Ubuntu install Hangs on Splash Screen Fix

When I was trying to install Ubuntu I experienced a very strange issue. The Ubuntu install hangs on splash screen for a very long time. I would select the option to try Ubuntu in the grub menu, and then I would get this strange screen with broken graphics. It looked like the graphics failed to load or something. The Ubuntu install freezes on that screen and would not advance. I eventually found out that this issue will occur if you are using an Nvidia Graphics card. [Read More]

Raspberry Pi Webserver

One of the reasons that I purchased a Raspberry Pi was so that I can do local website development. Of course, I could have easily set this all up with Windows, but my desktop is already cluttered enough. And with a Raspberry Pi Webserver, I can set up scipts to run independently of my desktop. Here’s how to setup a Raspberry Pi Webserver What You Will Need: Raspberry Pi Setup Static IP Address It would be very annoying to have a website that always changes its address. [Read More]

Delete Pi User on Raspberry Pi

One of the first things you should do when setting up the Raspberry Pi is to change the default password for the pi user. Personally, I would rather just delete the user altogether and create my own user. So here’s how I deleted the Pi user on Raspberry Pi. Make sure that you backup any important data from your Pi user that you might need. Step 1: Create a New User Before you begin, make sure that you can SSH into your Raspberry Pi. [Read More]

Setup Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 is an excellent device for those who want the power of a full desktop with the footprint of a small mobile device. Setting up the raspberry Pi 3 is very easy and only takes 15 minutes. What you will need: Raspberry Pi 3 MicroSD Card (Preferably class 10 or higher) Micro USB Cable and Charger Ethernet Cable (Unless you want to use WiFi) HDMI Cable Setup Raspberry Pi 3 There are a couple of different operating system that you could use on the Raspberry Pi. [Read More]

Top Linux Apps

I spent a couple of months using Linux as my secondary operating system. During that time, I came across some really useful Linux apps that satisfied my needs. So here’s my list of the top Linux Apps. HTOP To view the running tasks in Linux, all you need to do is open up a terminal window and type in the command top. This will give you a quick running view of all the active processes on your system. [Read More]

Cheapest Computer You Can Buy

If you are in the market for a computer that will cost you about the same price as a large Starbucks iced coffee, then you are at the right place. Introducing, the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Raspberry Pu Zero W is the cheapest computer you can buy. This computer isn’t made for gaming or bitcoin mining. It’s aimed at developers and enthusiasts to use in their projects. It would also make for a great setup for a small home server. [Read More]

Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu

I woke up Sunday Morning with a cool project in mind. I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. The real reason for this was because I decided to give Jekyll a try and it was going to be my replacement for WordPress, but I digress. Another major reason to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu was so that I could keep all of my Android development and Web development stuff within Ubuntu and use Windows solely for video editing and gaming. [Read More]

Create Shared Network Folder Linux

One of the most convenient ways to share data across a network is using a shared network folder. In Windows, setting up a shared network is usually an easy process. However, it’s not a straightforward to do in Linux (no surprise). Create Shared Network Folder Linux To begin, you are going to need to download and install samba apt-get install samba apt-get install samba-common-bin Next, create the folder that you want to share. [Read More]

Create a VPN Server

There are three routes that you can take when setting up a VPN. You can either use a free one, buy a paid service or make your own. The advantage of free VPNs is that they are easy to setup; just install and they are ready to be used. My favorite VPN on Android is Opera VPN. The downside of Free VPNs is that they typically come with a 500 – 1GB data cap and are very slow. [Read More]

Linux in Windows 10

Microsoft has done something really cool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. They gave users the ability to use the Linux Bash Command Line from within Windows. This is not through a virtual machine nor container, but a subsystem that they previously added in an earlier Windows update. Here’s how you can enable Linux in Windows 10: What You Will Need: Windows 10 Anniversary Update How To: ­ [Read More]