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How to change what server Debian uses to download packages. 0

How to change what server Debian uses to download packages.

One easy & automatic way to do this is with netselect-apt (apt-get install netselect-apt, then netselect-apt, both as root). This will find the fastest mirror and set it up for you. If you want a specific mirror...

Find a File by Name in UNIX, Solaris, or Linux 0

Find a File by Name in UNIX, Solaris, or Linux

Using the find command, one can locate a file by name. To find a file such as filename.txt anywhere on the system: find / -name filename.txt -print Recent operating system versions do not require...

Test the Apache Configuration File httpd.conf 0

Test the Apache Configuration File httpd.conf

After making changes to the Apache configuration file or any virtual host it’s good practice to test the config for errors before reloading the config. To test the Apache configuration file for errors, use...

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All Blacks Vs. Wales

Attending a game at Eden Park is always an experience.  The All Blacks vs. Wales game was happening right in front of me. You could tell most of the crowd were supporting the local...

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Hiking to the top of Mt Auckland.

Mt Auckland is a hidden wilderness located north of Helensville on state highway 16.  The track isn’t for the faint hearted and is a true tramping track.  The formed track is marked by tags on...

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Kanga visits Whangarei Falls

  I always enjoy visiting Whangarei and stopping here at the waterfall is a must.  Kanga almost went for a dip while I was taking this photo.