Topics: How-To

Minimum Install VNC Remote Desktop Server on Centos

On this tutorial we are going to install VNC server on a Centos 5.6 Linux VPS. The objective is to install minimum packages to save disk space and keep the package installation minimum.

To install VNC server and Gnome desktop, run this command:

yum install vnc-server gnome-desktop xorg-x11-xinit xterm gnome-applets gnome-session gnome-themes gnome-panel gdm firefox dbus-x11

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Adsense Trick to Improve Suggested Ads

Placing ads on your website using Google Adsense is easy you just need to copy the javascript code that provided by Google and viola ads starting to show up on your website. Related ads with your website content usually show up after a few hours after you put the Adsense code on your website. There is some trick to improve this related ads to be more related to your content.

For example you have a blog with a possibitity for visitors to put comment on your articles, since Adsense shows related ads to your website content there is possibility that the ads being shown is actually more related to the comment’s keywords instead of your original blog post’s keywords.

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How to Create or Restore Backup Thunderbird Email

Thunderbird is a great open source email client but it doesn’t have build-in backup tool to backup emails, address book, settings and extension that already installed. For advanced user backing up Thunderbird emails can be achieved by copying the profiles directory to another and zip it for archieving. To restore it all you need is copy back the profiles to Thunderbird directory.

This tutorial will show you how easy to create backup from Thunderbird and restore it.

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Free Virtual CD-ROM For Netbook

As Netbook doesn’t have CD-ROM it makes software installation which comes in CD or DVD a bit difficult. You can of course buy an external USB DVD-ROM to use CD/DVD, another cheaper solution is by installing virtual CD-ROM.  One of virtual CD software is Slysoft’s Virtual Clone Drive which is available for free.

Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive.

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Building Membership Website Using WordPress

WordPress is an easy to use blogging platform and together with WishList Member plugin you can create a complete membership website.

WishList Member provide an easy way to build membership site you just need to unzip and upload the plugin to your wordpress installation and within minutes you’ll have your own membership site up and running.

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Using Windows Mobile Device as Modem for Internet Connection

Windows Mobile PDA phone can be used as a modem which enables us to get mobile internet connection via GPRS, 3G or HSDPA depending on the carrier that we use. In this tutorial I configure my HTC Touch HD as a modem to be able to connect to the internet from my notebook. This tutorial should work with other Windows Mobile based PDA phone.

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Installing VNC Remote Desktop on Centos VPS

In this tutorial we’ll install Gnome desktop and VNC server on Linux Centos Virtual Private Server (VPS). You need to install Gnome as the desktop for Linux VPS, this way you’ll get Graphical User Interface to manage your VPS or just use it as remote desktop. The VNC server is the remote control software that allows you to connect to the VPS Desktop.

1. Install Gnome Desktop, VNC Server and Xterm.

yum groupinstall gnome-desktop
yum install vnc-server xterm

It will take some time to install the Gnome Desktop as it quite big packages.

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Installing Squid Web Proxy Server on Windows 7

Squid is a caching proxy server that can help reduce internet bandwidth usage and improving response time of loading a website by caching and re-using frequently opened web page. Squid reduce the bandwidth usage and accelerate the website loading by caching static website objects such as images, flash objects and text files, with some modification Squid can cache larger files such as PDF, MP3, executables, flash videos, etc.

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Adding Watermark to Your Photos

Adding watermark such as “Copyright Your Name” to your photos is always nice thing to do as people that downloading your photos from image hosting like flickr or deviantart will know from who they take the photo.

While adding watermark can be done using image editing software like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, it’s a tedious task if you want to add watermark to many photos. An easier way to do watermarking is by using Google Picasa, here is how to do it:

1. Open Google Picasa and select the images that you want to add watermark on it. You can select multiple images by press and hold the Ctrl key while you clicking on the images.

2. Click Export button on Google Picasa panel.

Google Picasa Panel

Google Picasa Panel

3. Select your export destination (here is the folder where the images with watermark will be saved). Select the image size and quality.

4. Give check on “Add a watermark” checkbox and type the watermark text you want.

Google Picasa Watermark

Google Picasa Watermark

5. Click on OK.

Here is an example of a photo with watermark added using Google Picasa.

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