How to backfill newznab safely without bloating your database
How to backfill newznab safely without bloating your database

Update – August 2013 So quite a lot of you have followed this guide which is great, but it’s a bit out of date now. […]

Reading package list 0%
Reading package list 0%

I recently had an issue on Linux Mint (Ubuntu based) where apt-get upgrade was just getting stuck each time on Reading Package list 0%. This […]

How To: Set Linux resolution for a virtual display
How To: Set Linux resolution for a virtual display

Here’s a fix I found to a problem I encountered running a Linux server with no screen attached. Without a screen, Linux didn’t want to […]

Fedora upgrade from 16 to 17 fail
Fedora upgrade from 16 to 17 fail

I’ve recently tried to upgrade Fedora from 16 to 17 on my Asus Eee Box and was given a lovely error telling me an unhandled […]

How To: Index Usenet easily using Newznab
How To: Index Usenet easily using Newznab

Edit: See how to install your own windows version of newznab here: http://www.tiag.me/installing-newznab-with-xampp-on-windows/ I’ve been a bigĀ UsenetĀ fan for years, absolutely love it. But I’ve always […]

Centos 5: Setting up RPMForge and updated repos
Centos 5: Setting up RPMForge and updated repos

When setting up a new sever I like to have updated packages such as PHP 5.3 => etc which don’t ship with Centos 5′s default […]

Unlocker – Unlock the unlockable files!
Unlocker – Unlock the unlockable files!

Recently I had a file that I couldn’t delete – Windows said it couldn’t find the file. Clearly this would be more helpful if I’d […]

Access your media around your house or when away
Access your media around your house or when away

No house can be complete without having all those films (you clearly downloaded legally) available at the press of a button on your TV. When […]

Accessing a physical drive in VirtualBox
Accessing a physical drive in VirtualBox

I have decided to move my media centre from xbmcbuntu over to Windows Server 2008 which meant converting hard drives from EXT4 over to NTFS. […]

Apache’s mod_rewrite not working
Apache’s mod_rewrite not working

To resolve mod_rewrite being seemingly ineffectual: Ensure your http config contains: For the vhost you’re using (ie inside the <Directory> section), ensure the following is […]