

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Tidal Hi-Fi Music Streaming

Recently, I found myself in a discussion of music services on Twitter with a friend who is an avid Spotify user. Being someone who use to live off of my Spotify account myself, I've become somewhat of a music streaming nomad over the past few years. I started out a…

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Securing Your Digital Life With Authy

With all the security breaches in the news during over the past year or two, I resolved to do something about securing my online accounts for social media, email and the like. Due to some advice I received from a Twitter friend, I found Authy. Authy is a service for…

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Charging In Style: LifeStar Charge Cables

Anyone who knows me understands my desire of both form and function. When it comes to tech hardware, I enjoy the aesthetic as much as the the practicality of an object, so it's important that the hardware I purchase is as good-looking in addition to well-functioning. A few months back…

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SpeedTest.net Command Line App

A while back, I wrote a post about how to test your bandwidth from the command line as to avoid using a Flash-based website like Speedtest.net. The method I wrote about was essentially a download test that would place the file into /dev/null, saturating your connection and effectively…

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