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All About Arlo Gilbert

April 28th, 2008 by elizar

Who in heaven is Arlo Gilbert? Yep, using ‘heaven’ is perfect for describing this man for he do sometimes tries to conquer heaven. He’s into planes you see. :)

Anyway, you’re probably Googling about Arlo Gilbert as you read this post. Well, let me save you a few minutes and introduce you to Mr. Gilbert in one fast minute.

He is the following:

  • The Man is from Austin, Texas
  • Arlo Gilbert is a high school drop out… and a proud one (don’t do that boys and girls)
  • A family man! So there’s a Mrs. Gilbert and two little Arlo Gilberts (daughters)

The reason why we feature this brilliant man is that he has successfully launched online startups and been doing it for 10 years now. Remember, high school dropout and no training in marketing or any business related studies… Brilliant indeed.

What caught my attention while reading his ‘About’ page was his current project – the iCall. It’s a VOIP startup company. I was wondering if iCall was developed by Arlo Gilbert or if it uses Asterisk?




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Lack Of Updates

April 28th, 2008 by elizar

As you may probably notice, this blog of mine haven’t been updated for weeks! I don’t want it to be stale for a month, so i thought doing this small quick post and announce my plan for this little technology/work blog…

So what’s the plan?

Well, it’s very obvious that there’s nothing much going on at work lately… (sshhh, don’t tell the boss).. So, I’m thinking of posting open-source articles… sort of like what everyone is doing on their own technology/computer/unix related blogs.

Right, that’s what I’ll do… Now, I only hope laziness wont struck me first.

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Setting up an FTP server on Debian

April 5th, 2008 by elizar

First things first, check to see what available ftp server are there for Debian

atp-cache search ftp-server

This will suppose to to list all available ftp server . As you can see there are a few available server you can choose. Popular one is proftp.

To install the service do:

apt-get install proftp

This will start installing .. you know, displaying all those letters and words and stuff..

webserver:~# apt-get install proftpd
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
libmysqlclient15off libpq4 mysql-common perl perl-modules ucf
Suggested packages:
libterm-readline-gnu-perl libterm-readline-perl-perl proftpd-doc
Recommended packages:
perl-doc debconf-utils
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libmysqlclient15off libpq4 mysql-common perl perl-modules proftpd ucf
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 9623kB of archives.
After unpacking 39.1MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y

Run proftpd from inetd or standalone?


Initially selected standalone here.

And you’re done!

To start up the FTP service:

/etc/init.d/proftpd start

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/var/preserve Directory: Vi and Ex Temporary Files

April 2nd, 2008 by elizar

Got a page on an error today:

Error, DISK_SPACE:/var – hostname – UNIX – EMAIL – 100% full, 0MB free, 722MB total

Did a quick ‘du’ on /var filesystem and found out the culprit directory:

# du -sk * | sort -rn | more
232013 preserve
222272 tmp
62607 sadm
58204 cfengine
44270 spool
40355 adm
510 cron
503 orca
343 apache

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