Just another Linux/Server blog.. with some other stuff thrown in there! - 100% NOT FOR PROFIT

About This Site:

This site is just a place for me to share the technology related hurtles I have overcome. Once you get into using the CLI, you realize how important it is to document things! With that being said, nothing on here is guaranteed to work, or even be correct! Take it as you will. Most of what I write is taken from other guides and mix-n-matched for what works for me. Also, almost all my guides will be extremely short and to the point, not a lot of explaining the code. I LOVE short guides, so that's what I make :) If I helped, please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing success stories and if you find a problem, please comment as well!


My main OS at the time is Ubuntu 14 x64 LTS Server Edition, but I also use CentOS 7 for anything VoIP or High Availability related. There will be some content in here related to Windows, but 99% of the content will be either Linux Server or Hypervisor related content.


I also run my own VMWare ESXI server and I am a die-hard fan of virtualizing everything and VMWare ESXI. My first server I built everything right on the hardware and if I ever messed up, or wanted to start fresh, I had to rebuild my entire eco-system. This was a huge hindrance as every time I get something to work, I like to do it again to make sure I understand it and my notes are correct. Virtualization has vastly improved my ability to test things and decrease my downtime.



About Me:

I fell in love with Linux and servers while studying for Computer Networking Associates in the CENT program at Honolulu Community College. I completed my education at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania gaining a degree in Computer Networking and Cyber Security (Cum Laude). I spend way to much time learning about Linux, servers and finding technological things to learn, but it has already paid off. I am currently looking for new opportunities in my dream place to live, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Outside of servers and Linux, I enjoy walking my dog, canoeing, hiking, biking and watching anything that starts with "star", but mostly Stargate!





  1. 2016-11-06 04:29

    Cool. What do you think most people do with your work? What use is it for the greater good of society? Are there any pitfalls that you have foreseen?

    Thanks and good looking dog!

    1. FreeSoftwareServers
      2016-11-16 02:25

      Hmm, I need to setup notifications for comment! I just read this. I think most people end up here searching for very specific things, but really, it’s very interesting finding out which posts generate the most traffic, so far it’s been one of my first posts on setting up DD-WRT on Linksys EA6500, which I expected, but out of nowhere the next up was using VLC as an external player for Kodi. This is easily attainable information, but google seemed to lead people here vs kodi.tv! Only pitfall I've considered is not being a secret keeper at work. But a teacher once told me, if you are a secret keeper and are the only one who can do your job, you'll never get promoted, because you are the only one who can do your job!

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