PHP: Simple multi-purpose user-tracker

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Introduction A while ago I needed something that could track visitors and some basic information. I wrote this simple user-tracker that stores the IP, Host-name, Browser-agent, date of last visit and visitor count into a MySQL database table. This piece of code relies on my own database class which you can find here, however you’re free to alter this code… Read more »

PHP: Multi purpose MySQL database class

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Introduction I’v been writing a general purpose MySQL database class a while back. I’ve already implemented this class in a couple of projects I’m working on. I’m still working on this class as I go but this is the first however incomplete version of my multi purpose MySQL class I’m giving away for free.¬†You may use this class freely and… Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: File permissions and ownership

Introduction File permissions and file ownership is a very important subject to keep in the back of your mind when administrating computers running Linux. File permissions and file ownership plays an important part in the overall system security especially when it comes to system files. This article should get you started on some basics around file permissions and file ownership…. Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: Relative and absolute paths

Introduction Using this article I’d like to explain some basics around relative and absolute paths. Understanding paths is crucial when navigating the file-system or performing other file-system operations like copying or moving files. I’ll explain the difference between absolute and relative paths and provide some practical examples that you can use to practice with on your Debian 8 installation. Understanding… Read more »

Debian 8 file-system: The root directory structure

Introduction This article is dedicated to explain the typical root directory structure on Linux based systems. This is valuable information for those who want to obtain a deeper understanding of the Linux file-system, and could be used as a cheat-sheet for those who are already familiar with it but need to quickly check the purpose of some system directory. Reading… Read more »

Debian 8: Essential Bash commands

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Introduction This will be a short article on a few essential Bash commands you should know to effectively use Debian 8 after a clean install without a graphical desktop environment. You’re going to learn basic file-system navigation, installing and removing programs and some basic process management. We will also look at a few options to each essential bash command. So… Read more »

Howto install Debian 8

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Introduction I often get questions from people asking me how to install Linux, and they expect me to give them a four sentence answer that explains everything in detail. To avoid that in the future i’d like to have something I can point people to, and it will not be a four sentence solution this time. This article will focus… Read more »

Android Tablets: Denver TAD-90032MK2 recovery

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Introduction So for my birthday I got this Denver TAD-90032MK2 tablet from my girlfriend and her parents. It’s a nice tablet, it has a reasonable performance and is quite responsive. It has a dualcore 1.5 GHz A23 CPU with a reasonable OpenGL compliant graphics rendering device which allows for faster game rendering. On the memory side it’s a bit sparse… Read more »

so you want to be a hacker..

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Introduction To start off this article I want to write about my motivation to write this article. For a good while now, a matter of years, I’ve seen people asking ‘how to be a hacker’. I’ve also seen other people trying to teach those asking ‘how to hack’ with just tools and techniques to break into other systems. I’ve seen… Read more »