ITworld How-to en Unix: Viewing your processes through the eyes of /proc The /proc file system brings the processes on your Unix systems into view in some very useful ways, but only if you take the time to cd over to /proc and see all it can tell you.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Operating Systems How-to operatingsystems /proc kernel processes settings statistics Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:31:12 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 432024 at 5 free ways to get faster Wi-Fi away from your office and home Find yourself at public Wi-Fi hot spots that don&#039;t seem so hot? I&#039;ve got five foolproof ways to speed up you connection.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Networking How-to adblock plus Ookla Speedtest speed test speedup travel wi-fi Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:43:32 +0000 Preston Gralla 431764 at Unix: Gaining network insights with tcpdump Think you know what&#039;s happening on your network? 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Congress just passed a law letting cellphone owners unlock their phones so they can jump from carrier to carrier. But don&#039;t rejoice yet. There&#039;s a big &quot;gotcha&quot; that may not allow you to do it.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to cellphone unlock unlocking Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:40 +0000 Preston Gralla 428934 at Going on a trip? Here's how to choose a hotel with the best Wi-Fi. Don&#039;t want to be stuck in hotel with Wi-Fi speeds as slow as an ancient 9,600 bps modems? Here&#039;s how to check out hotel Wi-Fi speeds before you book so that you&#039;ll be able to travel in the fast lane.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to hotels speed test travel wi-fi Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:39 +0000 Preston Gralla 428505 at Poetry for sysadmins on their special day Don&#039;t forget that tomorrow is Sysadmins Day -- a good day to show love to the folks who save your butt again and again when you mess up your computer. Here are some poems, tailored just for them.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Operating Systems How-to itcareers appreciation love poetry sysadmin sysadmin day system administrator Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:41:46 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 428488 at Unix: Knowing your memory commands Memory is one of the most important parts of your Unix system for performance. Let&#039;s look at some commands that will tell you what you need to know about the memory on the systems you manage is being used.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Source Operating Systems How-to software free meminfo memory pagesize prtconf sar Top vmstat Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:44:14 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 427911 at How to create nested comments in Java / Android Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Open Source Software Unified Communications How-to Android java Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 427131 at 5 great free powerups for Gmail Want to get more out of Gmail? 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