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GMail Hack – How to BackUp Your GMail!

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All things man-made will break, even Google’s own GMail.   Now, you don’t need to fuss about it if you had all your GMail data backed up.

Here’s a bunch of great resources on how to back up your GMail so the next time GMail goes down, you will still have access to your e-mail:

    If you use MS Outlook and pop your mail from GMail, you are already all good since you have downloaded all your e-mail. (unless you deleted it)  I use MS Outlook every once in awhile just to p

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Apple iPhone “Explodes” Over Battery Problems – Possible Health Hazard!

It seems that French consumer affairs minister has met with an Apple exec to discuss the latest iphone “explosion” problems in France and other parts of the world.

iPhone exploding, is that possible?

Yes, the battery of the iPhone has been reported to “explode” at random occasions ever since its birth.  Apple is claiming that their iPhones do not explode but history says otherwise.  Apple Nanos in South Korea have been recalled in the past due to “faulty” b

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New Nokia N900 based on Linux!

Here’s some great news that the new Nokia N900 is based on Linux, similar to the new Palm Pre.

The new Nokia N900 comes with ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB of application memory, 32GB of storage (expandable to 48GB with a MicroSD card), and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

That’s very similar to the Palm Pre, same processor but 4X more memory and 4X more storage.  Plus, I have to say having a Mozilla browser is a definite plus.  If it’s available anytime soon in the U.S., I will definitely be one of the first get this cool new phone.

FINALLY, Nokia gets on

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Palm Pre Hack – How To Install a WordPress Blog Website on a Palm Pre!

You know, I haven’t had this much “hacking” fun since I first started this site.  I just figured out how to install a WordPress blog on my Palm Pre!  It runs really well btw but I can’t tell you the domain name since Sprint might cancel my contract if too many people start accessing it.

Anyways, I’ve written a detailed DIY guide over at Palm Pre Hacks Blog, make sure to check it out if you plan on taking your website with you at all times.

P.S. I am sure there will be one day technology gets so good that my blog will run on a cellphone.

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Palm Pre Hack – How to SSH into a Palm Pre!

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Here’s a write-up I did over at my new Palm Pre Hacks blog on how to SSH into a Palm Pre.  Check it out if you got a Palm Pre and ahead of the curve. 🙂

The second day I got the Palm Pre, I was able to SSH into my own Palm Pre and also make it into a WiFi Router.  Of course, this is usual business for me as I manage about 30+ web servers on a daily basis.  If I see a linux machine, the first thing I want to do is SSH into it.

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Web Server Hack – How to Use DDoS Deflate to Protect Against DoS Flooding!

I have been using DDoS Deflate, which is a simple script that will automatically help you against DoS attacks on your server.  Basically it works by killing any HTTPD processes/banning IPs that reach more than set number of TCP connections.

It’s a great script since it’s free, simple, and works well against DoS attacks.  Yes, forget paying that extra hundred dollars to your server company, who’s going to probably install this script anyways.

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Web Server Hack – How To Auto Restart HTTPD service script!

Here’s a simple script I made up that will auto restart your HTTPD service if it reaches a high load.

The script will actually stop your HTTPD server when your load is higher than the maximum load settings and will re-start when the load is back to zero.

If you are on a server that’s overloaded, this script can help you “temporarily” get by instead of your web server dying and you manually rebooting your web server.

There’s also an extra “mail” feature that will email you whenever the server is stopped or restarted. (Code after

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Linux Time – How to Set the Time and Date using Command Date!

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I just noticed that my web server’s time was ahead by 10 hours for some reasons.  If you run linux dedicated servers, you will want to know how to do this.  I know there’s many ways to do it but this is the simplest/fastest method.

Here’s a really simple way to set time and date on any linux/unix system:

date – Would list the date and time of the server. Below is an example of the output.

Thu Feb 8 16:47:32 MST 2001

date -s “11/20/2003 12:48:00” – Set the date to the date and time shown.

date ‘+DATE: %m/%d/

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Linux DIY – How to Create an SSH Tunnel and Share Internet Through Another Computer!

Well, I am in the process of creating a local tunnel connection between two of my web servers from MediaTemple (thanks Eric for the help btw), I stumbled across this cool Linux DIY that shows you how to create an SSH Tunnel between two linux computers and share the internet via proxy port number 2020.

This might be very useful if you happen to run a bunch of linux machines and run out of ethernet lines. (and you are not using WiFi)

To create a tunnel you need to check that ssh service is running on the computer that you want to connect. For Ubuntu or Debian based distribution

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Palm Pre Hack – How to Make Your Palm Pre into a Wireless Router/HotSpot!

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Palm Pre has been literally “awesome” in the last couple days that I’ve had it.

I love this new touchscreen phone so much that I even registered a domain name for it called PalmPre-Hacks.com on the night I bought the Palm Pre.

Well, it turns out that my $199 investment on the Palm Pre has paid off already as I have figured out how to make it into a wireless router already.

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