New Domain:

I went ahead and took the plunge! Our family has a new domain!

I purchased and setup subdomains for: and

If you go to, I just made a pretty lame looking landing page.

I debated doing, but I wanted micaela and all of our other children and animals to have the ability to have subdomains. So, I look forward to making a fat cat homepage at


I setup a free account with CloudFlair too! It should increase speed and reduce server load. I need this because all of this is hosted on a free hosting account at Freehostia (I love Freehostia).

Ubuntu Samba – Read-Write-FSTAB-Cifs-Mount

This is my current setup for my two Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) boxes. One shares a read/write folder to the other. This is my setup. I think the key to this is having the same username on both computers having access to the files.

You might have to run this on the the folder:
sudo chmod -R 777 /path/to/files
sudo chown -R usernameonbothcomputers:usernameonbothcomputers /path/to/files

I installed samba by doing: sudo apt-get install samba

/etc/samba/smb.conf : (on the computer serving the files)

	workgroup = WORKGROUP
	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
	dns proxy = no
	interfaces = eth0
	bind interfaces only = yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	syslog = 0
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
	encrypt passwords = true
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	obey pam restrictions = yes
	unix password sync = yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
	pam password change = yes
	guest account = nobody
	invalid users = root
	usershare allow guests = yes
	path = /path/to/share
	writable = yes
	read only = no
	valid users = usernameonbothcomputers

sudo /etc/init.d/smbd reload

/etc/fstab : (on the computer accessing the files)

//SAMBASHAREsSERVERNAME/MyFiles /path/to/mount cifs users,,noatime,username=usernameonbothcomputers,password=theuserspassword 0 0

You should be able to run this to mount all things in your fstab:
sudo mount -a

HOWTO: Setup an Aggregated RSS feed for your Friends using Google Reader

HOWTO: Setup an Aggregated RSS feed for your Friends using Google Reader

Lets say you have three friends, and you don’t really want to check all of there twitter, blogs, rss feeds all day long.

RSS Feeds:

  • What you do is open Google Reader (Part of a Google account.)
  • Add all of the feeds to it by selecting “Add a Subscription”
  • gread1

  • Go into the “Manage Subscriptions” page (link in lower left)
  • Now, click “Add to Folder” and Create New Folder for the item
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  • Now add the rest of the feeds to that folder in the same fashion.
  • Now to refresh, Click “« Back to Google Reader” then “Manage Subscriptions”
  • Goto the “Folders and Tags” Tab (near Manage Subscriptions)
  • Select your new folder, and select Public from the “Change Sharing…” drop down list.
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  • You should now have “View Public Page” button.
  • That page contains a nice looking aggregate HTML view and a rss feed related to the page that you can add to any feed reader.
  • Here are my links: HTML and RSS
  • I hope this helps someone! Leave comments if it did.

Started Using Git SCM For my Darkness is Spreading

So, I setup my own Git repo tonight. This is the exact order of my evening:

I watched Linus Torvald rip all the other SCM’s a new one here:

Then I watched,
Emerging Tech Talk #24 – Learning Git, Part 1 – Introduction to Version
Emerging Tech Talk #25 – Learning Git, Part Two – Getting started with

Then, I went to and setup my own public git repository.
(you can make it private, if you pay. but who would want to do that? viva la open source!)

Then I setup a clone of my Darkness is Spreading Game (dis-game):
Public Clone URL: git://
Github Home Page:

I want to thank github for making things so awesome and easy to setup. They seem to really know a lot about helping n00bs.

Taken from their homepage:

Not only is Git the new hotness, it’s a fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software.

GitHub is the easiest (and prettiest) way to participate in that collaboration: fork projects, send pull requests, monitor development, all with ease.