Daily Archives: Saturday 01/01/2011

Screenshot Saturday: Mezzo DSA (Episode 1) Anime 01 JAN 2011

Mikura, Kurokawa, and Harada are the 3 members of the Danger Service Agency (DSA). Mikura is the brawn of the group, Harada is the brains, and Kurokawa is just a bitter ex-cop who likes to think he’s in charge. They’ll take on any job as long as it involves lots of danger and, of course, money.

Not that much of it ever seems to come their way of course.

Mikura taking aim with her Colt...

Mikura taking aim with her Colt…

Episode 1, Shell of Love kicks off with some explosive action, with Mikura in the thick of things battling some big masked, purple dudes. The big guys are tough, able to pound holes into concrete and would most certainly take Mikura head off in order to get what they both want.

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GUI Management of your Ubuntu Server with Webmin CodeUnit 01 JAN 2011

There is nothing more daunting than being given an Ubuntu Server to manage if you have never ever delved into the world of command line (or should that be terminal line) Linux. Thankfully though, someone saw it fit to lend a helping hand to these hapless system administrators, resulting in the very useful Webmin package.

Basically Webmin is nothing more than a web-based interface for system administration in Unix. Using any browser that supports tables and forms (and Java for the File Manager module), you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing, you can restart and shutdown, and so on and so forth.

Webmin consists of a simple web server, and a number of Perl CGI programs which directly update system files like /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/passwd.

Once installed on a machine (which may sometimes prove a bit tricky mind you), all a system administrator needs to do is hit that Server on port 10000 in a web browser and he’ll be good to go, now able to effortlessly control all sorts of behaviour using the nice and reasonably friendly web interface.

Nifty.

Related Link: http://www.webmin.com/index.html