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VPS from Virtual Machines (Virmach) : Benchmarks in 2022

In this post, you will find results from benchmarks on two Virtual Private Servers from Virmach, located in Amsterdam and New Jersey, respectively.These servers had been ‘idling’ for the past few months. In 2022, I had decided to really cut down on the number of VPS benchmarks and reviews I publish on this blog, but as I have posted elsewhere, these servers were `looking lost and sad`. So, I decided to reinstall the OS (Debian 11 for one, Ubuntu 20.04 on the other) and re-run the benchmarks.

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First Impressions: VirtFusion Server Management Panel

In this post, you will find an introduction and overview of VirtFusion server control panel. This post is a hybrid of sorts, that is, will cover the “what” and the “how” together in this post. The “what” will cover how to install the VirtFusion panel, what are the minimum hardware and operating system specifications, and so on. We will refer to the installation and configuration documentation for this. In parallel, I will also include screenshots from the time I had tested this panel. This is intended to aid a subscriber to a VPS, i.e. a typical end user’s perspective.

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Video Hosting and Delivery by Gumlet – First Impressions

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  • 8 min read

In this post, we will take a look at Video Streaming using Gumlet’s Content Delivery Network of CDN. In the past I have used YouTube, Vimeo, and for this blog. While we will shortly revive the YouTube channel, my plan is also to update the old videos for better streaming quality and viewer experience. For the time being, my focus will be on hosting short videos (typically under 1 minute) that I have created for promoting this blog and a couple of related sites.

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Video:Introduction to Content Management Systems

Since 2018, I have tested and tried over 60 different Content Management Systems or CMS. The list includes the well known CMS – WordPress and Drupal, to the relatively unknown ones such as Datenstrom Yellow and Textpattern. Majority of the CMS are PHP based, while a few use node.js or Python. Some are open source, other are proprietary. Most require… 

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Office Suite Journey: Staroffice in 2000 to Libreoffice Web Version, 2022

This morning I read a news update about LibreOffice, the free and open source office Suite. They are in the process of releasing web based version. For this, they will use a technology called LOWA. The development is in early stage at this point in time. I believe a demonstration was given earlier, during the meet of free and open source software developers meeting (FOSDEM). Reading the article from Makeuseof, and looking at the web based interface brought back a flood of memories.

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Conclusion of February 2022 Blogging challenge and Way Forward

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Welcome to Day 28 of the February 2022 blogging challenge. Today is a Monday, and the theme for Mondays is on podcasting under “MyPod Mondays”. I will be publishing a separate post on my podcasting blog, something that I haven’t done for the past two weeks. I had planned to publish 500 words every day. For the two months (January and February) I exceeded my word count, even though I was not able to publish one post for each day. This year, my goal was to publish at least one blog post of 800 words, for every calendar day.In other words, the target was to publish 28 blog posts of 800 words each, which brings the total to around 22,400 words. As of yesterday, I had published 25 blogs totaling 24,500 words. Additionally, there are four posts are scheduled, to be published. They were written in the previous weeks, but they all require some updates or minor tweaks.

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Using Zoho Workplace for gaathastory- my Six Month Review

Welcome to Day Number twenty Seven of my Blogging Challenge. For today’s SaaSy Sunday, read my brief review of Zoho Workplace. It has been six months since we took the subscription. We have used Zoho Mail for over 6 years for our business. Around July last year we took the subscription for Zoho Workplace, a suite of SaaS (Software as a Service) tools for office communication, document management and customer connect. I was thinking of posting my impressions on using Zoho Workplace sometime next month. Last Sunday, I had written about Zoho Writer, therefore publishing the below review at a later time made sense. But a conversation on an Internet Forum changed that.

Feature Images used in Blogging Challenge 2022

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On Friday, I thought of publishing a Collage- an image gallery- of images used as Feature Images for the #bloggingchallenge. You can enlarge each image by clicking that image.