TIL: 15 Things About Responsive Design

Recently I have helped take over leadership of the Virginia Tech Web Developers Group. We are an informal bunch who come together and share knowledge about our craft and trade, in the hopes that we can all become better at web development. This will also have the benefit of promoting ...

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Probak Open Comb Review

The Probak brand was entirely alien to me until a recent trip to an antique store in Salem VA. It immediately caught my eye because of its excellent condition. After picking it up I noticed that it was a brand I had not come across before yet was none the ...

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Ever Ready 1912 Review

I picked up an Ever Ready 1912 from a user on r/shave_bazaar because it was listed as a GEM 1912. I didn't pay attention to the branding in the pictures, only the wear and tear. For the price, the razor was in fine condition, and I had been ...

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Site Migration

I have been using WordPress in some form or another for the last 8 years but it has come time to part ways. I no longer care for anything PHP based as I just do not enjoy having to deal with it. I have been looking for a replacement that ...

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Free VOIP Calls with Android

So a few weeks ago my brother lost his credit card and had it canceled. He also never updated our wireless account to auto withdraw from the new credit card. Because of this I found myself in a situation where I needed to rely only on WIFI for calling and ...

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Tuning PHP-FPM

I recently switched to Linode for a basic VPS (512 MB RAM, 20 GB storage). I wanted to be able to install absolutely what ever version of what ever software I wanted. Since I have become very familiar with Arch Linux (I run it on all of my home computers ...

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SSL Now Activated!

I just finished getting some self signed certs installed on the server. This means all sites will have SSL logins and I can start allowing people to register! Also look for a follow-up post on how I made it all work.

Update

The server has been switched from self signed ...

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Restoring Grub for an Encrypted LVM

LVM and Luks encryption can be a simple and effective combination to keeping your data safe. However, encryption tends to complicate things a bit when it comes to data recovery and system repair. In order to repair a grub install, most people can just use a live "rescue" Linux CD ...

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Skype Beta - Testing nearly 18 Months of Work

Today I got an email from a mailing list I am currently subscribed to and someone pointed out that a new version of Skype for Linux was released. The last release of Skype for Linux (2.0.x) was indeed plagued with bugs, refused to let me (or any one ...

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