Ubuntu - How to Install and Setup Samba File Sharing

Install Samba

sudo apt-get install samba smbfs

Then edit the config file

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

Find the Authentication section which is marked with a header of

'####### Authentication #######' and make the following changes.

Uncomment the security line and add a line

security = user
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

Now let's add a Samba user by running this command:

# sudo smbpasswd -a <username>

it will then ask you to set a password and confirm

next we will create the file we referenced above and add this

user we just added.

# sudo gedit /etc/samba/smbusers

Add the ubuntu username which you want mapped to the current user Read more »

Ubuntu - How to setup SSH

To enable SSH you simply need to install openssh server. For Ubuntu do the following:

# sudo apt-get install openssh-server

It should work as is, but if you want to limit access you should edit the following file:

# nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Now from a PC or Mac use a SSH client and access your Ubuntu server.


Ubuntu - How to Set a Static IP Address

You will need to manually edit some files to set your static IP address. Do the following:

# sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Change the file to look like below:

auto lo eth0
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static

Change the xxx's with the appropriate network information. Read more »

How to Sync Multiple Google Calendars with your iPhone calendar

Well hopefully you are using Google's calendar system to manage your everyday tasks, appointments, birthdays, and special days. If not, you really need to get on the bandwagon. Google Calendar is hands down the BEST calendar software out there and it's free. It's everything you need in a calendar system, fast, super efficient at adding/removing and changing dates. Easily add others, setup reminders, recurring events, etc. It even has an appointment section now that you can set windows of time to be able for appointment and then give that link out to people to set appointments with you. Cool right?!?! Read more »

Screencast and best production settings for youtube and online sites

The worst part about making video tutorials and screen casts is how difficult it is to produce the video and ensure the quality remains good once it gets on Youtube. I spent a lot of time testing different codecs, resolutions, etc. However these standards seem to change every year, and then video distribution platforms change how they encode videos, etc. So I wanted to share which format I use and record it to get good results on YouTube currently.

For screen casts I record in 1280 x 720 resolution. Then I use Camtasia studio to edit my screen recording and I output/produce as mp4. This seems to convert fairly quickly and also upload and go live fairly quickly on YouTube. The quality ends up being very good and appears almost loss less.



WOL - Wake on Lan video tutorial has been uploaded to Youtube

If you have read my previous tutorial on WOL, be sure to check out my video tutorial which is now up on youtube!

New Favorite Quote

My new favorite quote, and I live and breathe by it. "CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday" - Vic Gundotra

If you read the post below it will make a lot more sense...

Vic Gundotra originally shared this post: Read more »

Facebook Share/Like - How to Control what Data is Shared from your Site.

For web admins and designers, it's important to control what data Facebook pulls from your site when users share your URL through their wall posts, status updates, and like/share buttons. If you check Facebook's developer pages it explains this quite clearly. You will need to specify metatags to tell Facebook what data to grab. Below are the tags they recommend setting in your header so that the proper data is passed to Facebook. Read more »

15 Unique Ways to use Dropbox

If you haven't heard of Dropbox by now, you may be living in a cave. It's a free cloud storage service. They give you 2GB of free online storage space to start with, if you refer people you get additional storage space added to your account. Here is how it works:

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