Create Custom URL Shortener For WordPress Based Blog In a Five Minutes

last updated in Categories Apache, lighttpd, php

You can create URL redirection service for your blog within five minutes using nothing but web server’s mod_redirect module. For example, when you type or share a url io9.in/t/5159 you will be automatically redirected to http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/my-10-unix-command-line-mistakes.html. In this quick post I will explain how to create url shortener and integrate your wordpress based blog without installing any new scripts.

Debunking the "Linux is virus free" Myth

last updated in Categories Debian Linux, Howto, Linux, Linux desktop, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Shell scripting, Ubuntu Linux, Windows, windows vista

Is Linux is virus free? The author of foobar blog provides some insight about the same. Linux users can’t just catch a virus by email or downloading malware from the Internet, contrary to “those Windows users”. From the foobar blog post:

Then you save an email attachment under Linux, the execute flag is normally NOT set and thus, the file can’t be executed just by clicking on it. So, no luck?

Download of the day: WordPress 2.7

last updated in Categories Download of the day, GNU/Open source, Linux, Open source coding, php, UNIX, Windows server

Wordpress version 2.7 has been released and available for download. From the announcement page:

The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version.

What is new in Wordpress 2.7

For a visual introduction to what 2.7 is, check out this video (available in HD, and full screen):

Download the latest release of WordPress version 2.7, released on 10 December 2008.

Linus Torvalds Blog

last updated in Categories kernel, Linux

Linus is best known for Linux kernel and still active Kernel maintainer started blogging. So if you’re interested more about Linus and his life read Linus Torvalds’s blog here.

Linux Kernel Source Code Screensaver

last updated in Categories Gnome, Linux, Linux desktop

If you are looking for a screensaver that would show you something really cool about your system, try Linux kernel source code Screensaver. You need xscreensaver-data-extra and kernel source code packages. See Jason Kress blog for more information on installing and configuring Linux kernel source code screensaver.