ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Top 5 Ways to Speedup Desktop Computers

In the old days, computers often performed very slowly because of a lack of preventative maintenance. Those days are behind us because a lot of these things are now handled

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[FIXED/SOLVED] scotch/box

scotch/box and scotch/box-pro have been discontinued for over 2 years! Version 3.5 was released with Ubuntu 16.05 and Pro version 1.5 was released with Ubutnu 17 – both are out

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Cognac Box — the Scotchbox Alternative

I have been using ScotchBox for Vagrant for many years for web development. It’s been a great tool. Certainly, there are other methods out there like Docker, WAMP, etc., but

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Forgot my password and spam

On the topic this month about security and password, the discussion of lost passwords come to mind today. When you need to reset your password on your website, the most

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EDIT: March 2020 – Scotch Box is no longer actively maintained so please take a look at the following post which described how to use Cognac Box which is currently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

I was reminded this week about the importance of some good best practices when handling the networking portion of a mail server. While a server or exchange administrator will do a great

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