ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Dad needs a new computer?!

One of the banes of most IT Professionals is when family members ask for help with purchasing a computer, or worse yet, they just purchased something from a big-box retailer

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Installing Vagrant

In this series, I’ll demonstrate some of the web development tools I use. Today we’ll cover Vagrant — a virtual environment management tool. Vagrant is a tool for building and

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Installing Virtual Box

In this series, I’ll demonstrate some of the web development tools I use. Today we’ll cover VirtualBox — an Open Source Virtualization product for your local machine. Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Scotch Box – Dead simple Web Development

EDIT: March 2020 – Scotch Box is no longer actively maintained so please take a look at the following post which described how to use Cognac Box which is currently

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Configuring a basic Road Warrior OpenVPN Virtual Private Network Tunnel

If you’re a road warrior like me, you’re often accessing the internet from insecure hotspots. All traffic that traverses an open wireless connection is subject to inspection, but furthermore even

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Configure Plesk as OpenVPN Server with Windows 10 as Client

Plesk is a powerful web server management tool. Among the included features is an OpenVPN Server, so when you’re working remotely you can connect directly to your server remotely. This

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PuTTY – Accessing a Linode Server

PuTTY is a free and open source SSH client for Windows and UNIX systems. It provides easy connectivity to any server running an SSH daemon, so you can work as

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How to compress files and directories on Ubuntu

One of the most common ways to quickly and effectively compress files on a Linx server such as Ubuntu us the combination of TAR GZIP. When moving directories between servers

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Web Development, Ubuntu and More

In 2019 I’m going to reboot this blog with a new series on web development, Ubuntu (linux) Server Administration and more in the application and web development realm. Stay tuned!

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Install Composer on a Dreamhost VPS Instance

I have started to experiment with web development tools again and quickly ran into frameworks and tools which utilize Composer and there is mixed information on how to use composer with

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