DIY: Home UBUNTU NAS Server

DIY: Home UBUNTU NAS Server

Back in 2003, I used to connect my computer on the my old 32′ TV, those huge and heavy TVs, to watch stuff from the internet, at that time, eMule was ruling the p2p community (can’t talk about USENET right? :} ). Then in 2008 I decided to build a better HTPC (Home Theater PC), a full dedicated computer connected to my TV, with good MotherBoard/VGA/SoundBoard, well, a good computer, with gaming capacities. It was good while it lasted, but you know, it was huge black box below my TV, bit noisy, but it did the job.

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My HTPC 2.0

Long ago, I wrote How I Made my HTPC at my place. Time passes and things change. End of year has arrived, Christmas and everything, so I decided to upgrade my system to a more efficient and cheaper one. The new choices were using a NAS (Network Attached Storage) allowing all files can be accessed from any machine connected to the network, in this case I am using Lacie Network Space 2 2TB storage. A Gigabit router TP-LINK , so far I’m very happy with this router, although. A media player WD-PLUS Live that has an embedded Linux and play videos in various formats, even FullHD , and access online content like YouTube and some radios.

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Solving problemas with PhPMyadmin on Ubuntu

You know, everytime you want to install LAMP + phpmyadmin on Ubuntu, you can simply write on terminal:

sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-server-5.0 php5 php5-mysql phpmyadmin 

Ok, you are ready to go, but the only problem is that you can’t find the phpmyadmin folder when accessing http://localhost/ you can’t even see the folder at /var/www/ . So what you should do is:

sudo ln -sf /usr/share/phpmyadmin/ /var/www/phpmyadmin

It will link the phpmyadmin folder from /usr/share/phpmyadmin/ to /var/www/phpmyadmin
now try going to http://localhost/phpmyadmin and you are good to go! 🙂

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OpenOffice 3D

It looks PowerPoint will have a great competitor now. People will start thinking twice before paying for Microsoft’s Office. Programmer Shane M. Mathews made great slideshow effects using 3D-OpenGL’s library.

You can take a look of how it looks:

This feature will be available for everyone on the next OpenOffice.org 2.4.

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Running MAME games on Ubuntu

How many of us, when young spent so much money playing in arcade machines? How much time have you spent on that old arcade house playing that game, just to watch the end of that hard game, or to be in first on the Hall of Fame? Don’t you miss playing Metal Slug, Marvel vs Capcom, The King of Fighters, Dungeons & Dragons, Street Fighter, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs and many other games?

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