November 23, 2013

Bandwidth shaping in Linux

It’s always been a problem for me to shape traffic in Linux. After Windows experience with Outpost firewall I couldn’t find an easy and convenient way to shape traffic in Linux. Judging by the amount of similar questions over the Internet it’s unobvious not only to me but to many other users. It appears there are different ways to achieve that in Linux. I personally found two of them useful: trickle and tc. Read more

October 13, 2013

Octopress to rule them all

It’s been a long while since I decided to switch from Google Blogspot to Octopress and start blogging like a geek. For almost a year I couldn’t force myself to write even a short post. There were different reasons to that, and some of them are technical. Being a complete rookie to Ruby, I was scared by all these daunting rake commands and Octopress machinery. It actually helped me to write down and summarize the commands that I need in a single place. Read more

October 13, 2013

Downloading iTunes U Course - The Hacker Way

Today, kids, we are going to download iTunes U course almost exclusively from the command line. Why The easiest way to do that is to use iTunes to download all that for you. Unfortunately, while I have iPod/iPad in my home ecosystem, I don’t have any Mac computers. Thus, I’m running iTunes in a virtual machine on Windows. Imagine my user experience from such combination. Pure pain and suffering. Read more