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Transmission on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

The Transmission bittorrent client is one of the most widely used bittorrent clients for the Linux operating system, especially on Ubuntu servers. I have used it in all of the server incarnations I’ve had installed and have loved it more and more with each little update the software gets. In this guide, I’ll show you the super simple steps at getting a fully functional Transmission client installed on your Ubuntu Server and how you can configure it for your specific needs. First off, we will need to add the apt-repository for Transmission to our repository list, but before we do that, we’ll need to install a small little application that allows us to add apt repositories directly from the terminal. Type the following: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties Now, issue this command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa That will give you the Transmission apt repository and allow you to automatically keep your Transmission…


Samba on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

I just spent about two hours configuring my Ubuntu server with Samba, and made some pretty elementary mistakes that could have been avoided if I had just read a good set of instructions. Hopefully, the following post will help some of you out if you ever run into issues when installing Samba on your Ubuntu Server. Alright, so, first things first, you need to update your repositories: sudo apt-get update After those are updated, issue the simple command: sudo apt-get install samba Once it has installed itself and gotten all of it’s dependencies installed, you’re going to need to create a Samba username and password to use when accessing your shares on a Windows machine. This is done by issuing the following command: sudo smbpasswd -a username Replace the “username” in the above command with the username you’d like to use in your Samba share. I used my regular Ubuntu…

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Internet marketing: not for the faint of heart

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated or posted here on my personal blog, but I wanted to take a second to touch in on a subject that a lot of people hear about these days and attempt, but never get very good at. Internet marketing is something that hundreds of thousands of people try and break in to to help supplement their income or even provide themselves with a primary income, but is often not explored in the fullest and broken down into exactly how hard it is to do. Whether you’re doing CPA offers, micro niche websites, social marketing and media, or other things such as lead generation, internet marketing is a very tough nut to crack and an even harder nut to get stable in. I’ve been in internet marketing for almost six years now, not as a way to quit my job and live vicariously through my…

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Transmission blocklist on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

Update 2/8/2015: The blocklist script has been updated once more. There was an issue with an “if” statement in the script that was causing the script to fail and not find certain files (as with Damien’s  comment on 10/16/2014). The script should now be back in working order! Update 9/8/2013: The blocklist script has been updated and actually looks a lot prettier than it did before. I did not create this script by hand. As I was scouring the internet looking for new blocklists, I came across and found Ragnarok’s script in the first post. I cleaned his code up a bit and that is the script you’re getting below. Critical Update 9/8/2013: The website that the script below pulls the blocklists from has decided to make it so that you are unable to download their IP filters if you do not donate to their website. I am looking all…


RockTycoon the third

It seems as if things are never truly finished when you’re an independent game developer. There’s always a new issue or a new challenge to overcome, and with such, a lot of time and headaches involved with wrapping your head around programming. I’ve started the early design phase of RockTycoon version 3 where I will hopefully be able to introduce a couple of new features that the community has requested, such as giving bands the opportunity to book their own festivals, along with introducing the ability for bands to collaborate with each other on their albums. I can already tell that version 3 is going to be a bigger headache than version 2 was, but I’m hoping that with the new changes, the database that hosts RockTycoon will run like a well-oiled machine. I’ve tossed around the idea of implementing rounds with the RockTycoon community, to which I’ve received a…

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