• Fix Missing iCal to Gmail Invites

    We're so used to reliable communication channels that when something breaks down, it takes us by surprise. I've recently experienced a glitch that's been causing some headaches. Calendar invites created in OS X iCal would not get delivered to Gmail recipients. No matter what we tried, the recipient never got it.

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  • Automatically Configure Hostname for New EC2 Instances

    When working with Amazon EC2 instances, you've probably experienced the need to change the default hostname to something more meaningful than "ip-10-205-14-33" for instance. While simply issuing a hostname command will do the trick, it requires login into the machine. If you also need to properly define the fqdn (fully qualified domain name) of the machine, it requires a modification of the /etc/hosts file as well or more if you've setup a DNS server.

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  • Ubuntu won't Restart on Amazon EC2 Micro Instance

    Amazon recently introduced a micro size instance for their popular EC2 service, making it very affordable to run infrequently used web applications.

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