Installing Skype on 64 Bit Debian Linux

Although I’m not really a friend of Skype for security and privacy reasons I am almost forced to use it because it seams to be most widely spread. Unfortunately, there are not many alternatives for simple users. Installing Skype onto a 64 Bit Linux system is not straight forward because Skype does not offer a […]

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ls -l Shows Question Marks instead of Permissions

Occasionally, when running ls -l within a directory, you might find that the output shows question marks (?) instead of the usual permissions indicators: ben@Queeg:~$ ls -l ~/test ls: cannot access /var/www/html/Vx/Notes: Permission denied total 0 d????????? ? ? ? ? ? Notes   This is because whilst the user has permission to read the […]

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Configuring LetsEncrypt on a CentOS 6 NGinx Reverse Proxy

For those who haven’t come across it, LetsEncrypt allows you to obtain free DV SSL Certificates but requires a server side script to be run periodically in order to renew the certificates (for better or worse, a 90 day expiration period has been used). Although the provided script has plugins to allow support for automatically […]

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Copying a Linux Kernel From One System to Another

There may be occasions where, for testing purposes, you want to copy a kernel from one machine to another. There are some fairly self-explanatory caveats: The donor and target system must be running on the same architecture The target machine shouldn’t have any (important) hardware that’s unsupported by your donor kernel Obviously, you’ll ideally want […]

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