Kurt Nelson

Setting up nginx + PHP-FPM for WordPress on CentOS/Red Hat EL 6

Wordpress is widely used and there are many hosting services for it, but you can easily run it on a VPS with only 256MB of RAM if you use nginx and PHP-FPM instead of the more widely used apache plus mod_php. Unfortunately there are a few tweaks that...

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Apple (doesn't) Care

At Highgroove, we all have company Macbooks. I had a Macbook of my own once upon a time, and thus had an apple id with some purchases on it and about $20 credit. So of course, the reasonable thing to do is to hook it up to my new one. But in the years...

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PulseAudio CLI

On my systems, I always have audio control battles. At the end of the day, I want a single CLI command I can run to raise/lower volume, mute, and get current status. This way I can map these to keyboard buttons or perform them over SSH on all my machines...

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The Linux Lifecycle

So sometimes you need to pick a Linux distribution to install on a machine that is possibly going to be up and running for a really long time. Here's a diagram of the lifecycles for Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu. Basically if...

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Java Huffman Encoding Library

For a homework assignment in Georgia Tech CS1332, I needed to write some Huffman encoding tools in Java. Since I ended up using generics and writing reusable code, I've thrown it up on my Github at https://github.com/kurtisnelson/Java-Huffman for anyone...

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